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Wednesday Evening Activities

Musicians, new media, and general public are encouraged to drop by to see the action on Wednesday. No Charge!

Ballroom Activities are in this column.
AlbreskiReekie   Wednesday Ballroom Activity
Ballroom is closed to visitors during Band Practice Sessions

Conventioneers not in a rehearsal session are welcome to "mix and mingle" with others in the Digital Suite. Albreski making them work!
Everyone is invited to join one or more of the band camp practice and performances.
Digital and Jazz-Swing Suite Activities are in this column:
General Markus Colonel Sabine Wednesday – Welcome Reception
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Wednesday - Digital Welcome Reception: This year’s digital welcome reception will showcase a variety of instruments and play styles. This is all about having fun, listening to music, talk to your fellow conventioneers and enjoy the company.

This will not be a formal concert, more a get-together with good music in the background. Get a drink from the bar and relax and enjoy. Markus Baggio, Larry Nickel, Nick Ballarini, Michael Soloway, Joe Natoli, Matthias Matzke, Cory Pesaturo

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Complementary (free) Admission for Guest

Fun Logo   Opening: Fun Band Performance

Circle logoCircle of Champions Show

After the Fun Band Concert, the Circle of Champions takes the stage and continues until 10:00 p.m. Together, the Thursday evening Fun Band and Circle activities has become an "ice breaker" event for the entire convention. This is a chance for many conventioneers to perform on the large stage and learn something about the other conventioneers. The pace of the convention is established during the Thursday activities day and evening.
10 pmAt 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, the scheduled events of the day are over and socializing and jam sessions start.

For 2019, the New NAA Dance Band, Director Shelia Lee, has requested the Ballroom stage for a familiarity session with the music. Even if you do not plan to perform on the Friday Crazy Hat Dance Party, join this group anyway. The Arkansas Accordion Association will be joining this fun group on Thursday. The music can be found on the music page.
Digital Suite:
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All conventioneers are encouraged to attend and participate (digital and/or acoustic) in the Ballroom activities.
The Digital Suite will open after the concert.

Friday, March 8, 2019
Non-Conventioneers price is $10 per person

Bernstein & Bratkovich Crazy Hat Dance Party:
Dance logo Nancy Nick image Eli PhotoGuest performers will be Eli Davidsohn, the New NAA Dance Band, Klugiewicz/Albreski Duo, Rollie Roland, Gordon Kohl, and other conventioneers.
Friday: Jazz, Swing, and Latin Jazz Concert
Jazz logo Jazz, Swing, & Latin, (Acoustic and Digital)
This will be an evening you won’t forget. Where else will you get all these fine musicians in one place: Nick Ballarini, Jerry Ciglar & Paul Betken (Solo + Duo), Jamie Maschler & Gabe Rodrigues (Duo), Eddie Monteiro, Matthias Matzke, Cory Pesaturo

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Non-Conventioneers price is $10 per person

Gala Concert 7:30 - 10:00 pm. Reekie directing The NAA Symphonic Accordion Orchestra , under the direction of Lionel Reekie (New Zealand) will open the Saturday evening Gala Concert.
Jamie photo Lionel image Matzke image Cory image Eddie Monteiro
Digital Suite
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The Saturday evening Gala Concert consist of the various musical styles studied during the 2019 NAA Convention. After the concert, the Digital Suite will open for jam sessions, conversation, and other convention-related activities.