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2013 National Accordion Convention
Westin Park Central Hotel -
March 7 - 9, 2013
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Tribute to American Music
The 2013 Convention Planning Committee has decided to feature American music this year. While many of the traditional activities are still planned, several workshops have been redirected to emphasize popular music such as rock 'n roll, jazz, country and Hispanic music. Bring your accordion, voice, dancing shoes and fun loving attitude.
Hang loose and have fun - Texas Style!
Play-along sessions with lead sheets and director (ear-players welcome)
Gospel - Bluegrass, Pop Tunes - Ethnic Music and Traditional Accordion Music
Workshops for all levels of musicians (folk - light classical)
Evening Events: Band/Orchestra - Polka Show - Concerts - Jam Sessions
Can you name the accordionists in this picture?
View the Band Camp or Workshop or Youth pages to learn all about these important accordion stars!
2013 Convention Overview
by Dr. Sharon Seaton
The 2013 NAA Convention planning committee wholeheartedly desires that every single conventioneer actively participate in all aspects of the Convention. We want you to have a stimulating three days of non-stop accordion, learning one or more accordion-related techniques and/or musical styles to take home with you. Most of all, we want you to have fun! While this is a learning experience for all of us, it's also a social occasion. It's even been called a "reunion" of sorts. This is an opportunity to get together with old friends and to meet new friends with a common interest. And while we are at it, let's share our musical talents by playing for each other and exchanging ideas!
Self-evaluation: One week after the convention ends, each attending accordionist will be encouraged to answer a self-evaluating online survey indicating his or her individual level of success during the convention. The survey will be short, but the results will be important for planning next year's Convention. A summary of your responses will be displayed on the web.
Be sure to read Dr. Sharon Seaton's article for ways to make the most of your 2013 NAA Convention experience:
The convention where acoustic, electronic, midi, piano, and button accordions are team members!
Summary of Convention Activities
Wednesday, March 6, 2013:
- Conventioneer's arrival
- Dealer set-up time
- McNelly's Park Pub (no cover charge): ZydeCowgirl Debra Peters Happy Hour and Evening
- Informal gatherings all over the place
- Band/ orchestra music run-through, etc. 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2013:
- Band Camp activities
- McNelly's Park Pub (no cover charge) ZydeCowgirl Debra Peters Happy Hour and
evening after the Circle
- National Accordion Band Camp Show-Off hour from 7:00 until 8:15 p.m.
- Faltot's Famous "Circle of Champions" starts at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2013:
- Workshops all day
- McNelly's Park Pub (no cover charge) Open Mike Entertainment lead by Alvaro Barsi
- Salon 1: Awards Concert 6:30 until 8:00 p.m.
- Salon 2: National Polka Party and Dance 8:00 until 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9, 2013:
- Workshops all day
- Gulf Coast Accordion JamFest Competition
- Concert in ballroom 7:30 until 10:00 p.m.
- McNelly's Park Pub (no cover charge) - Informal playing
- Of course, we "jam" all night. This event is still held in Texas!
March 10, 2013:
- Time to say goodbye for another year
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