Music in SPRING Issue
Flowing River Waltz
Arranged by
R.R. Ostremecki

Available in the Spring Issue of Northwest Accordion News
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Leavenworth Internationl Accordion Celebration 2010

It’s Time!

The Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration in Leavenworth, Washington is nearly here.  By the time you receive the summer issue of the NWAS News, the deadlines for entering competition, bursary awards, and reduced rate tickets will have passed.  You may still buy tickets at the door for workshops and concerts.

There are some new things and some old things to bring to your attention for LIAC.  First the new:
The Gazebo “Jam” will be Friday and Saturday afternoons at 4 PM.  All players are welcome as before.  There is new music this year.  Ideally, players planning to perform with the group will acquire the music in advance. 

The music is found on line at under the gazebo tab.  You may print from that.  If that’s not possible the music will be available at Das Copy Shoppe in Leavenworth.  Jim O’Brien will hold a free workshop Thursday afternoon, June 18 at 3:30, to go over the music.  This is not mandatory but would be helpful and fun besides.

Our grange performance slots are filled and only a few openings are available at the gazebo as we go to press.  Review the schedule at  Remember, performers need to be on time – arriving in advance of the scheduled performance.  There is little transition time between performers so everyone must be ready to go.  Make contact with the emcee of each venue so that he/she knows you are present.  If you need special equipment – music stand, stool etc remember to bring them.  Our free entertainment in the heart of town at the grange and gazebo is always well received.  We want to provide audience friendly music.  Of course, Bavarian apparel is always welcome.

Remember, if you need special equipment during the competition you must provide that also.  There are folding chairs at the grange, gazebo and festhalle.  So, a music stand or stool will not be provided.
The parade is always short and sweet!  Everyone is welcome to join the group.  As always, Rod Miller, our parademeister, will go over the marching plan, rehearse the group a bit, and lead the way from the festhalle to the gazebo.  Be at the festhalle at 12:15ish to join the group.  If the competition schedule goes a bit long, the parade time may be adjusted by a few minutes.  Being early is better than being late!  The parade marches to Happy Wanderer, as a rule.  Be prepared to play the Beer Barrel and Edelweiss at the gazebo.  Edelweiss is generally sung by those assembled to watch the parade. 

There is still time to commit to a volunteer shift during the accordion celebration.  Contact Frank Bruckner: to help.  The more help we have the less work for EVERYBODY.  There will be fantastic workshops and even more fantastic concerts during the accordion celebration.  Don’t miss the fun.  See you in Leavenworth June 18 – 21, for the love of the accordion.

Official Website:

Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration
Sponsored by the Northwest Accordion Society!

June 18 - 21, 2015!
Leavenworth, Washington

NWAS says THANK YOU to our Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration Sponsors!

The music for the Gazebo Jam session and the Venues/Gazebo schedule can be found on the web site.

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Northwest Accordion Society

Northwest Accordion Society News

NWAS News is published quarterly by the Northwest Accordion Society to unite membership by providing news and articles that instruct, encourage, and promote the playing of the accordion.

The Northwest Accordion Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the accordion.

The Northwest Accordion News is a quarterly newsletter published by the Northwest Accordion Society for and by its members. The purpose of the NWAS News is to unite the membership by providing news of its members, and articles that instruct, encourage, and promote the playing of the accordion.

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