The club was founded in February 1984 by a group of local enthusiasts with a common interest in electronic organs and music in general. A meeting has been held nearly every month since that time. In early years, meetings were held at the Masonic Hall, Sheerness. In January 1987 the club moved to the Borough Hall in Queenborough but changes in circumstances in December 2010 brought about the move to the current venue - that of the Sheerness East Working Mens Club at Minster. Since that first concert meeting back in 1984 a great number of artistes, from all over the country, have made the journey to Sheppey and performed in concert at the club's meetings, playing music in many contrasting styles, on many different makes and models of organs, hopefully to satisfy all tastes.
The very high standard of entertainment that has been offered over the years at a reasonable cost to both members and guests has seen both attendance at the concerts and the club membership remain at a very high number. Members and guests travel to the island from many areas throughout the county, on some occasions even from other parts of the country, to attend the concert evenings.
The club is also extremely active socially with very successful short-break holidays having been arranged over the years for members and their friends, both in England and to the continent. Theatre trips have also been arranged.
The club has also promoted very successful Open Air Summer Concerts in the Esplanade Gardens on the Sheerness sea front.
Every December since the year 2000, the club has arranged Sunday afternoon Christmas Concerts. All of these concerts have proved to be popular and have been completely sold out.
The Sheppey Organ Club meets at the Sheerness East WMC Minster, usually on the last Friday of each month.
Concerts start at 7.30pm as from January 2018
The annual membership subscription, payable on 1st March each year to cover the period 1st March to 28th February, is £5.00, but membership may be applied for at any time during the year.
Members admission £4.00
Visitors admission £5.00
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|January 31st||Chris Powell|