Tonal Enhancements

1929 Schaefer Organ Company, opus 132/2002 Holtkamp, Opus 2086 St. Joseph Catholic Church features two instruments in the main sanctuary. The 1929 Schaefer organ incorporates pipework from an instrument constructed by the Wisconsin Pipe Organ Factory in 1902. The Holtkamp organ in the chancel of the main church was installed in 2002 along with a […] Read More

1970 E.A. Holloway/1989 Buzard St. John’s Catholic Newman Center is the student Catholic parish on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is home to a Holloway organ (a predecessor firm to the Indianapolis-based Goulding and Wood) with additions and modifications by Buzard. Our work was in conjunction with other renovations, painting, […] Read More

This 1974 two manual and pedal mechanical action practice organ was originally installed at a University in Minnesota.  If passed into private hands and was acquired by Buzard in 2015.  After extensive rehabilitation, and the installation of the prepared-for 4' Flute (and stop action) on Manual I, the organ was delivered to the University of […] Read More

The people of Messiah Lutheran Church in Marquette, Michigan have chosen the Buzard company to carry out tonal improvements, as well as upgrades to the console, of their 1977 Casavant pipe organ (opus 3356).  Work includes console rebuilding; cleaning, repairs, and re-regulation of all pipework; and restoration of wind system components, with completion in the […] Read More

John-Paul Buzard was commissioned to do extensive additions and tonal adjustments to the Schantz organ at St. John United Methodist Church in Atlanta.  As part of this project, new slider chests were created for the Great Division.     Further new pipes for a Great Flute a Biberon, Blockflute, Twelfth, Fifteenth and Mixture were added.  […] Read More

Grace United Methodist Church in Rockford, Illinois has an instrument that has served them faithfully for many years. Originally installed in the church's former sanctuary in 1916 as Henry Pilcher’s Sons Opus 924, the organ has been much altered but retains all of its original pipework with some additions.  In 2021 and 2022, the pipework […] Read More

St. John Lutheran Church, Champaign, Illinois owns a 1976 Reuter.  John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ builders have again been commissioned to perform the second and final phase of tonal re-engineering. St. John's upgrade of an organ installed in 1976 started in 2012 with a rebuilt console, new control system and tonal re-engineering. At a pastor's conference soon thereafter, […] Read More

The oldest extant Reuter organ, the Reuter-Schwarz Opus 2 is found in Trinity Episcopal Church in Mattoon, IL.  When the organ was built, the Reuter-Schwarz Organ company was in business in Trenton, IL.   The Buzard team has cared for the instrument, and when the organ company, and the instrument, celebrated its centennial in 1917, Buzard […] Read More

Bethlehem Lutheran Church made the decision to move into a new building.   As part of their relocation, they have planned for a future school and retirement community as well as walking paths!  The first component of the site is a new sanctuary, which included in the planning the relocation of their present instrument, which has […] Read More

Major tonal overhaul and comprehensive revoicing including installation of ten new ranks. The organ that has been relocated to St. Timothy’s Church was first installed in First Baptist Church in Decatur, IL in 1967, and subsequently enlarged, by the Wicks Organ Company. In 1997, Buzard Pipe Organ Builders completed a major tonal overhaul of the […] Read More