Founder's Hall, Milton Hershey School
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Opened and dedicated on September 13, 1970, Founders Hall was built over a three-year period in the late 1960s as a tribute to the School's founders,

Milton S. and Catherine Hershey. The School's most recognizable building, Founders Hall, contains offices for the administrators and business functions of the School.

It also includes a Visitors Center, where more than 50,000 guests per year learn about the School's mission through various displays and a short film about the

Milton Hershey School®. The building contains a 2,700-seat auditorium where students attend weekly chapel services, assemblies, and commencement ceremonies.

The cafeteria in Founders Hall provides quality food service for high school students as well as staff.

Austin Organ, Opus 2502 - 1969

Specifications

Great Organ
(unenclosed)

16’ Violone 61 pipes
8’ Principal   61 pipes
8’ Bourdon     61 pipes
8’ Gemshorn  61 pipes
4’ Octave  61 pipes
4’ Nachthorn 61 pipes
2 2/3’ Octave Quint  61 pipes
2’ Super Octave 61 pipes
2’ Waldflöte 61 pipes
IV-VI Mixture (19-22-26-29) 292 pipes
8’ Trumpet 61 pipes
8’ Flemish Bells (Schulmerich electronic) 61 notes
4’ Flemish Bells (Schulmerich electronic) 61 notes

Swell Organ
(enclosed) 

16’ Gedeckt  61 pipes
8’ Geigen 61 pipes
8’ Rohrflöte 61 pipes
8’ Gambe  61 pipes
8’ Voix Celeste (TC) 49 pipes
4’ Principal 61 pipes
4’ Spitzflöte 61 notes
2’ Octavin 61 notes
1 1/3’ Larigot 244 pipes
IV Plein Jeu  (22-26-29-33) 183 pipes
16’ Fagotto 61 pipes
8’ Trompette 61 pipes
4’ Clarion   61 pipes
Tremolo
8’ Harp (Schulmerich electronic) 61 notes
4’ Harp (Schulmerich electronic) 61 notes

Choir/Positiv Organ
(enclosed)

8’ Holtzgedackt 61 pipes
8’ Erzähler 61 pipes
8’ Erzähler Celeste (TC) 49 pipes
4’ Prestant 61 pipes
4’ Koppelflöte 61 pipes
2 2/3’ Nazard 61 pipes
2’ Oktav 61 pipes
1 3/5’ Tierce 61 pipes
1 1/3’ Quint 61 pipes
III Cymbel (26-29-33) 183 pipes
8’ Krummhorn  61 pipes
Tremolo

Bombarde Organ
(enclosed - floating)

8’ Montre 61 pipes
8’ Tibia 61 pipes
4’ Octave 61 pipes
V Grand Chorus (15-19-22-26-29) 305 pipes
8’ Bombarde 61 pipes
Tiba Tremolo 

Pedal Organ

32’ Resultant Bass (from Violone)
16’ Contra Bass  32 pipes
16’ Bourdon 32 pipes
16’ Violone (from Great)
16’ Gedeckt (from Swell) 
8’ Principal 32 pipes
8’ Spitzflöte 32 pipes
8’ Rohrflöte (from Swell) 
4’ Choral Bass 32 pipes
4’ Spitzflöte (ext. 8’) 12 pipes
III Mixture (22-26-29) 96 pipes
32’ Contra Posaune (ext. 16’) 12 pipes
16’ Posaune  (digital) 32 pipes
16’ Fagotto (from Swell) 
8’ Posaune (ext. 16’) 12 pipes
4’ Krummhorn   (from Choir/Positiv)

Couplers

8’ Great to Pedal  16’ Swell to Great 16’ Ch./Pos. to Great 16’ Swell to Ch./Pos.
4’ Great to Pedal  8’ Swell to Great 8’ Ch./Pos. to Great 8’ Swell to Ch./Pos.
  4’ Swell to Great 4’ Ch./Pos. to Great 4’ Swell to Ch./Pos.
8’ Swell to Pedal    
4’ Swell to Pedal 16’ Swell to Swell 16’ Ch./Pos. to Ch./Pos. 8’ Bombarde to Great
  Unison Off Unison Off 8’ Bombarde to Swell
8’ Ch./Pos. to Pedal 4’ Swell to Swell 4’ Ch./Pos. to Ch./Pos. 8’ Bombarde to Ch./Pos.
.       
8’ Bombarde to Pedal 8’ Great to Ch./Pos Great Unison Off 8’ Ch./Pos. to Swell

Combinations and Controls

14 generals on thumb pistons (1-12 duplicated on toe studs)
8 divisional thumb pistons on Swell, Great, and Choir/Positive
7 divisional toe studs on Pedal
3 divisional thumb pistons on Bombarde
Setter piston
General Cancel
Tutti (thumb piston and toe stud reversibles)
Crescendo Pedal
32’ Posaune toe stud reversible
Swell to Great on thumb piston reversible
Choir/Positiv to Great thumb piston reversible
Choir/Positiv to Pedal reversible on toe stud and piston
Swell to Pedal reversible on toe stud and piston
Great to Pedal reversible on toe stud and piston
All Swells to Swell thumb piston
Toggle switches to allow or cancel pedal stops to set with Swell, Great, and Choir/Positiv Divisionals

   

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