August 8 – 9
~ Oak Brook IL Hyatt ~
We've had over 420,000
visitors to this site!
The reunion was a success beyond
our wildest expectations. Who could have imagined when we began the
planning that more than 250 people would show up to celebrate the
spirit of a company that has been out of business for 20 years?
You can take a look at a few
still images from the video by clicking >HERE<
Come back soon as we'll have more photos, moves and write up of the
event so that you'll be able to enjoy some of the highlights right
To inquire about or verify
your order email -
Thanks to all who helped with
the reunion. Thanks to those who donated time, money, expertise and
thanks to all of you who traveled from across the country (and around
the world) to attend and share your favorite Wurlitzer memories and
stories. This truly was an historic occasion.
And there is more to come. Right here!
ORDER YOUR COMMEMORATIVE
Wurlitzer Reunion VIDEO on VHS or DVD
- $25.00 ea. Plus $4 Priority Mail Shipping.
(SpectralArts.com will appear on your credit card statement)
Join the others
who are making the reunion trip a mini vacation. Plan to arrive a few
days early to walk Chicago's
or travel to DeKalb to see how it has (or hasn't) changed.
activities will take place at the beautiful
Oak Brook Hyatt Regency Hotel.
They have been especially helpful in providing us with a special double
room-rate of $79 per night +7% sls tax. This includes a full buffet
breakfast for two in the Horseradish Café. Reserve Rooms
directly with the Hyatt by calling 800.233.1234 and requesting the
special Wurlitzer Reunion group rate. Reservations must be
made no later than Monday, July 21, 2003 for this special rate to apply.
We strongly suggest that you make your reservations immediately.
We have committed to a limited number of rooms and need confirmed
attendees in order to make future adjustments.
The Oak Brook
Hyatt Regency features 423 beautifully appointed guest rooms, two superb
restaurants, a coffee bar, and a sports bar lounge. You can relax in the
indoor pool or whirlpool, unwind at one of the two sun decks, or work
-out in the fitness center. Nearby, there is tennis, golf or jogging
opportunities or you can walk across the street to the adjacent Oakbrook
Center Mall. The Hyatt is minutes away from Drury Lane dinner theater,
Brookfield Zoo and casino riverboats.
Friday afternoon bus excursion is going to be a treat for those who
have traveled to Europe and appreciate the beautiful and ornate
buildings. The optional trip to
Victorian Palace, home of the
Jasper Sanfilippo collection of beautifully restored antique music
machines, phonographs, arcade and gambling machines, chandeliers, art
glass plus much, much more, will be a highlight of the reunion.
The Palace is home of the worlds largest restored five manual Mighty
Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS
OAK BROOK CENTER MALL
- is across the street from the Hyatt. It's a great place to do some
shopping at the 160 specialty stores. The major anchors include
Marshall Fields, Lord & Taylor, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth
Avenue and Sears. The mall also has several restaurants and the
Oakbrook Movie Theatre.
|Friday evening from 9:00 PM to
Midnight at Club Wurlitzer (our private hospitality room).
Many of you will remember Judy and her wonderful performances at prior
Judy, a popular Chicago area entertainer, is known for her sensual
vocals, a hard-swinging piano style, rapid-fire scat singing and plenty
of charisma and charm. Judy's repertoire ranges from vintage songs
such as "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Fever" to bebop classics such as
"Oleo" and "Cottontail" plus Antonio Carlos Jobim's sensuous bossa
novas. Her jazz repertoire includes the songs of Duke Ellington, Cole
Porter and the Gershwins, bebop, ballads, and favorites from The Great
American Songbook. Roberts has appeared in concerts, festivals and
clubs in every major U.S. city, as well as in Europe, Japan, and
China. Her recent CD, "In the Moment," was nominated for a 2003
Grammy award in the jazz nominations.
An evening with
RECEPTION - The Reunion Reception will be held in the Spring room at
Saturday evening. Cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres will be served.
BANQUET - The Reunion Dinner Banquet will follow the reception in
the beautiful Hyatt Grand Ballroom. Enjoy a three course dinner, cash bar, and a selection of
dinner wines. Everyone will receive a special program book including a
complete listing of names and addresses for all Wurlitzer Alumni.
ENTERTAINMENT - Glenn Derringer
and Lowell Simpson are in charge of our very special entertainment so
you can be assured of an enjoyable and fun packed evening.
- Glenn Derringer
- Glenn and Brenda
- Paul Quarino
- Ron and Maryann Sfarzo
No Wurlitzer event would be
complete without some musical surprises.
We guarantee plenty of those!
MEMORABILIA - Please bring along
your old photos and any other items that can be displayed for everyone
to enjoy. Please contact Scott
Anderson or Gus Pearson
if you have any questions regarding displays.
CONTRIBUTIONS - A personal donation to
the Wurlitzer reunion would be greatly appreciated. Contributions will be
used to cover costs of supplies, printing, mailing and other general
expenses associated with organizing the reunion activities.
TRANSPORTATION - For those flying to Chicago, the Hyatt is only 11 miles
from O'Hare International Airport or 15 miles from Midway Airport. This will
provide you with greater flight flexibility. Several discount airlines
currently fly into Midway. Taxi service to the Hyatt from O'Hare will run
approximately $21 and $30 from Midway. Citi-Suburban Cab 630.417.9000 offers
service by advanced reservation fro up to 5 - $22 from O'Hare and $27 from
Midway. The Hyatt is right off I-88 Tollway. No charge self parking is
available at the hotel.
easy to get in touch with old cohorts with the
eMail address directory. Just click and send.
been exciting watching interest and enthusiasm grow for this reunion and
much fun to be in touch with so many alumni. We are expecting a great turn
as Lou Hollingsworth was known to say, "a marvelous" time!
Scott Anderson, Glenn Derringer, Dan Kobida
Dick Myrland, Gus Pearson & Lowell Simpson
PO Box 46532
Cincinnati, OH 45246