Dallas Organ and Keyboard Society

Established 1953 as The Hammond Organ Society



Next Concert

Singing In Spring

A Broadway Hammond
Don Reasons With Special Guest, Janet McGee

Date: March 24 at 2:30PM

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Concert Venue:

Various Public Concert Locations Around Dallas

Everyone Loves Organ Music

Regular club meetings:

Members Private Homes

Usual meeting day:

Sunday Afternoon (once a month)

Start time:

2:30 pm

Membership dues:

$10 single or family

Members' concert admission:

$4.00

Visitors' concert admission:

$6.00

To contact us:

Send an e-mail

E-mail:

DallasOS at ymail dot com



CLUB VISION
  • To bring together people who are interested in the organ whether or not they own an organ or keyboard.

  • To encourage the enjoyment of good organ music, both traditional and modern

  • To give help and advice on the purchase and playing of organs, keyboards and electric pianos, etc.

  • To give members a chance to play for each other and share the good fellowship of a common interest

  • To aid in the acquisition of playing techniques and skills, to exchange views, tips and information, music, records, tapes, etc.

  • To promote public concerts and showcase Dallas' top professional organists

CLUB BENEFITS
  • Monthly meetings

  • Reduced admission charges for members when attending professional concerts promoted by the Society

  • Advance notice of other local concerts by visiting organists

  • Regular Newsletters where members can seek or give information or advertise

  • Fun musical times each time we get together

CLUB HISTORY 

The Dallas Organ Society (DOS) was organized in 1953. Like so many other organ clubs at the time, the DOS was originally called The Hammond Organ Society.

In the 1970s, Hammond dropped the sponsorship of the Hammond Organ Societies all over the world. Later, because of that and because many members now owned Baldwin, Conn and other brands, the club changed the name to the Dallas Organ Society. They also began meeting at the Baldwin Family Music Center (BFMC). The BFMC remained on Lovers Lane for many years.

In the mid-1980s, BFMC moved to a wonderful location on Coit Road, next door to Ola Padrida. In the late 1990s, Olla Podrida closed and the entire area was being redeveloped into other uses. Again BFMC was forced to move. They chose a building at the corner of Coit Road and the LBJ freeway. You couldn't miss the thirty-foot grand piano painted on the side of the building.

When construction began on the "High Five" project, BFMC was again forced to move. At that point, Brook Mays Music on Beltline Road became the home of the Dallas Organ Society until they closed in July, 2006.

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The Dallas Organ Society is expanding its focus to include more organists, various organs and more venues. We are hoping the membership will continue to grow.

Our meetings are very informal and are conducted in a friendly atmosphere. Our membership consists of amateurs, professionals and music-lovers who do not play at all. Due to the wide range of playing experience the members help and advise each other on playing techniques. After each performance, we usually have "Open Console" which provides a chance for anyone to perform on the featured organ. If you wish, you can bring your music and play during "open console."

There are members who come along to enjoy the friendly atmosphere, listen to the music being played and enjoy the fellowship. We want you to be a part of the Dallas Organ Society and enjoy the musical meetings and concerts among friends with a common interest.

Program 

2008/2009

September 14

Don Reasons

Rodgers Oxford Concert Organ

October 19

Donnie Rankin

Mighty Wurlitzer

November 30

Robert MacDonald

Allen "George Wright" Theatre Organ

February 15

Don Reasons

Mighty MidiTzer VTPO

March 15

Six Organists - Open Console

Arnstein Opus 1 VPO

May 17

Dr. Wm. Hanson - Organist,
Classical Brass, Etc. - Brass Quintet

Rodgers Oxford Concert Organ

June 14

The Lowery Babes - Duo Organists

Lowery Organs






2007/2008

September 16

Bob Goodwin

Rodgers Oxford Concert Organ

October 21

Ray McConnell

Yamaha Tyros II

December 9 - Christmas Party

Private Home - Don Reasons, Organist

The Mighty Wurlitzer

February 10

Tawny Kingsley

Allen Computer Organ

May 18

Bob MacDonald

Rogers Oxford Concert Organ

June 15

Season Finale - Paul Allen, Organist

The Mighty Wurlitzer

July And August

Enjoy The Summer

See You In September


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