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Organist Alexander Straus-Fausto "Anglerfly"
By Matthew Caulfield

Do you remember a young Canadian band organ enthusiast with the
screen name "@anglerfly"?  A few years ago he used to post continuously
on YouTube, and every band organ clip on YouTube was sure to have a
comment or two -- sometimes right, sometimes wrong and often misspelled
-- from "anglerfly".   But I noticed recently that he isn't posting any

I don't know whether he and his parents still attend any band organ
rallies or not, because I don't get to many now myself because of my
age.  I Googled "anglerfly" and found nothing.  Then I remembered his
real name, Alexander Straus-Fausto, Googled that and found that he is
now an excellent and prize-winning theater organ player, who has played
at various churches, competitions, and NHL sports events in the region
around Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

At the age of 17, this talented boy is making quite a name for himself
at the keyboards of giant theater organs.  The mechanical music world's
loss is the theater organ world's gain.  Congratulations, @anglerfly.

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

 [ At 
 [   Alexander Straus-Fausto performs on pipe organ as part of the 40th
 [   season of Noon-Hour Concerts at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
 [   in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on June 15, 2016.
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Sun 5 Feb 2017, 21:33:27 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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