Greetings dear colleagues: The intent of starting a new program year in our churches and indeed in this professional community of organists is to begin in a spirit of peaceful organization. Did you smile? I’m not sure about my program at St. Paul’s Episcopal but I feel that we have done so in the Pittsburgh Chapter of AGO. Sub-Dean Chaz Bowers and his program committee have planned a wonderful season for us. Edward Alan Moore and the Organ Artist Series committee have planned an outstanding 40th anniversary year season. Justin Wallace and our colleague teachers continue to build a thriving Pittsburgh Organ Academy. There will be much to enjoy this year because so many have worked so hard. Thank you all and, by the way, I am sure that your associated enterprises; your teaching, performing, and conducting, will also thrive because of your dedication and expertise. A great way to thank our colleagues is to participate by attending our monthly meetings. I look forward to seeing you all on Monday September 24th for Hooked On Hymns! A Hymn Playing Panel Presentation by colleagues Don Fellows, Alan Lewis, and Cynthia Pock hosted by Don Megahan at Ingomar Methodist Church, Franklin Park!