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Gordon Kohl

OCTOBER  2023 

 A Happy October to all members and friends of ALSI.

Our monthly meetings are enjoyable with new music and new friends. We are so lucky to have an Accordion Club in San Diego. The people help make our club and music special. I look forward to seeing you all soon at our Oktoberfest of music on Sunday, October 8th. Members have even dressed in costume in years past.

I had a nice visit with Helen and Ron Schoell. They remember a time when 30 accordionists would share the stage in programs. 

See you all soon. Let's have fun making new music together. 

 All the best. 

   Der Gemutlichkeit & Prosit! 


Hello ALSI Friends, September message.
We look forward to hearing all of you playing songs at the next several meetings.
Please try to not miss the next meeting playouts. We always have a fun time.
Thank you for being in our San Diego Accordion Club.
See you soon.
Hello Everyone, Augusts message.
This year has been eventful for accordionists. The big popular conventions and festivals have been well attended. ALSI members traveled to the Leavenworth, Washington, and ATG Festivals. The concerts were fantastic. These past months have been educational, and have brought me in touch with old friends and new. The festivals and Accordion clubs provide concerts, playouts, and special accordion programs and workshops. If you would like to attend one of these fun and unique music festivals please let me know so I can provide additional information to you.
Come join us with a special Jamm session. Bring your acoordions.this next meeting, Sunday August 13th. I hope many ALSI members and guests will come out to play and listen and visit. Some of us will play marches and movie themes. And, you are invited to jam to some fun tunes at the end of our solo and group play. See you soon.
Hello Everyone, July's Message...........
Many ALSI members are traveling\ to accordion festivals and camps this summer. I hope that you all enjoy these new
experiences. Please share with us your stories at upcoming meetings.
Happy, and safe travels


November 12

December 1

APRIL Message
Accordion events, programs, concerts and workshops are now in many venues around the USA.    Thanks to the inventiveness of several accordion clubs and music organizations, the accordion is present in the music scene. Accordionists are back to gigging, and teachers are teaching accordion and musicianship skills to a new generation of young and excited students. Adults playing the accordion for the first time in twenty years are setting new goals. I am so excited to witness so many new happenings for accordionists of all levels of study.
Earlier this week I played for a K - 8 charter school. It was fun to show off the digital and acoustic accordions for a first time young audience and see the children dancing and singing. I encourage other accordionists in ALSI to go out and share your music in schools, churches and at family parties.
I hope to see all ALSI members at the Couples’ Accordion Concert April 16th at 1 PM. Please try and arrive a bit early at Bailey Auditorium, perhaps 12:45PM. The first duo will start their performance at 1:15 PM. There will be a 15 minute intermission between each of the three performances so you can enjoy some visiting and a snack. Thanks to all who were at my showcase in March. You made the day rewarding for me. A receptive audience always helps to bring out the best in an artist. Thank You! See you soon, and have a happy Holiday / Easter. 
MARCH Message;
Wow! The month of February has just flown by like the rain
clouds moving through San Diego the past few weeks. The hills
east of San Diego are green and so colorful. Like the interesting
and spectacular weather we’ve been witnessing lately, so has
been the fantastic music presented at the recent club meetings.
Thank You ALSI Members and Friends for sustaining our club venue these past
months. Each month we have heard quite a variety of songs, some standards as
well as some newer pieces being played on the accordion.
In March I am looking forward to playing a showcase for ALSI. This program
will show how versatile both the acoustic and digital accordion instruments are in
the music world. Please come tap your feet, clap your hands, sing along to a
favorite song you may remember, or pick your partner and do a spin or two on the
carpet. I will be joined by my drummer Patrick Kingsland and at end of my
program for a encore song with Mikel Krause on the tenor saxophone. The
March and April ALSI Programs will be open to the public and free.
I wish everyone a beautiful springtime and new memories with your families and
with your ALSI friends here in San Diego. ALSI has brought music to audiences
for many good years now, and will keep on riding the wave of live music for San Diego.
Best Regards,
Hello Music Friends, FEBRUARY's MESSAGE;
We had a great January here at ALSI with both an in-person meeting and also a fantastic Zoom Showcase with accordionist Martina Li. I was so very happy to see some ALSI members, accordionists and friends come out to Escondido for my duo gig with violinist Alicia Previn. It’s rewarding and inspiring for me to gig with wonderful musicians.
See you soon at Bailey Hall live, our main meeting location. Please check out the ALSI website. The address, and a current calendar of events is there, too. A big Thank You to our webmaster, Al Piselli.
I hope that all of our club members and friends come out and support the many special programs we have planned for our ALSI Sundays in the coming months.
All the best in health and happiness.
Gordon Editor’s note: Thanks to Lois for pointing that Alicia is also an author, songwriter, and recording artist.
She is the daughter of Andre Previn.
Gordon Kohl.



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