Wichita Wurlitzer
November 19, 2018
92 Years Young
Friday, November 19, 1926, the Wichita Wurlitzer premiered at the Times Square New York Paramount Theatre. Jesse Crawford was at the console. Crawford and Daniel Papp refined the Wurlitzer voicing and made the instrument the jewel of all Wurlitzer's and other theatre organs.
Anyone attending the 2018 shows know that the Wurlitzer is still making beautiful music.
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Wichita Wurlitzer Associates
Wichita Wurlitzer announces a program to solicit and recognize annual donors. Donors provided funds for performance cameras / projection screens, advertising, instrument tuning / maintenance. Future funds allow these elements to continue and fund student programs and other activities introducing more people to the Wichita Wurlitzer.
Five giving levels are available (minimum donation) - Friend ($25), Patron ($100), Sponsor ($250), Benefactor ($500), and Console ($1,000). Wichita Wurlitzer, Inc. is a 501c3 charitable organization. Donations between July 1 and June 30 each year will determine the giving level. Make a donation now for the Wurlitzer's birthday or before the end of the year for a 2018 tax deduction. Donor's names will be published in show programs and other media.
Send your check payable to Wichita Wurlitzer to 2475 N Greenleaf St, Wichita, KS 67226-1535. You will receive a donation receipt.
Click on the picture to hear The Impossible Dream performed by Brett Valliant at the May 8, 2018 show.
Brett recounts the first time he heard the Wichita Wurlitzer.
Click on the picture to learn more about the Wichita Wurlitzer. Clark Wilson did a tour of the Wurlitzer at the October 2, 2018, show. Listen to his tour. Photos and videos are added to help visualize the Wurlitzer.