Schedule

NE Accordion Festival presents “Accordion Playdate 2018”

Interactive fun and education with the accordion. It's yours to play with!

Friday donation $5.00 (Photo Booth +$5)
Saturday donation $10.00 (Pizza Party +$5)

This event is open to the public. If you are going to use the handicapped entrance please contact us us advance and we will open the door and help you up the ramp.

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Printable Schedule -Accordion_Playdate 2018 Schedule

TimeActivitySign-upDescription
Friday, November 9
5:00 - 6:00Welcome our guest Joanna Darrow, from "Acme Accordion School" Westmont, New JerseyNoAccordion virtuoso and teacher, Joanna is on the Board of Directors of the Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International and the World of Accordions Museum in Superior Wisconsin.
5:00 - 7:00Snack PotluckNoAn accordion group favorite! Bring something to share or put money in the potluck donation bucket.
5:00 - 9:00Photo Booth (Friday only)Yes ($5)Photographer on duty – have your picture taken with your accordion(s) or group. Bring a thumb drive if possible.
5:30 - 6:00Open Stage IYesLet’s play! Sign up for 10 minutes at a time, all levels and ages welcome. If there is an empty time slot, play again or lead a jam!
6:00 - 7:00Accordion Discovery
(Friday only)
YesHow do you play this thing?
Use our accordion for 15 minutes with an instructor. Open to anyone who is curious about the accordion. All ages.
6:00 - 7:00Squeezers Accordion Jam Band (level 1)
(Friday only)

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NoWhether you are new to the accordion or an old timer these familiar tunes are fun to play together. Join in!
6:00 Kiev Waltz (Ukraine)
6:15 You are My Sunshine (USA)
6:30 Josefin's Dopvals (Finland)
6:45 Praha Polka (Czech Republic)
7:00 - 8:00Squeezers Accordion Band (level 2)
rehearsal #1

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NoBring your own music stand, music and accordion.
7:00 Ferghana (Uzbekistan)
7:20 Latina (USA)
7:40 1999 (USA, new 2018)
8:00 - 9:00Squeezers Accordion Ensemble (level 3)
rehearsal #1

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NoBring you own music stand, music and accordion.
8:00 Music of the Night (USA)
8:20 Hoedown (USA, new 2018)
8:40 Timonya (Russia, new 2018)
9:00 - 10:00Open Stage IIYesLet’s play! Sign up for 10 minutes at a time, all levels and ages welcome. If there is an empty time slot, play again or lead a jam!
Saturday, November 10
10:00 - 11:00Workshop I (Dee Langley)NoHow to teach beginning accordion. Topics will include how to choose appropriate methods and a checklist to make sure your students have the best start in music.
10:00 - 4:00Color DeskNoWhat does the accordion mean to you? Why do you like the accordion? What music do you like to play on the accordion? Color the paper accordion, and place it on the Accordion Board.
11:00 - 12:00Workshop IINoBuying a suitable used accordion. What should you know before you buy on EBay or in person? Don’t be fooled by a pretty appearance.
12:00 - 1:00Open Stage IIIYesLet’s play! Sign up for 10 minutes at a time, all levels and ages welcome. If there is an empty time slot, play again or lead a jam!
1:00 - 2:00Accordionists PotluckNoAn accordion group favorite! Bring something to share or put money in the potluck donation bucket. Plug ins available for crockpots.
2:00 - 3:00Squeezers Accordion Band (level 2)
rehearsal #2

airaccordion.com/neaf/download-ensemble-music
NoBring your own music stand, music and accordion.
2:00 Ferghana (Uzbekistan)
2:20 Latina (USA)
2:40 1999 (USA, new 2018)
3:00 - 4:00Squeezers Accordion Ensemble (level 3)
rehearsal #2

airaccordion.com/neaf/download-ensemble-music
NoBring your own music stand, music and accordion.
3:00 Music of the Night (USA)
3:20 Hoedown (USA, new 2018)
3:40 Timonya (Russia, new 2018)
4:00 - 6:00Advanced Recital
(Officiating: Joanna Darrow)
NoSpencer Chandler
Max Thompson
Alex Hake
Each student will perform a 20-25 minute program of contrasting styles which will be critiqued with written comments.
6:00 - 6:30Pizza Party!Yes ($5)Delivered to our door, sign up by noon.
6:00 - 8:30Gala ConcertNoLifetime Achievement Award
Duo performance: Joanna Darrow
Solo performance: Dee Langley
Squeezers Accordion Band
Squeezers Accordion Ensemble
8:30 - 9:00Clean upNoEverybody pitches in to close the evening with a “clean slate”.