About the Red River Theatre Organ Society (RRTOS)
The RRTOS was chartered in 1965 - ten years after the start of the parent organization, the American Theatre Organ Society. Its membership is comprised of organ enthusiasts, organists, and technicians from the Fargo/Moorhead area. It is one of over 83 chapters in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
The RRTOS owns two Wurlitzer organs that are used regularly and is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. The chapter produces an annual Silent Movie Night, the Holiday Pipes noon hour concert series in December, concerts, informal performances, and outreach events throughout the year. The RRTOS also provides organists for movie prologues and special events at the Fargo Theatre.
In October 2018, the RRTOS released a strategic plan outlining its goals to stay relevant and active for many years to come. Some areas of focus include developing youth outreach programs, increasing the frequency of public events, introducing the pipe organ to new audiences, operating with a professional non-profit mentality, and continuing our restoration efforts on our instruments.