Meeting Notes from the President
It was an honor to be part of the "studio audience" for Stella
and Joan's live CD, recorded during their wonderful performance at our
meeting Nov. 8.
The two played a number of pieces by Stas Venglevski: "Short Visit,"
"Musette/Dream of Paris," "March," "Autumn Illusions,"
"Tango for Two," "Always and Eternity," "Latino
Moment," "Let's Play Together," "Circus Polka,"
and "While I'm Away."
They also played "Black and White Rag," "Siciliano for
Harpsichord and Flute" by J.S. Bach, "Strada del Sole"
by Hubert Deuringer/Werner Bohm, "In Walked Wolfie" by Frank
Marocco, and "Swedish Rhapsody" by Percy Faith.
Stella wrote second parts for "In Walked Wolfie" and "Black
and White Rag," and she did some improvising on the second parts
for "Swedish Rhapsody," "Strada," and "Latino
Some of the pieces were humorous, some were moving, and all were beautifully
played. We look forward to listening to them over and over again when
we get the CDs.
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I'd like to take a moment to welcome all our new members and tell them
how much we appreciate having them. I'd also like to say we miss all of
you old members who haven't been around lately, and we would love to see
you or hear from you. Certainly forward us any ideas you have for programs
or other events; we are always open to change and new ideas.
We also are looking for people to get involved.
For example we need help with the following:
- organizing special events, including the holiday concert, Scandinavian
night (Feb. 14), and the next Polka Night;
- publicizing our activities, including contacting TV and radio stations;
- posting information to the national and international accordion web
- videotaping the meetings; and
- posting flyers, including the one for the holiday concert flyer (to
be forwarded separately).
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE HOLIDAY CONCERT
The last evening rehearsal is Nov. 29 at 7:30 at the church. PLEASE try
to make it. The dress rehearsal will be Sunday, December 4, at 2:00, just
before the 4 pm concert. You NEED to be there!
We still need people to help with the concert and potluck. Luis usually
runs the kitchen, but he will be in Mexico this time, so we need about
six people to help get the food ready to serve. Please check the list
of tasks below and let us know if you can volunteer some time. Family
members play an important part in making this program a success, and we
are very grateful for their help.
MAIN DISHES (we need about six)
Karen Malan-Uribe - Chicken
CASE OF BOTTLED WATER
Karen will make a fruit punch
COLLECT MONEY AT THE DOOR - Juliette Tahar
PROGRAMS - Malini Dominey
THIS IS THE PROGRAM LINE-UP SO FAR
Conductor: Joan Grauman
MC: Dale Wise M.M.E
WMAS Band - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Frosty, God Rest Ye Merry
Gentleman, Angels We Have Heard on High, Silent Night, Joy to the World
Silvia Eberly - German Christmas Song
Zarina - Jingle Bells
Mike Rubin - TBD
Phil Fox - TBD
Joan Grauman - TBD
Peter DiGiovanni - Christmas Oldies Medley
Potomac Ensemble - Lovers' Waltz, Picnic Polka, Le Clochard de Paris,
Karen Malan-Uribe - Christmas Time is Here
Robert Juszczyk - The Skaters Waltz & La La La Polka
Ronald Charvet - TBD
Leone, Clare & Mara - Ding Dong Merrily on High
Rick, Mara & Adam - First Snow
Jim Vandellly - TBD
Jewish Folk Arts Festival This Weekend
You'll be able to hear some accordions at the Jewish Folk Arts Festival
this Sunday, Nov. 20. The festival runs from noon to 6:00 p.m. at the
Shady Grove Campus, University of Maryland, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville,
Mike Rubin will play with Di Shpilers at 1 pm for 30 minutes.
Wendy Morrison will play with her groups Shalshelet 4:45 pm and Klezcentricity
at 5:30 pm.
For more information, see
Accordionists at the Oakton Unitarian Church?
Gary Koerner is looking for WMAS members to volunteer to play for Sunday
morning services at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Oakton.
Please contact Gary at GKoerner@Verizon.Net
or (703) 938-3193, if you are interested.
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