The Putnam Herald
Friday, January 24, 2014
HURRICANE — Before their Christmas break, Hurricane High School Music Appreciation students took a field trip to learn about one of the region's most impressive instruments.
The students were instructed about the versatility of the world-class Harrah Symphonic Organ at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane.
Tom Minshall, organist and board member of PipeSounds, an organization promoting community organ concerts, organized the event with music teacher, Kim Edwards. Dr. Larry Stickler, professor of music at Marshall University narrated the story, "Rex, the King of Instruments" in rap style while Minshall demonstrated a multitude of instrumental sounds and variations of the organ.
The organ, the
largest draw knob console
in the world, is a six manual and pedal