1010 Nashville Avenue, New Orleans, LA. 70115

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - New Orleans Chapter
President: Bennett Britt
Secretary: Dr. Carolyn M. Clawson
Co-Treasurers: Bob and Benjie Branson

Rachelen Lien
Robert Zanca *
Travers Koerner

Earl Markey
Naomi Markey
Dr. Carol Britt
Bennett Britt
Janet McLellan
Dr. Paul Anderson
Roy Redman
Ryan Celestin

* Swell Shoe editor.
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That's the only requirement for membership in this society of friends of the organ. We are an international organization that seeks members from all levels of interest in the organ. Whether you simply listen enthusiastically or you play, build, or study the organ as an avocation or profession, the Organ Historical Society invites you to join.The Society promotes a widespread musical and historical interest in American organbuilding through collection, preservation, and publication of historical information, and through recordings and public concerts. As a member you will:

Receive the Society's quarterly magazine The Tracker.

Receive the Society's annual Organ Handbook

Meet others who share your love for the organ and its music.

Receive invitations to attend the annual National Conventions of the Society, which are held in June, July or August in places where there are interesting and historic organs.

Receive catalogs of hundreds of organ and choral recordings. Organ publications and music with some special prices for members.

Through your membership, help preserve and document the American organ building heritage and support the OHS American Organ Archives, the largest organ research college in the world.

From a modest beginning in 1956, the Society has grown steadily in membership and is now an international group of music lovers, musicians, organ builders, historians, and scholars. This growth, which has spread to other countries, is evidence that a significant step forward in musical culture and historical scholarship has been fostered since the Society's founding.

The New Orleans Chapter of the Organ Historical Society has the awesome task of looking after the many historic organs in the Crescent City. Rich in religious heritage, New Orleans and the surrounding area is home to many fine historic instruments. Over the last twenty years, the chapter has been a driving force in keeping these priceless treasures playing, and making sure that their owners are aware of the significance they hold in the history of our churches and institutions of worship. Our city has been the site of both a major national convention and a winter Odyssey.