POE Countdown!



The Wichita Pipe Organ Encounter is only two weeks away!  The committee has worked countless hours to make all of the arrangements for a smooth running and successful event.  The schedule is included in this newsletter, and we hope you will take advantage of the many interesting concerts and programs throughout the week.  AGO members are welcome to observe during the daytime activities, and the public is welcome at most concerts (except Tuesday night which is for POE students, faculty and staff only).    Please share the poster of events with everyone you think might be interested.  E-mail the poster to friends, hang them in your churches, share the excitement with others!

Could you help in one or more of these ways?

  • Provide snacks for the students (homemade or purchased cookies, crackers, trail mix, nuts, fruit etc. – individual packs).  There are 23 students plus faculty and staff.  Contact Marlene Hallstrom
  • Bake cookies for a reception.  Contact Carolyn Chambers
  • Drive a van or car to transport students.  –  Marlene
  • Chaperone at a local church while students practice, Mon-Thurs (approx 9-11 am) – Marlene
  • Usher at a concert – Contact Gary Huffman
  • Buy two 12 packs of 1 inch ring binders (Office Depot, etc.) – Marlene
  • But 24 mechanical pencils with erasers – Marlene
  • Help with lunch at Eastminster on Tuesday. Contact Anna Jeter
  • Make a cash donation to support POE – Gary Huffman

Our chapter is one of only four throughout the United States who  are hosting Pipe Organ Encounters this summer.  THIS IS A BIG DEAL!  Let’s show our hospitality and support to these students and guest faculty members by attending as many events as possible.

Marlene Hallstrom, POE Director