As President of the Milwaukee Accordion Club, I would like to welcome you to our website.
The Milwaukee Accordion Club was founded in March 1991 and current membership approximates 250. Our Mission is to stimulate a positive attitude toward the performance of music on the accordion by strengthening relationships with fellow musicians, expanding knowledge of the accordion and accordion playing, and by developing various musical programs to acquaint the general public with the education and entertainment values of the accordion.
Monthly meetings are held (generally on the fourth Monday of the month) at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1800 So. 92nd Street in West Allis. A typical evening consists of Pre-meeting Music provided by accordionists from within our membership; a Young-Artist Performance presented by an accordion student; and the Featured Program - which over the years has included performances by many national and international accordion artists. The genre of music runs the gamut from classical to jazz - with a mix of ethnic, polkas, big band, Cajun, country, etc. - something for everyone!
The organization has its own performing accordion ensemble and through its newsletter, The Accordion Express, information is disseminated about the association's activities, those of other accordion clubs, festivals, conventions and competitions, accordion music releases, etc. on a local, national, and international scale. Yearly dues are $24.00. Individuals living outside Wisconsin can subscribe to the newsletter for $15.00 per year.
Whether you live in Wisconsin, or are just passing through, we invite you to stop at one of our monthly meetings. We'd enjoy hearing from you.
Thank you for visiting the Milwaukee Accordion Club website. We encourage you to join us in support of the accordion and accordion music.
Don Turner, President
Milwaukee Accordion Club