Anthony Galla-Rini's 99th Birthday
January 17-19, 2003 San Diego, CA

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Presidents at the party...
pictured here from left to right are :

President of the Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes (CIA) - Kevin Friedrich

President of the American Accordionists' Association (AAA) - Dr. Carmello Pino

President Emeritus of the Accordionsts and Teachers Guild, International (ATG) - Maestro Anthony Galla-Rini

President of the Accordionists and Teachers Guild, International - Joan Cochran Sommers.

On behalf of the AAA, President Dr. Carmello Pino presented a $500.00 donation from to the ATG Galla-Rini Fund in honor of Maestro Galla-Rini's 99th Birthday.

Anthony Galla-Rini's great granddaughter, six year old McKenzie Galla-Rini sang God Bless America.

Approximately 20 of Galla-Rini's relatives from coast to coast attended this 99th Birthday Celebration. All were introduced as guests of honor at the Banquet.

Each center piece on the baquet tables included pictures of Maestro Anthony Galla-Rini during his lifelong accordion career.
Here ATG member Mryon Floren is pictured with ATG Board member Faithe Deffner and Myron's wife Bernadine. Faithe Deffner presented a gift of $500.00 to Maestro Galla-Rini on behalf of Titano Accordions, PanCordion, Pigini and Ernest Deffner Publications.

Randy Martin of the Martin Music School from Fullerton, CA is pictured entertaining at the 99th Birthday Banquet. Randy is the current president of Accordion Federation of North America (AFNA).

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