Hello ALSI Friends,
ALSI is moving on into 2020. ALSI is a music club for players and listeners of accordion music.
Players come from many nationalities: including Italian, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Polish, American and others.
A variety of music selections are played by our members, guests, and visiting professional accordionists.
Our meetings convenes on the second Sunday afternoons of each month.
I would like to invite music lovers, accordionists of all levels of ability, folk dancers, ballroom dancers and live music listeners to attend our sessions and showcase events.
The past year had a great mix of music. In February we enjoyed the artistry of Gail Campanella. She is such a fantastic Accordionist. That Snow Train Shuffle really rocked.
Our own member artists including Tom Eskola, Ron Griffin, Bobby Dietsch and all the others made so much great music.
Our yearly picnic with music, the Fall Heritage Music Day event and we cannot forget our own “Oompa-music” Oktoberfest were all wonderful. These
occasions give us a time to visit with our fellow friends and appreciate each other’s talent.
In December ALSI friends played Christmas music together and we were entertained by an outstanding accordionist Beverly Fess.
I look forward to this New Year being filled with exciting accordion music.
We can also look forward to Accordion Conventions to attend all around the United States.
There will the National Accordion Convention coming in March in North Dallas Texas.
In August we will be treated in California to the Accordion Teacher’s Guild Convention which will feature several acclaimed accordion orchestras, soloists, and accordion competitions.
This event will be August 5-9 in Los Angeles, California. I must recognize the “Woodstock” of accordion long time event in Cotati, California on the third weekend of August 2020.
This takes me to a most favorite convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The International Accordion Convention will be held October 26th thru the 29th this 2020.
The originator of this spectacular event, Paul Pasquali invites everyone to the 21st annual four day event.
Thank You to everyone for your support of ALSI and live accordion music.
The music is ready to continue. We will see you in January. Also we will be having again our February dinner concert.
I hope all of you will try and attend this most enjoyable Sunday afternoon with friends.
May each of you have a joyous, healthy and musical New Year in 2020.
In friendship always,