Our Next Social is Sunday August 14 at 2:00 pm
Our Next Social will be held on Sunday August 14th at the Rialto Theatre in Joliet. Organist Richie Gregory will perform. Doors open at 1:30 and the program begins at 2:00. Enter 121 Scott St (Stage Door). Please bring your music and treats to share with our friends from JATOE and CTOS. Richie began playing the piano by ear at age 6, interested in only perusing organ, later obtaining his first spinet (Kimball) when he was 9 years old. He took up percussion for school, eventually participating in all three concert bands, and put in charge as head “section leader” for the percussion section of the elite band (with a preference for Timpani). Richie also enjoys arranging for ensembles. He has arranged for big band ensembles and marching band, as well as scored several short films. Richie now studies organ privately with Chad Baker of Capital University (Bexley, Ohio), and has recently come around to a deep and satisfying appreciation for the classical pipe organ. Richie is past organist and bell choir director at Saint Andrew Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dublin, Ohio, and the Synth/Audio tech/staff for the Worthington Kilbourne High School Marching Band (Worthington, Ohio). In his free time, Richie likes goofing off and spending time with his nieces and nephews. If you attended the JATOE 50th Anniversary Party, you will remember his dazzling performance.