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TODAY..  Sunday   Aug  1 st   12 - 3 pm.

 Hooray  Finally ~ LIVE ~ Annual Lindo Lake park, 

12660 Lindo Lane, Lakeside, CA 92040

We are so excited and on National Friendship day.

Our First 2021 LIVE in  person gathering @ ~ 88 degrees.

Bring your own chair, mask, refreshments, food, friends and Accordion.

Acoustic / Unfortunately no electrical power or amplifiers will be provided.

We will provide sanitizers, Ice chest and drinking cups.

Park Ranger health protocalls may ask for people to be masked.

Be strong, get VACCINATED , be safe, stay healthy.

98% of covid cases are from the UN-vaccinated.

To be on the play list, call or e-mail       Bob Warner    r.t.warner@att.net    858-748-3559

or Gordon Kohl  gkohl5890@gmail.com   619-354-0454


Yipeee!!  We're back at Lindo Lake Park again.  12660 Lindo Lane, Lakeside, CA 92040

          DIRECTIONS;    Reed Block Newsletter has map.
Take Interstate 8 or Route 52 East; merge onto CA-67 north;
take the 'Winter Gardens Blvd.' exit.
keep to RIGHT at the offramp fork to go on Winter Gardens Blvd.;
Quick  LEFT & turn onto Woodside Avenue to the end,
at end of Woodside Avenue it curves right and becomes Chestnut Street;
Chestnut Street curves left & becomes Lindo Lane.

turn LEFT before the VFW building and go through park's entrance gate.

bear to the RIGHT, We will be under

the Large   'Pavillion 1', Gazeebo on the right.


Sorry no on-line / Zoom coverage or electricity.

Tue Aug 3  6-7pm. Sharon's  Driveway Concert  #17   

7225 Laura Ct.  off Mission Gorge Rd, South on Princess View. nr Zion Kaiser Permanente

  bring a chair and sit in our cul de sac....   hope to see you !!


Sept 12 - Oktoberfest LIVE in person at Bailey Hall - Yes.

Thank you Donna K. for your Diligence.

Oct 10 - Heritage Day

Nov 14 - Surprise guest artist.


We thank you for July's Featued guests on Zoom

John K. Novak, Ph.D., is Professor of Music Theory at Northern Illinois University. He has a
Bachelor’s of Music Theory, a Master’s of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Literature,
and a Ph.D. in Music Theory from The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Novak has published articles for numerous international journals as well as for Oxford and Clarendon
Presses. He has presented at symposiums and conferences in various U.S. cities and abroad.
He is the author of The Symphonic Works of Leoš Janáček (Peter Lang, 2016), which traces the origin of the
Czech composer's unique style to its folk roots. Earlier this year he published his second book, a historical and
cultural excursion into 90 Czech polkas and waltzes still regularly sung in Czech communities in Texas.
John began playing the accordion at age 7 with instruction at the Milton Mann Studios in Westminster, CA.
Craig Rifel and Cellist Carole have been  members of the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra   (DSO) since November 1980. DSO cellist Carole, and three sons in San Diego.
Craig Rifel, Organ   Biography    https://www.instantencore.com/contributor/bio.aspx?CId=5163035
Craig Rifel has been a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) since November 1980. A versatile musician, he has performed with the Orchestra on piano, harpsichord, celeste and organ in both classical and pops concerts, on bass guitar for pops performances, and on banjo in Europe. In January 1995, Rifel was soloist with the DSO in a performance of Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3, “Organ,” with Eiji Oue conducting, and more recently, in 2004, with Thomas Wilkins conducting.He also joined violinist Nigel Kennedy jazz encores following Kennedy’s DSO appearances .
     Prior to his post with the DSO, Rifel served as Principal Bass of the Florida Orchestra in Orlando from 1976 to 1978, and as a bassist with the Syracuse Symphony from 1978 to 1980. Born in Chicago and raised in Wausau, Wisc., Rifel began studying piano at the age of five and organ at 12. He took his first church organist position in junior high school and has played church services ever since. He received his formal education at the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire, where he studied bass with Minnesota Orchestra bassist, James Clute, and received a
Bachelor of Music Education degree -- cum laude -- in 1976.


Aug 15 - Gordon Kohl workshop $20

3:45 - 6:00 P.M  Pacific  Sign in early........ Theory lesson &  more.

Accordion Workshop on ZOOM . $20   * see  Upcoming Events

Topics incude: —Articulation, Bellow Phrasing & Expression.
—Attention will be given to both treble & bass touch and inflection skills

Make $20 payment via paypal at Gordon’s site below;



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 Annual  2021 Dues  are still only ($25) or $100 Gold   (619) 582-1427

There is now an assiciate membership for $15, with no Reed Block Newsletter.

ALSI, through Gordon Kohl, has brought us the greatest known Accordionists of

National & World Wide entertainment. No extra charge to you.


Need a lesson now?  Gordon can Skype /  Zoom you a lesson.

  619-395-0454   /      gkohl5890@gmail.com     e-mail


Sunday  Aug 15 thGordon Kohl  Workshop

3:45 - 6:00 P.M  Pacific  Sign in early........ Theory lesson &  more.

Accordion Workshop on ZOOM . $20   * see  Upcoming Events

Topics incude: —Articulation, Bellow Phrasing & Expression.
—Attention will be given to both treble & bass touch and inflection skills

Make $20 payment via paypal at Gordon’s site below;



* * * 2021 MEMBERSHIP * * *

****  Subscribe to the ALSI Reed Block Newletter and be up to date. ****

 Annual  2021 Dues renewal are still only ($25) or $100 Gold

Same rates as the last 10 years $25 USA, $26 Canada, $27 International

More info contact : Lois  (619) 582-1427,    loislahoud@cox.net


PRESIDENT: Gordon Kohl (619) 395-0454
NEWSLETTER:    Donna Kasper  / Lois Lahoud

Website Editor;  Al Piselli

Webmaster;   Bob Page


A.L.S.I. is San Diego's forum for appreciating and performing accordion music, including the MIDI electronic accordion.  We welcome members who enjoy listening to or playing accordion music.  We have an accordion ensemble band, monthly  Zoom meetings, with concerts featuring local and internationally famous performers and a monthly newsletter.




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