September Issue of The Trompette
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Volume 16, #1

A Note from the Dean

I am both pleased and honored to begin my service to the Westchester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. I agreed to serve as your Dean largely due to the fact that I am surrounded by so many talented individuals who offer a collective source of wisdom to draw from. We have spent the summer months planning an exciting list of events that I hope will offer something for everyone. But first, you may notice a slightly different format to our newsletter. Not much has changed, except for making the process easier for the editor. It is our hope that you will find this new look attractive and useful. I would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions moving forward.

I am excited to announce our opening event on Sunday, September 18. Many thanks to John Lettieri and the Bedford Presbyterian Church for agreeing to host our program. Former Dean John King was instrumental in securing our very talented young artists, two students currently at the Juilliard School: Alex Pattavina - Organ Scholar at Christ Church, Bronxville and Ryan Kennedy - Organ Scholar at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale.
To top it off, our own Frank Miller will present a meal which will be enjoyed over conversation with friends and collegues.

Finally, if you know of someone who would benefit from and enjoy membership in the AGO, by all means approach them, or mention them to me. We want to continue our tradition and see the guild grow; but that will only happen if each of us makes it happen.

I look forward to the beginning of the season...

Terence J. Flanagan

Chapter Events

Opening Recital and Dinner
Bedford Presbyterian Church
Sunday, September 18, 4pm

Pedals, Pipes, Phantoms and Pizza
Irvington Presbyterian Church
Sunday, October 23, 4PM

Member's Recital
Huguenot Presbyterian Church
Sunday, November 13, 4PM


Concert Calendar


New this year... we have added musical events to a google calendar that is available on the chapter web site. Click here to view the calendar.

Empty Benches


The Croton Falls Community Church,
Croton Falls, NY

Part-time organist, flexible schedule
Contact church directly at 914-277-4006 or


Reads and Mixtures

FREE MUSIC - Music for Trumpet plus a few other combinations of instruments. Click here for detailed list. Please contact Alice Avouris at


Rye Presbyterian Church, Rye, NY
Executive Board
Terence J. Flanagan

Craig Degener

Karen Longwell


Kevin Walsh

Class of 2017
Margaret Kim
Frank Miller
Class of 2018
Kenneth Potter
Jonathan Riss
Class of 2019
Kyoko Meredith
Michael Mulder


AGO Certification
and Education

Dr. Robert A. Chase

Newsletter Editor
Terence J. Flanagan

Joyce Gardner


Kevin Walsh

Virginia Bender
Welcome to Our
New Members:

Richard T. Bouchett
New York, NY
Jason Charneski
Director of Music and Organist
Rye Presbyterian
Jack Coen
Croton-on-Hudson, NY
Colette Hebert
Syracuse, NY
Submission guidelines...

Send articles, concert announcements, pictures and information on organs, and any other relevant items for publication in the newsletter.

The Trompette is published monthly from September through June. Printed copies are mailed if requested.

Submission deadline: the 20th of each month prior to the next month's newsletter.

For the Concert Calendar, include event, date, time, location, cost (if any) and phone/email contact.

Send submissions to

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