The annual Presidents' Day Organ Festival is presented by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Guild or Organists.  Each year the Festival features performances on several organs in a specific neighborhood in the Los Angeles region.  All performances and free and open to the public.

The first Presidents' Day Organ Festival in 2008 was the inspiration of Dr. Orpha Ocse and Manuel Rosales, and featured four organs in Claremont, CA, with performances by Dr. Carey Robertson and Dr. William Peterson.  Since then the event has grown to include three or four organs with six to eight performers each year.

2023 Presidents' Day Organ Festival

Festival Committee

Nelson Dodge, Coordinator

Kevin Cartwright, Advisor

Manuel Rosales, Speaker

Festival Volunteers

Wendell Benedetti, Photographer

Bill Mistretta, Photographer

Sarah Davachi, Greeter

Karla Devine, Greeter

Dr. James Hurd, Greeter

Dr. Zach Neufeld, Greeter

Russell Schertle, Cashier

Hospitality Volunteers

Bill Mistretta

Mary Lee Mistretta

Andre Rigden

Alice Rucker

Joseph Simms

Mike Wilson

Organ Preparation

Rosales Organ / Kevin Cartwright, organ tuning for All Saints Episcopal Church

O'Neal Pipe Organs, Inc. /  Sean O'Neal, organ tuning for Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church and Church of the Good Shepherd

Program Book

Nelson Dodge, Design & Production

Karla Devine, Proofreading

Short Run Printing, Ltd. (Phoenix), Printing

AGO Los Angeles Chapter Executive Committee

Kevin  Cartwright, Dean

Scott Anderson, Sub-Dean

Karla Devine, Secretary

Douglas Herbst, Treasurer

Dr. Christoph Bull

Sarah Davachi

Dr. James Hurd

Sean Coburn O’Neal

Dr. Haesung Park

Dr. William Peterson

John West

David Wheatley

Dr. Tyler Zimmerman