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Mar
10

The National Accordion Association Meeting in Dallas, TX

Last week I attended the National Accordion Association’s National Convention in Dallas, TX.  This was my 3rd time in 4 years of attending.  The four days were wonderful.  I had my first time experience playing “The Hallelujah Chorus” in an all accordion orchestra.  I played the alto vocal part.  Growing up as a cello and bass player, I usually played this chorus four to five times a year at Christmas and Easter time.  This chorus has been imprinted in my brain… well the cello/bass part has.  The new sounds and vibrations I experienced being surrounded by accordions filled me with a sensory experience I cannot explain.

  This convention probably had the most diverse group of people I have ever seen at a convention.  The one thing the attendees had in common was the accordion.  Who needs pills to be happy?  Just play the accordion.  You can’t play accordion without smiling.


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