The RTOS Story
As told by the following brief history, the Rochester Theater Organ Society (RTOS) story is one of inspiration, luck, near failure, community involvement, perseverance and untold hours of dedication and hard work by an unstoppable band of enthusiasts and volunteers, all having the common goal of saving an important piece of Rochester, NY musical history through the preservation and presentation of a magnificent Wurlitzer pipe organ.
Each phase of the story is contained on one of the following pages (Each line below is a link to the identified page):
- 1. In The Beginning
- 2. A Man and A Vision
- 3. RTOS Is Born And Disaster Strikes
- 4. Rochester Responds!
- 5. Looking For A New Home
- 6. The Golden Years
- 7. RTOS Expands Its Resources
- 8. The Next 50 Years
To read/download the RTOS Story (without illustrations), click button to right.
This updated and expanded version of the RTOS Story was created and edited by Russ Shaner and includes material written by Lloyd Klos and others that has appeared in previous RTOS publications. The Editor thanks Don Hall, Richard Neidich and Dan Schultz for supplying additional information.