From: Terry Hochmuth, November 2009
This organ, unfortunately, has been vandalized over the years by students who have broken into the chamber
as well as some, perhaps, well-meaning organ tech who decided that the Oboe Horn would be best
served having its caps removed.
The organ had a bit of publicity a couple of years back when students again broke into the chamber
and removed an Oboe Horn pipe, it was discovered by school authorities in their locker, and the school
was evacuated and the bomb squad summoned as the authorities thought that the organ pipe could possibly be a bomb.
At some time in the past , the console was 'entombed' under a new stage apron extension so
the instrument is unplayable. There are a number of pipes missing from the instrument plus
many more damaged. All of the offset work is intact and what is left of the organ is totally original
and very clean. It is installed in a single chamber in the auditorium which seems to be in very good repair
and is a lovely room.