Long Beach Chapter

Last updated: August 24, 2014 at 20:24 pm

Message from the Dean 


Summer is far spent and I would like to welcome you to a new season of great events planned by Evie Oglesbee and the planning committee.

The season will again start with our delicious potluck dinner at the Long Beach residence of Peter Bates and Cory Andrews.  Our time of food and fellowship will be followed by members sharing their musical expertise with us.  This first event is always a great way to begin the season and catch up with fellow members whom you have not seen all summer.

During this coming season, we will be hearing from other members as well as Dr. Frances Nobert and the young winners of the Scholarship competition who will be playing on the new console and digital organ at Leroy Pabst’s church in Downey.  I am looking forward to this concert in December and hearing our young people play.

We will have copies of the Calendar of Events for you to take home and affix to the refrigerator door to remind you each time you stop for a snack.

David Feit-Pretzer, Dean


Local Events

Complete Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Orange County events may be viewed at this link: www.laago.org/calendar
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 – 6:30 p.m.


Peter Bates & Cory Andrews Residence                                                                4631 N Cerritos Dr.,  Long Beach   90807                                                                                                                                                     Hosts:  Peter Bates & Cory Andrews

Reservations for the September potluck need to be made by contacting Elaine Elliott at bobelaine@bobelaine.com or phone 562-596-8566 no later than August 26th.


Our first event of the 2014-2015 season will be our Fall Potluck at the home of Peter Bates, 4631 N. Cerritos Dr., Long Beach.  The potluck dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. so be there a little early so we can have all of the delicious dishes spread out.  Open your recipe box and fix something tasty to share.  Plates, silverware, napkins and beverages will be provided.

Our September gathering includes an evening of music that you will not want to miss.  Past Dean, Leroy Pabst will play a Theme and Variations on Materna, Executive Board member Vern Mouw will share two of the Brahms Chorale Preludes from Opus 122.  David York and Margaret Armstrong will present a 4-hand piano duet; and host Peter Bates, along with Executive Board memnber Althea Waites will present Richard Purvis’ “Sierra Suite”, a five molvement work for piano and organ.

Don’t forget to RSVP for the potluck.



Organ Music Available

Carol Clever would like to donate her music to anyone who is interested.  She has a live-in caregiver now and has retired from playing.  Her phone is 310-408-5282.

Looking Forward

Sunday, October 7, 2014 – 7:30 p.m.                                                            FUN NIGHT – COSTUME PARTY

Grace First Presbyterian Church                                                                            3955 North Studebaker Rd., Long Beach  90808                                            Hosts:  Jason McNally, Organist and Dolly Ickler                                   *Dinnner – 6:30 p.m. (Ministry Center)










••• Those who love music and have a special interest in organ are welcome to join our group. Please contact our treasurer/registrar to become a member. •••
* * * * * Ms. Dolly Ickler, treasurer / registrar at DJIckler@verizon.net or by calling her at 562-434-7647.



Vacancies will be posted for two months unless other arrangements are made with the Dean or website coordinator.
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website. Also, our Chapter Placement and Substitute Director maintains both placement and substitute lists at the local level.

Members interested in being on the LB-AGO SUBSTITUTE ORGANIST LIST should contact Ms. Dolly Ickler, Substitute Liaison at DJIckler@verizon.net or by calling her at 562-434-7647.
Employers and job seekers are invited to post and search listings of available positions on the Guild’s National Website.



Guild certification can be earned through passing certain tests to prove competency. More information about that can be attained through the National Website.


Contact Us

OFFICERS 2014 – 2015

Dean: David Feit-Pretzer
Sub-dean: Evelyn Oglesbee
Secretary: Phyllis Goodwin
Registrar/Treasurer: Dolly Ickler
Auditors: Beverly Hansen & Gerald Dahlin

Class of 2015: Keith Shackelton, Vernon Mouw
Class of 2016: Jason McNally, Margaret Armstrong                                      Class of 2017:  Marc Dickey, Althea Waites

Historian: Beverly Hansen
Hospitality: Phyllis Goodwin
Mary Pabst
Dinner Reservations: Elaine Elliott
Newsletter: Mary Pabst
Website Coordinator: Vacant
Nominating: Staff
Phone Tree: Beverly Hansen
Placement/Substitutes: Dolly Ickler
Professional Concerns: Lee Lassetter
T.A.O. Reporter: Rebecca Ogle
Scholarship: Jẚna Shields
Membership Coordinator: Vacant



• AGO National – http://www.agohq.org/
• Looking for a Seasoned Organ or two?
Dodington – http://www.dodington.com/forsale.html
Organ Clearing House – http://organclearinghouse.com/newavl.php
• Need that piece quick? Looking for an arrangement? Download Sheet Music and more! The Webmistress suggests the following links….
• Organlive.com is an Internet audio station dedicated to the music of the classical organ.
• Church Keyboard Center <nelson@churchkeyboard.com>
Sheet Music http://www.musicnotes.com/
Lutheran Hymnal http://www.lutheran-hymnal.com/organ/organhymn.htm
Oregon Catholic Press http://www.ocp.org/
GIA Publications http:// www.giamusic.com/
General Hymns http://www.hymnsite.com/
Service music http://www.hymnprint.net
Music in Public Domain! http://www.mysheetmusic.com/publicdomain.asp