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June 20, 2006


Meeting Notes

Our Spring Concert at the June 13 meeting was a big success. We had lots of good music, a wonderful master of ceremonies (Dale Wise), and a great audience. Also some new members and a newspaper reporter!

Here’s the line-up:

Vic Aijala on the bayan – Finnish and Russian folk songs

Paul Przedpelski – Irish Medley

Phil Fox – You Send Me & Cuando Calienta el Sol

Elise Malouf – Church in the Wildwood

Peter DiGiovanni – New Orleans Medley (Battle of New Orleans; City of New Orleans; Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans; Way Down Yonder in New Orleans)

Lamont Park Deluxe (Rick Nunno, Adam Carter Nafziger, Mara Cherkasky) – Juhlavalssi and Schottis från Idre

Potomac Ensemble (Joan Grauman, conductor) – Marushya; El Relicario; Exodus; Estudiantina Waltz

Michael B. Rubin - Jewish Medley (Bei Mir Bistu Shein; Yossel, Yossel; Belz; Roshinkes Mit Mandlin; Di Greene Cousine; Hava Nagila)

Stella Allison & Joan Grauman – Tea for Two (Frank Marocco arr.) & Faust Waltz (Gounod)

Vladimir Titarenko, Peter DiGiovanni & Jim Vandelly – Podgorka

Jim Vandelly – Carnival of Venice; Oh, You Birch Tree

Pandora’s Boxes (Leone Monticone, Clare Cherkasky, Mara Cherkasky) – Sleepwalk & Goodnight, Sweetheart


July Meeting

At the July 11 meeting Joan will present a short workshop on bellows control. Afterwards Lamont Park Deluxe (Rick & Mara on accordions, Adam on guitar) will present a mini-concert. There will also be time to jam, so bring your instruments.

Message from Joan

Hi Everyone,

Stella, Dan, and I want to thank, once again, all of you who helped to make the Frank Marocco concert a huge success! Wasn't he just amazing?!!!

In a few weeks, the American Accordionists' Association will be having its annual festival. This year it will be held at the Adams Mark Hotel in Buffalo, NY, July 12-16. Dan and I go every year and always have a lot of fun! As vendors with "SqueezinArt", we have met lovely people, heard terrific accordion concerts, attended great workshops, and we always enjoy the bus trips. This year, the bus will take us to Niagara Falls where visitors will be treated to a huge group of accordionists playing at the falls! Check out the website for AAA: www.ameraccord.com. Hope to see you there!

Thanks again,

Joan Grauman


Free Concert this Saturday

Lamont Park Deluxe (accordions and guitar)
Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m.
Mount Pleasant Library, Children’s Room
16th and Lamont Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20010

For more information, email mcherkasky@verizon.net


From Michael B. Rubin:

The website below is for a Hexagon newsletter that has info on free performances.


The Bolling Club Proudly Presents…

Lou Coppola and the

This popular strolling ensemble will be performing Saturday, June 24, 2006 in our dining room from 6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

Alternating with the “Stereo Strings” for your dancing pleasure, will be an exciting dance combo, playing your favorites until 11:30 P.M.

The club will be featuring an a la carte menu with special two for one dinner specials. Don't miss out on a great value!

Come join us for a fabulous night of dining and dancing!

Call (202) 563-8400 for reservations.

For additional information about Stereo Strings, please visit www.loucoppola.com or call (703) 379-7400.

Picnic At Dale & DeAnn Wise’s

Saturday, August 5, 2006, 10:30 – 5:00
4314 Burr Hill Rd. (P.O. Box 53)
Burr Hill, VA 22433

Bring a salad or dessert to share, and don’t forget your accordion!

RSVP to (540) 854-5209 / email: Accordionplus@aol.com

Directions from the North:

95 S; 3 W; 20 S; right on 611; left on 692; first driveway on right


495 S; 66 W; 29 S at Gainesville; 3 E; 522 S; pass Baker’s Store;

left on 611; right on 692; first driveway on right

From the South:

95 N; 3 W; 20 S; right on 611; left on 692; first driveway on right


29 N; 3 E; 522 S; pass Baker’s Store; left on 611; right on 692; first driveway on right


Please call if weather is questionable.

We’ll pass out some music wen ya git here!


If you haven't yet paid your dues for 2006, please do so. Either bring a $15 check to the next meeting or email mcherkasky@verizon.net for a mailing address.