The October meeting will feature You!
October will be our first month with the new Accordion Circle format. Please bring your accordion and be ready to have fun! Music books will be available for everyone to play along as a group. If we have your email address, we even mailed out some special pieces in the spirit of Octoberfest. Accordionists of all skill levels are welcome - from very beginner, to somone dusting off that accordion in the closet after raising a family or pursuing a career, to the seasoned expert. If you don't play the accordion - come anyway - and lend your voices, singing along with an accordion accompaniment.
Any person or group who has prepared a piece they would like to play (or sing) in front of an audience is encouraged to do so - no arrangements ahead of time are required. If you aren't quite ready yet, but would like to make sure there is a spot for you at a future meeting, you may contact Mike Zampiceni at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will hold a spot open for you.
One of the intentions in exploring this new format is for the club to help support its members more on their own journeys' as accordionists and performers. We will still bring you professional talent on the odd months of the year, but the even months are just for you to have fun making music with each other and not feel intimidated or nervous because a professional performer is also on the program that month.
This month Lynn Ewing has also agreed to offer a mini-workshop to pass on helpful tips and tricks that she has learned as a music teacher and by attending many workshops offered at Accordion camps and conventions. The Accordion Circle meetings are also a time to share information and experiences. If there is a topic you would like to know more about, or would like to share knowledge you feel would be helpful for the rest of the group please let Mike know.
Our programs are always open to the public!