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Evansville AGO
July 15, 2002
Newsletter of the American Guild of Organists 
Evansville, Indiana Chapter
Upcoming Events

July 21
Timothy Weisman
Organ recital 4 p.m.
St. Lucas UCC, Evansville 

July 28
Kirk Rich
Organ recital 4 p.m.
St. Lucas UCC, Evansville 

August 24th
Summer Social, 6 p.m.
(see other side for details)

September 28th
Vincennes Organ Crawl
Leave Bethel United Church of Christ on North Green River at 10 a.m. 

October 20th
Members recital to commemorate the centenary of the organ at St. Anthony’s Church in Evansville. More information to come. 

Executive Committee

  • Neal Biggers, past dean
  • Kevin Ellerbusch, dean
  • Daniel Wilkinson, sub-dean
  • Kristin Jones, secretary
  • Jennifer Taylor, treasurer
  • Members at large:
  • Helen Reed
  • Dwight Huntley
  • Carol Grimm
  • Janet Doehrman, historian
  • Lynn Renne, chaplain 
From the Dean

Dear Members,

As your new dean, I feel that I should introduce myself. My name is Kevin Ellerbusch and I have lived in Evansville for six years. For the past four years, I have been the full-time director of music ministries at Newburgh United Methodist Church. I received the Bachelor of Arts degree in music (organ) from the University of Evansville in 2000. 

It is my privilege to serve the Evansville Chapter as dean this year. As many of you know, there is a considerable amount of work involved in running an AGO chapter, and we want to make the most of all our efforts. But, one of my concerns is the number of our members that never attend our events. I realize that musicians are in great demand, and that most of our members work a full-time job during the day plus a part-time job at a church. But, the strength of the Evansville chapter lies in you.

The executive committee has made a commitment to involve more members this year in any way possible. If you indicated on your membership form that you would like to help in a certain area, expect a call. Also, please let us know what programs you would like to see our chapter do. And let us know if there are changes we can make in scheduling programs that will allow you to attend more of them. Maybe it would help if someone picked you up and drove you home from programs. The executive committee is here to serve you, our members. We’re just a phone call or email away.


Kevin Ellerbusch 

“Note”worthy Items
Please return your membership form with your dues as soon as possible. If you have misplaced your form, call our treasurer, Jennifer Taylor, at 473-1907 and she will send you another one. 

Did you know that our chapter has a great website? It has useful information about our chapter, job postings from churches and other organizations in the area needing musicians, and links to other sites of interest to our members 

Need a Ride?
We realize that some of our members would rather not get out alone at night to attend our programs. Well, we have the answer for you. Just call Kevin at 475-7972 and he will arrange for someone to pick you up, take you to the program, and return you home safely. 

Let’s Party….AGO style!!!! 

Great food, wonderful people, a beautiful home, and a live brass quintet playing in the back yard by the pool. What could you possibly want to do on August 24th that could be better than that?

Quick! Grab your calendar and a pen and write “AGO Summer Social 6:00 p.m.” on Saturday, August 24th, because you won’t want to miss it. Pat and Heather McCormick have graciously invited us to have this event at their home in Henderson again this year.

The chapter will provide Shyler’s barbeque, drinks, and place settings. You can add to the festivities by bringing one of your favorite dishes to share. It is a well-known fact that pipe organ enthusiasts are great cooks. 

Please RSVP to Kevin Ellerbusch at 812-475-7972, and please let us know if you need a ride. 

Directions to the McCormick’s in Henderson:

Hwy 41 to exit 79 Zion Rd Hwy 351,left/east at bottom of exit ramp. Left onto Larue Road (first road past Henderson Co. H.S.-about 1 mile). Right onto Heather Lane (third street). House on corner of Heather and Old Orchard. 

Organist and Choir Director Positions Available 

  • St. Luke’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Newburgh is in need of an organist and choir director. The church has an informal service on Saturday evening and a traditional service on Sunday morning. The organ is a 2 manual Allen. The choir sings at the Sunday service from September through May. For more information, call Bill Conklin at 853-5962. Resumes may be sent to 4200 Epworth Road, Newburgh, IN 47630. 
  • Bethel United Church of Christ in Evansville is in need of a chancel choir director. If interested, please contact the church secretary at the church office, 473-0135.
  • St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ in Evansville has openings for an organist and choir director. These positions can be combined or separate. For more information, please call Pastor Dan Schrader at 421-8211 or 422-8023. 
  • Germania Mannerchor, a social organization in Evansville that promotes the German tradition, is looking for someone to direct the men’s chorus and women’s chorus. The men’s chorus rehearses three times per month and the women’s chorus twice per month. Both choruses meet September through June. If interested in directing either chorus or for more information, call Mike Deicken at 888-868-6866 or Charles Haas at 422-1915.