Overview

The Edmonton Accordion Society is a registered not-for-profit society whose purpose is to:

  • promote the accordion and accordion music in all forms through instruction, performance and competition; 
  • produce a yearly accordion festival for the participation of all ethnic groups; 
  • foster a link between the many cultures which feature the accordion as a folk instrument.
  • The Edmonton Accordion Society (formerly The Edmonton Accordion & Polka Festival Society) was formed following Edmonton's first Polka Fest on the 1996 Thanksgiving weekend. Accordion players, teachers, and friends contacted one another and created the Edmonton Accordion & Polka Festival Society. 


    The Edmonton Accordion Society, with the financial help of the Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton and other valued sponsors, produces a yearly festival designed to promote awareness of the accordion. In 1999 the festival was renamed ACCORDION EXTRAVAGANZA! 

    The Society teaches and encourages performers, participates in cultural events, supports other accordion organizations and promotes international accordion contacts.   

  • MEMBERSHIP

    Membership is open to anyone who is interested in accordion music. Our members range in age from 5 to over 75. They are players, students, parents, music teachers, professional accordionists and members of the general public who enjoy accordion music.

    MEMBERSHIP FEE

    $10.00 annually (Jan. - Dec.)
    Youth Members (16 & under) Free membership - just give information to Membership Director

    MEETINGS

    When: 4th Sunday of every month (except July) Time: 2:00 p.m.

    Where: Capilano Community Hall. Go north from Capilano Mall on 50th Street to 108A Avenue. Turn left on 108A Avenue to the end. Bring your accordion and have some fun.

    Players and non-players alike are welcome.

    TYPICAL MEETING

    A short business meeting to take care of Society business, Occasional workshops on accordion-related topics. This is followed by an hour or more of group playing, and individual performing.

    TO JOIN THE SOCIETY

    Contact Nick Fedchyshyn: telephone (780) 951-2263. Enes Upright (780) 466-3271 can provide information on accordion teachers in the Edmonton and Calgary area.

    CLUB ACTIVITIES

    ACCORDION EXTRAVAGANZA! - (late Sept.) A yearly accordion festival which draws accordion enthusiasts, players, dancers, competitors and exhibitors from Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. and the United States.

    Summer Picnic - A BBQ-style picnic with lots of food, activities and accordion-playing for Society members, their families and friends.

    Performances - Society members perform on a volunteer basis at a variety of functions such as The Leduc West Antique Society Fair, Edmonton First Night Festival, Beat Beethoven Run, Edmonton Arts Awareness Promotion, and The Festival of Trees.

    Support Other Accordion Associations

      - Co-sponsor (with the Edmonton Scottish Society) of the Laurie Accordion Orchestra (Paisley, Scotland) North American Tour, 2001 - Participate in Accordion Association of Calgary events - Encourage accordion competitions at the Edmonton Kiwanis Festival

    Come to a Meeting - Everyone is Welcome


  • Titles Name Phone
    President Peter Nielsen (780) 986-0388
    Historian Terry Triska (780) 478-6708
    Vice President Nick Molella (780) 476-6664
    Treasurer Nick Fedchyshyn (780) 951-2263
    Recording Secretary Charlie Kapchinsky (780) 446-8089
    Corresponding Secretary Vacant (780) xxx-xxxx
    Membership Director Mary Kobasiuk (780) 955-7549
    Publicity Director June McNeil (780) 489-3110
    Director at Large Denis Bourdon (780) 458-1063
    Web Master Loretta Golby (780) 982-0616



  • Monthly meetings take place on Sunday at 1:00- 4:00 pm** at Capilano Community League Hall, 10810-54 St NW in Edmonton Alberta.

    2017 Meeting Dates

    August 20 (Picnic) 

    September 24; 

    October 22;

    November 26;

    December 10 (Christmas Party)

     

    **Please note that our monthly meeting dates and times have changed from evening meetings to Sunday afternoon meetings from 1:00 pm to 4:00pm. 




  • For more information regarding the Edmonton Accordion Society or the Accordion Extravaganza festival please contact us using the information below. Or simply come down and join us at our next meeting. We'd be glad to see you! 

    Contacts:  

    Peter Nielsen                    (780) 986- 0388                    e-mail:                pjnielsenhome@gmail.com

    Charlie Kapchinsky          (780) 446 -8089                    e–mail:                 ckap@telus.net     

     


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