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In Memory of Dave Weesner

Dave with the Wurlitzer in CO Springs Auditorium

Dave with the Wurlitzer in CO Springs Auditorium

Hello Members and Friends of the PPATOS,

Today I have the sad duty to inform you that this morning Dave Weesner, Vice Chairman of the PPATOS unexpectedly passed away. He will be missed by all of us. Dave was one of the charter members of this organization. Dave generously shared his instrument installed the the organ gym with our organization.

John Grunow, Chairman PPATOS (November 17, 2021)

Memorial Service for Dave Weesner

  • When: 11:30, Wednesday, 24 November 2021
  • Where: First Lutheran Church, 1515 N Cascade Ave, CO Springs

David Nils Weesner (1949 – 2021)

David N. Weesner, 71 passed away on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Dave was born November 29, 1949, to MSgt Howard and Ruth (Taylor) Weesner in Newburgh, New York. Growing up in a military family, Dave moved around the country before settling in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He graduated from Widefield High school and received an architectural degree from University of Colorado in 1972. Dave had a highly successful career as an architect and his work can be seen throughout the state.

Dave was married to Karen Weesner (Sielken) on July 27, 1974. He was a man of God, a loving husband, and a great father and grandfather. He was an active member of First Lutheran Church where he sang in the choir and played in several musicals. He was a member of the Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society (PPATOS) and was instrumental in the Sack Lunch Serenade programs held at the City Auditorium. He was fond of the “Mighty Wurlitzer,” but he loved playing programs and silent movies on his own personal theater organ, one of the largest in the state, now housed in the gymnasium at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Robert Weesner. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Karen; his brother Phil and his wife Lori Weesner of Phoenix, Arizona; son Matthew and his wife Ashley Weesner of Kearney, Nebraska; and grandchildren Rylan and Ellie Weesner. He will be dearly missed by all he touched as he lived his life for the Lord.

Burial services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery at 10:00 am on Wednesday with a Celebration of Life Service at 11:30 am at First Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Sacklunch Serenades 2021

Sacklunch Serenades 2021, written on blackboard

Great Music and Movies to Eat Your Lunch By

Where?

Due to continued closure of the Historic City Auditorium, shows will be at the Immanuel Lutheran Church Organ Gym, located at 828 East Pikes Peak Avenue. Enter from alley north of the gym.

When?

Thursdays at noon all through the summer. Come one, come all, and bring your friends! There's no admission charge but your donations are most welcome. Arrive earlier if you want time to get the lunch special.

What?

Schedule for Our 26th Season:

  • June 10: Jim Calm - Our first show since December 2019
  • June 17: Randy Morris - His first time at the Organ Gym
  • June 24: Mike Guyote - Summer has officially begun
  • July 1: Dave Weesner - 60's favorites & more
  • July 8: Jim Calm - Fun times… including 7/8, 5/4, and 3/4
  • July 15: Randy Morris - More good times & great music
  • July 22: Mike & Nick - Share the stage
  • July 29: John Ledwon - Direct from Las Vegas & Disney Theatre
  • August 5: Jim Calm - Ragtime in the good old summertime
  • August 12: Randy Morris - Third time is a real charm
  • August 19: Mike & Nick - Piano and organ, together again
  • August 26: Dave Weesner - Wester music, bring your hat
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  • Septermber 2: Season Finale - Lots of folk get to play

What About Lunch?

Bring your own or buy it here. The $6.00 lunch special includes dessert!

Caveat

Schedule is subject to change. Changes will be announced at the shows. Call Dave Weesner with questions or to confirm scheduled artist at 719-473-2010.

February 2020 All Gospel Show V at the Organ Gym

Upcoming Theatre Pipe Organ Event
At the “Organ Gym” – 828 E. Pike’s Peak Ave

All Gospel Show V

Sunday, February 23rd – 2:00 pm

Special Guests: 4Given Gospel Quartet
And Featuring the Immanual Jubilante Choir

Sing along on your favorite gospel songs accompanied on the mighty theatre pipe organ!

Refreshments!! The event is free – Donations accepted

Questions? – call Dave at (719) 473-2010

Christmas Season – 2019

SACKLUNCH SERENADES CHRISTMAS SEASON – 2019

Colorado Springs City Auditorium- 221 East Kiowa Street

The Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society in cooperation with The Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium  proudly present
Christmas Music as only the Mighty Wurlitzer can showcase!

Thursdays at noon – Don’t miss a single show  No admission charge – your donations are most welcome.

  • December 5th – Bob Flinn – The first sounds of Christmas
  • December 12th – Jim Calm – Christmas Joy all over the place.
  • December 19th – Nick & Mike – Piano and Organ Merriment.
  • December 26th – Jim Calm – The Day After, Many Happy Returns

Bring your lunch or buy it here.
There will be a $5 special.

Any questions? Please ask one of us at the PPATOS table or
Call Dave Weesner at 719-471-2010.

SackLunch Serenades 2019 (Second Half)

The Second Half of Our Amazing 25th Season

At the Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 Kiowa Street in Downtown Colorado Springs.  Home of the Mighty Chief Theatre Wurlitzer Pipe Organ

Thursdays at Noon – Come one, come all.  No admission charge.  Your donations are most welcome.

  • July 11th – Jim Calm – Hot times in the summer heat!
  • July 18th – Mike Guyote & Special appearance by Nick Taylor
  • July 25th – Bob Flinn – watch it work day.  Come on down.
  • August 1st:  Randy Morris- Once is not enough.  Welcome back!
  • August 8th – Dave Weesner – Train day plus some 60s music.
  • August 15th – Bob Flinn – More lazy, hazy, crazy melodies.
  • August 22nd – Jim Calm – The Amazing Ragtime Show.
  • August 29th – The Season Finale – Lots of players & Lots of music!

REMEMBER:  The Power Lunches in the Organ Gym start on September 5th.  Lots more music as summer turns into fall.  Organists will be announced soon.

Bring your own lunch or buy it here.  There is a $5 lunch SPECIAL.

Call Dave Weesner with questions or to confirm scheduled artist at 719-471-2010.

2019 Sacklunch Serenades (First Half, Updated)

SACKLUNCH SERENADES 2019

The Amazing 25th Season!

The Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society, in cooperation with the Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium, proudly presents Mighty Wurlitzer Wonder – Music and Movies to eat your lunch by.

Thursdays at Noon – Come one, come all!

No admission charge – but your donations are most welcome.

Bring your own lunch or buy it here. There is still a $5 lunch special.

  • May 30th – Jim Calm – the hits just keep on coming!
  • June 13th – Randy Morris – For the first time right here on our stage!
  • June 20th – Nick and Mike – Ragtime and Goodtimes!
  • June 27th – Steve Britain – Our Florida friend returns to the City Aud!
  • July 4th – Special Extended Show at the Organ Gym** – This show starts at 11:45 am and runs to 1:15 pm. Cookies, cake, and ice cream will be served!

**The Organ Gym is at 828 East Pike’s Peak Avenue, just six blocks east of the City Auditorium. Off-street parking in the alley. Enter from Institute Street. Overflow parking in school yard. There is a playground next to the gym.

Many organists – lots of music – and a couple of movies.

Bring the kids, grandkids, neighbors and friends.

We have some new (old) movies to show you for the first time. Some comedies, some westerns, some cartoons…

Our second half season schedule will be be out as soon as we get it finalized. The schedule is subject to change. Changes will be announced at the shows.

Questions? Call Dave Weesner at 719-473-02010

PPATOS Latest: September 2018 at the Organ Gym

SEPTEMBER SPECTACULAR

Organ Power Lunches! At the Organ Gym!

Music, Movies, Food and Fun !!

Bring your lunch or buy one at the show for only $6

Come and experience Colorado’s Largest Theatre Pipe Organ

Absolutely Amazing Sound – over 2,400 pipes + Percussions!

Thursdays – Sept 6, 13, 20 & 27 at Noon

No admission charge! We welcome your donations.

Featuring your favorite Theatre Organists:

Sept 6th: Jim Calm – And the hits just keep on comin’

Sep 13th: Bob Flinn – Flinn’s the name, Music is his game!

Sep 20th: Nick Taylor and Mike Guyote.   Yes, both of them!

Sep 27th: Dave Weesner – 60s music and more!

Offering Fantastic Food! Lunch special is $6 and includes drink.

The Organ Gym is at 828 East Pike’s Peak Avenue

Just six blocks east of the City Auditorium – Off-street parking in the alley

Enter from Institute Street – Overflow parking in school yard

Questions? Call Dave Weesner at 719-473-02010

Mark your calendars for Sunday, Oct 14th at 4 PM

Organized Oktoberfest at the Organ Gym

Don’t miss this event – German Food, Music and Fun

2018 Summer Sacklunch Serenades Schedule

Location:

Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium
221 East Kiowa Street in Downtown Colorado Springs
Home of the Mighty Chief Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ.

Time: Thursdays at Noon

Our Amazing 24th Season!

The Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society in cooperation with The Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium proudly present Mighty Wurlitzer Wonder! Music and Movies to eat your lunch by!! No admission charge, but your donations are very welcome.

  • May 31st – Mike Guyote — The new guy opens the season!
  • June 7th – Jim Calm — June is bustin’ out at the City Aud!
  • June 14th – Bob Flinn — Flag Day Celebration & More!
  • June 21st – Dave Weesner — Our 450th Show! How great is that?!
  • June 28th – Mike Guyote and the Al Kaly Shriners Dixielanders!
  • July 5th – Jim Calm — Let’s continue the Celebration!
  • July 12th – Jim Calm + Special Guest Deloy Geoglein returns!
  • July 19th – Bob Flinn — Hot music fun in the summer sun!
  • July 26th – Nick Taylor &. Mike Guyote — Two artists, many keyboards!
  • August 2nd – National Artist Dave Wickerham returns! WOW!
  • August 9th – Jim Calm— The Special Ragtime Show, Anything Goes!
  • August 16th – Bob Flinn — School starts, but we’re not done yet!
  • August 23rd – Nick &. Mike — Once is not enough!
  • August 30th – The Season Finale — Come one, come all players!

Schedule is subject to change; any changes will be announced at the shows
Bring your own lunch or buy it here. There is a $5 Lunch SPECIAL.

Call Dave Weesner with questions or to confirm scheduled artist at 719 473-2010.

Download this schedule in PDF form.

The PPATOS 2017 Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration!

The Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society in cooperation with the Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium proudly present Mighty Wurlitzer Wonder. Come and join us for music and a movie Thursdays at noon. No admission Charge. Your donations are very welcome. It's all Christmas all the time from November 30th through December 28th.

Location: The Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium Home of the Mighty Chief Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ!  

Bring your lunch or purchase a delicious BBQ selection for only $5.

November 30 - Mike Guyote
December 7 - Bob Flinn
December 14 - Jim Calm
December 21 - Nick Taylor & Mike Guyote
December 28 - Jim Calm

Fall 2017 Organ Power Lunches at the Organ Gym

Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society

and the ILC Organ Committee Proudly Presents:

ORGAN POWER LUNCHES

at the Organ Gym

Great Music, Movies and Fun!!

Bring your lunch or buy one at the show for $5.

Thursdays – Sep 7, 14, 21 & 28 at Noon

No admission charge. We welcome your donations.

Featuring your favorite artists:

September 7th – Jim Calm - “Calm” is the name, Music is the game!

September 14th – Bob Flinn – Life's a Holiday on Primrose Lane!

September 21st – Keith Roberts – Last day of summer, Sweet Music!

September 28th – Nick Taylor and Mike Guyote – First time at the Gym!

Offering Fantastic Food! Lunch special is $5 includes drink – Pie is $1 extra..

The Organ Gym is at 828 East Pikes Peak Avenue (Emmanuel Lutheran School)

Just six blocks east of the City Auditorium - Off street parking in the alley.

Enter from Institute Street – Overflow parking in the school yard.

Any questions? Call Dave Weesner (719) 473-2010

Absolutely Amazing Sounds!

From 2400 pipes plus percussions

Come and hear Colorado's Largest

Theater Pipe Organ