The Grinch Didn’t Steal Everything at Christmas

Grinch Pipe Organ 1

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Some of you who are familiar with COTM’s annual Christmas shows may remember the Grinch segment we’ve done in both 2010 and 2012. Even though those performances have meant a lot to us, we’ve finally decided to let go of the past and relinquish our grasp on the actual Grinch organ prop.

If anyone is interested in owning the real deal AND/OR may be flirting with the idea of total Grinch domination, I’d say this could be your lucky day. This custom piece is approximately 8’ wide and 11’ tall and built primarily out of foam. It breaks down into a few pieces for transportation and storage and once fully assembled, is designed to fit on most 8’ x 8’ risers. Click here to see several pictures that show it fairly clearly as well as some of the mechanics we used to spin it during the performance.

Before the 2011 shows, we rebuilt this piece from the ashes, reinforced the organ pipes and gave it a different type of finish. It’s a bit “Dr. Suess-ish” now but the finish colors and theme greatly improved its visibility on video and on stage.

This piece has quite the interesting history and has cost us quite a bit of love, man hours, and resources to not just build, but to deal with both on and off stage.

Now down to business: we’d like to sell this piece for $1500 + the buyer provides their own transportation and pickup logistics from our location in Tulsa, OK. Be assured that we are certainly not trying to make a profit as this amount will offset only a mere fraction of what we’ve invested into it.

We hope that amongst all the churches who might consider incorporating the Grinch piece into their holiday events, there may be someone who can continue to get some use out of this truly unique custom prop piece. If you’re seriously interested, please leave a comment and we will contact you as soon as possible. Oh yeah, Ho, Ho, Ho.

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Andrew Stone
Production Manager
Andrew Stone is the Production Manager and Audio Director at Church on the Move in Tulsa, OK. His 27 years of touring experience have brought a unique, and sometimes unorthodox, perspective to his approach towards production in the church. He has been a key part of changing the culture behind COTM's live events and he loves sharing his knowledge with other churches. He's been married for 20 years, rarely wears anything but black, and genuinely loves to rock. You can find him on Twitter (@stone_rocks), Instagram (stone.rocks), and is a blog contributor on Seeds, COTM's free resource site.
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