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3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
Lake Brantley High School, Orlando, Florida.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image showing the keydesk of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The keydesk of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Click here to download a 2592 x 1944 JPG image showing ATOS President Bob Davidson the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
ATOS President Bob Davidson the console of the
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

The Featured Organ for the month of December is the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida. This instrument, better known as the Don Baker Memorial WurliTzer, is under the care of the Orlando Area Theatre Organ Society (OATOS), a proud chapter of the American Theatre Orga Society.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image showing the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
The stop sweep of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

The Orlando Area Theatre Organ Society currently meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2PM in the Lake Brantley High School Auditorium, with the exception of the summer months.

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Warren Thomas, OATOS Chapter President at the
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Visitors are welcome at any of the OATOS's meetings and they will gladly make arrangements for viewing and playing the organ at other times. To find out more, contact:

Warren Thomas, Chapter President
5939 Kendrew Drive
Port Orange, Florida 32127-5887
Telephone: 1-386-761-0592

Susan Cole, Chapter Vice President
1211 Old Highway 441
Mount Dora, Florida 32757
Telephone: 1-352-383-6975

To see more pictures of the Don Baker Memorial Console and some shots of the pipework, visit the Official OATOS Website.

A Closer Look at the
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer

This console was played by the legendary Don Baker, one of Tom Hoehn's teachers. Today, it is referred to as the Don Baker Memorial WurliTzer.

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The left bolster of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

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The left bolster of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Here, we see the left bolster of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ, containing the Pedal stops and some of the Accompaniment stops.

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The center bolster of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

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The center bolster of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Here, we see the center bolster of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ, containing the Great stops and fallboard with Second Touch, General and Tremulant stops on the back rail. Note the row of round buttons above the Solo manual that control the many Toys and Percussions.

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The right bolster of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

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The right bolster of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Here, we see the right bolster of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ, containing the Solo stops.

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The stop sweep of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Here, we see the stop sweep of the Don Baker Memorial Console. Note the beautiful custom made etched glass WurliTzer music rack, a one-of-a-kind item found only on this console.

Listen to Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor play the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ!

Listen to the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ!

The Walnut Hill Mobile Recording Crew paid two visits to Lake Brantley High School and made some recordings of this fine instrument, with Tom Hoehn and the Bone Doctor taking the bench on November 12th and Tom playing a concert for the monthly chapter meeting of the OATOS on November 27th, 2005.

The Bone Doctor at the console of the
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
November 12th, 2005

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Bone Doctor at the console of the
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Below, we hear the Bone Doctor playing a few songs he likes to noodle around on. These songs were recorded on November 11th, 2005 during a test session in the days prior to the monthly OATOS chapter meeting featuring the concert Tom played.

  1. Blue Danube
    Playing time = 4:11, file size = 3.88MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  2. Michelle, My Belle
    Playing time = 3:10, file size = 2.93MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  3. Norwegian Wood
    Playing time = 2:43, file size = 2.52MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  4. Trust and Obey
    Playing time = 1:28, file size = 1.38MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.

Tom Hoehn at the console of the
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
First Session, November 12th, 2005

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Tom Hoehn at the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
installed at Lake Brantley High School in Orlando, Florida.

Tom Hoehn, the Bone Doctor and Kimmy took a trip to Orlando Florida to see the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ installed in the auditorium of the Lake Brantley High School.

Tom played a total of nine songs on the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer while the recorder was running, and these are listed below:

  1. Pass Me By
    Playing time = 3:15, file size = 3.01.MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  2. Music Man
    Playing time = 16:42, file size = 15.3MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  3. Just One Of Those Things
    Playing time = 1:18, file size = 1.53MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  4. Toyland
    Playing time = 2:51, file size = 2.64MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  5. Ruby
    Playing time = 3:45, file size = 3.48MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  6. Everything's Coming Up Roses
    Playing time = 2:57, file size = 2.74MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  7. I Get A Kick Out Of You
    Playing time = 1:25, file size = 1.33MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  8. Nola
    Playing time = 2:55, file size = 2.71MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  9. Medley - The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise - Robert E. Lee
    Playing time = 6:11, file size = 5.72MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.

Tom Hoehn at the console of the
3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ
Second Session, November 27th, 2005

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Tom Hoehn at the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

Below we hear Tom Hoehn at the console once again, playing a few medleys of his most requested music during the Orlando Area Theatre Organ Society chapter meeting on Novenber 27th, 2005.

In these recordings, there is a popping noise that is the sound of the Swell Shades clacking due to worn out felt. We could not eliminate the noise from the tracks.

A complete listing of the material in these seven tracks is listed below:

  1. Medley - Finian's Rainbow, and opening statements by the officers at the meeting.
    • If This Isn't Love
    • When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love
    • How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
    • Look To The Rainbow
  2. Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire
  3. Medley - Henry Mancini
    • Moon River
    • Pink Panther
  4. Exerpts from Oliver Twist
  5. We Need A Little Christmas
  6. Medley - Music Man
  7. 12th Street Rag Along with closing statements by the officers at the meeting.

Click here to download a 2048 x 1536 JPG image showing Tom Hoehn at the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
Tom Hoehn at the console of the 3/18 Mighty WurliTzer Theatre Pipe Organ.

  1. Medley - Finian's Rainbow
    Playing time = 9:18, file size = 8.58MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  2. Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire
    Playing time = 8:02, file size = 7.42MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  3. Medley - Henry Mancini
    Playing time = 12:33, file size = 11.50MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  4. Exerpts from Oliver Twist
    Playing time = 30:41, file size = 28.20MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  5. We Need A Little Christmas
    Playing time = 11:32, file size = 10.60MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  6. Medley - Music Man
    Playing time = 15:58, file size = 14.70MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.
  7. 12th Street Rag
    Playing time = 7:31, file size = 6.94MB, bit rate = 128KB/sec.

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