All musical workshops sessions, bands, and orchestras are open to acoustic and/or digital accordions.
However, the Digital Orchestra is restricted to digital accordions using Roland technology (tuning requirement).
Specific directions for each musical group are located at the bottom of this page.
This music is copyrighted and to be used only during the 2021 convention.
Additional privileges my be granted by the owners of this music.
Accordion band and orchestra music recommendations:
To assure that all the parts are covered during the sessions:
Randomly select the part you can best play.
Pick the same part for all the musical selections in the category.
Practice the other parts enough times so you can sit in any positions and the music will sound balanced.
Be flexible as the conductor assigned the seating to produce the best sounds.
Dance Music (Shelia Lee and/or Gordon Kohl):
The dance music is often called "Recreational Music" and played more for fun than training.
All musical selections will be discussed and played during the work sessions.
Due to time restrains, some musical selections may be removed prior to the Friday performance.
Orchestra Music Directions:
Download the sheet music upfront and practice at home.
Review different parts and voices to determine the best parts for you.
During the first practice session, the conductor may need to re-arrange individual players to balance the orchestra.
Be prepared before the convention. Remember that the purpose of a rehearsal is to practice together, not to get familiar with the sheet music.