In 2013, I began directing an enthusiastic group of people who love playing the accordion, Happy Fingers Accordion Band.
The member of orchestra were amateur players, some of them played as young adults while others picked up the instrument in their 40s. We practiced every other Saturday in my studio, performed in Recitals and at an Accordion Club and in March 2014 we performed at “15 minutes of Fame” on National Accordion Convention.
In 2015 our Accordion Orchestra participated at the National Accordion Association Convention as part of a large, 40-member Advanced Orchestra.
Under my conducting, the orchestra performed six pieces: America the Beautiful, Old Friends, Haffner Serenade, Radetzky’s March, the Girl from Ipanema and Yankee Doodle Boy. (Photo of conducting on NAA convention)
…I always had a dream to create an Accordion Students Orchestra to put together a group of young boys and girls who love to play such a unique instrument.
And the last year having more talented young accordion students I was able to accomplish that! Recently some of former accordion enthusiasts joined us and now we -” Musical Expressions” Accordion Band – was able to give a show on National Accordion Convention! One of my Skype Accordion Students, Egor Maximenko, come from Miami to be a part of it!
Join us. You’ll have the time of your life!