Welcome

The organ with resprayed casework pipes in brilliant gold at SHSB

Welcome to the website of the Old Southendian Organ Society (OSOS), a society set up to protect and enhance the future of the War Memorial Organ at Southend High School for Boys.


We aim to assist the School in supporting current pupils with their organ endeavours, and further enhance the opportunities available to them through the friendly community of past School Organists and Old Boys.


OSOS was formally constituted on April 25th 2014 at a meeting at Southend High School for Boys, and is affiliated to the Old Southendian Association. We are a charity in England and Wales (registered charity number 1173343).


Latest News

The latest news from OSOS is shown below. See our News page for more news.

A Concert for Remembrance (Friday November 9th, 7pm)

Next event date set - A concert for Remembrance, Friday 9th November 2018, 7pm

A mixed evening of music from wartime and for remembrance, featuring the rebuilt War Memorial Organ at Southend High School for Boys alongside other instruments, voices and performers.

More information to follow - see our events page for updates and to book your tickets.

Report from the outgoing School Organist 2017-18, and publication of the School Song

Thomas Stanford (Sparta, 2011-18) reports on his year as School Organist in an article for the Society. View the report here! The manuscript of the School Song compiled by Thomas during his year as School Organist is now available to download: see our School Song page.

Interview with Adrian Lucas following the recital in June 2018

As part of the preparations for the concert by internationally acclaimed musician and OSOS President Adrian Lucas to celebrate the rebuilding of the school organ, we interviewed Adrian on his time at school, his career since then, and the recent work and activities of the Organ Society.