Hello, Accordion Friends
This year has started out as another great year for us at ALSI with many fantastic events for us to enjoy. At the top of the list has been hearing accordion
special artists perform at the Museum of Making Music. This nine month accordion extravaganza has featured renowned accordionists including Michael Bridge, Correy Pesatoro, Ginny Mac, C. J. Chenier
and several others.
Besides having great concerts, there has been an ongoing accordion exhibit to help introduce and educate many people to the musical versatility of the accordion
in many styles of music. A special thank you to Mr. Jonathan Piper at NAMM for helping to raise the awareness of the accordion artistry to the public.
This event has put San Diego in the limelight for being an active accordion city. Several of our mem-bers did volunteer to play at the museum for the public.
Today teens and adults are picking up the accordion and taking a chance at learning to play the squeeze box. This new accordion craze is so important for our music culture and individual
Our September ALSI meeting will give accordionist in our club an opportunity to play a wide spectrum of ethnic music. It is our “SeptemberFest”. See you at our
Sept. 8th. meeting at Bailey Hall, starting at 1 PM.
In Friendship, Gordon
International Accordion Convention Las Vegas Oct 14-17
Editors note: The format of Reed Block has changed. Starting with this issue, you will receive newsletters every other month which will contain information for two months. This will help in making
the newsletter less time consuming to produce and will save in mailing fewer copies. So please keep your newsletter longer so you will not lose any club information about events. If anyone wishes to
become the editor, either full time or partial, please let Lois know. A partial editor may like to publish information to club members in the off-months.
I look forward to hearing new solos from many of you and encourage every-one to enjoy the accordion.