WMAS NEWS UPDATE (March 26, 2003)

(to add a news post e-mail MCherkasky@cs.com)

NEXT MEETING
The next meeting of the Washington Metropolitan Accordian Society will be Tuesday, April 8, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church, 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church, Va. 22044, (703) 534-6461, (703) 532-4730.

On the agenda: a short business meeting followed by a presentation by Paul Przedpelski on the inside of the accordion, and then time to play music. Bring your instrument, music stand and music to share.

For more information, contact Karen Denice
Phone: (703) 256-0155
Email: mexico1968@aol.com

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS
We are trying to build up our membership. A membership form is at the bottom of this email, and a WMAS flyer is attached. Please pass the flyer on to your friends, and post it in music stores, cafes, community bulletin boards, etc.

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WMAS PICNIC
The WMAS picnic is scheduled for Saturday, May 17, from 11 to 4, at Dale Wise's farm north of Charlottesville. Please put the date on your calendar.
More information will be available later.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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To the WMAS Membership,
Your new organization is simply great! We want to offer FREE shipping on all

of our products for as long as you are a member of WMAS. Please see the "Products" attachments, and notice our offer for FREE INSTRUCTION in ACCORDION REPAIR with noted clinician Dale E. Wise, M.M.E.

Thank you,
Todd D. Wise
Accordion Sales Plus Service, LLC
E-mail: Accordionplus@aol.com

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ACCORDION FOR SALE
For Sale - Tiger Combo' Cordion
The Tiger Combo' Cordion was built in the 60's by the Deffner Accordion Company. It was an attempt to bring the accordion into the Rock and Roll era. This is more a Collector's item rather than a normal playable accordion. The condition of the accordion is very good. The color is burnt orange, the keyboard has reversed colors (i.e. white keys are black, black keys are white), and the keyboard itself is slanted at a greater angle towards the body. It has 41 treble keys and is 120 bass. Seven treble registers, and two bass registers. The most unusual feature is the treble reed set-up. It has three sets of reeds on the treble side. A low (basson) reed bank, a middle (Clarinet) reed bank, and a second middle reed bank that is tuned five notes higher than the first middle reed bank. If you play a "C" note, the low and first set of middle reeds are playing a "C," while the second set of middle reeds are playing a "G" note. Price is $700. For more info contact me at (703) 642-9792 or email:PaulPrzedpelski@Compuserve.com. To learn more about the Tiger, check out http://www.accordions.com/interviews/deffner/index.shtml, and go about 2/3 down the page.

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MARYLAND ACCORDION SOCIETY MEETING
The next MAC meeting will be Saturday, April 26, at 2 pm at the Bloomsbury Community Center, 106 Bloomsbury Avenue, Catonsville, MD 21228. Call Joe Fertitta for directions at (410) 744-3352.

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BALALAIKA ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Washington Balalaika Society will present a concert Saturday, May 3rd at
7:30 pm in the Ernst Auditorium, Northern Virginia Community College
Annandale, VA. Tickets are available at (202) 244-3669. See www.balalaika.org
for more information.

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MEMBERSHIP FORM (please print out and mail with dues to address below, or
Email information to Mcherkasky@cs.com

Washington Metropolitan Accordion Society
2003 Member Information Form
(Please print)

First Name

Last Name

Address

City State Zip

Phone

Email

Date

Write check for $10 to WMAS.
Mail completed form and payment to WMAS Membership, Paul Przedpelski, 6716
Fern Lane, Annandale, VA 22003. Thanks!