The Merrimack Valley Chapter welcomes you to our website!

Dean: Silke Maravelis - Sub-Dean: Hugh Hinton

Treasurer: Craig Seamen

Secretary: Jodi Templer

Members at Large: Linda Paulet (2019) Jay Lane (2020)

Alice Johnson Hannon (2021)

Newsletter Editor and PR: Alain Bojarski - Scholarships: Denise Ann Shea

Auditor: Shirley MacKenzie - Placement: Norma Reich

Librarian: Barbara Owen

Organ Restoration/History: Bob Reich

Chaplain: Dr. Richard Hughes

Webmaster: David G. Baker

About Our Chapter

We serve the area generally north and east of Boston. We welcome inquiries about chapter membership and programs. Send the webmaster an email by clicking this link.

You can get a copy of our current Swell to Great Newsletter by clicking here.

The "Newsletters" link above has an archive of newsletters from the last few years.

Do you know a young person interested in learning how to play the organ? The Merrimack Chapter has a scholarship program. An application is available by clicking here. For more information, see the announcement below.

You can also click here for a list of chapter members who are available for teaching.

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Pedals Pipes Pizza single flyer.pdf

The Merrimack Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists and South Church in Andover will present Pedals, Pipes & Pizza on Sunday, October 6th, 3:00-5:00pm at South Church, Andover, 41 Central St, Andover, MA 01810.

Pedals, Pipes & Pizza events are held nation-wide as a way to introduce the pipe organ to young people. This is a great enrichment event for piano students that can really expand their musical imagination and enhance their piano-playing! This event is geared especially for piano students, but any young person interested in music will enjoy this program.

We will begin with an Organ demo and look inside the historic pipe organ at South Church All piano students are invited to play a piano piece on the organ and hear how different it sounds using different stops; try your piece with a trumpet sound or a string sound! All participants will receive a children's book about the organ and everyone will eat pizza at the end!

Geared for grades 3-8, but all are welcome. Participants must bring a responsible adult (no drop-offs). $5 per participant, scholarships available. Book and pizza included in the $5 fee.

Here is the Facebook event page for it:

Here is how to sign up!

And for more info:

Or Phone: 978-475-0321