The Golden State Accordion Club Band has been pleasing audiences with its European style music for many years. The group is sponsored by the Golden State Accordion Club (“GSAC”) and features a variety of accordions including button box, piano, and chromatic instruments.
The Band performs polka and waltz music of various European styles and captures the theme of the Cotati festival with its song selections. This year, the audience will be entertained by popular and recognizable hits from the late ‘60s, in line with this year’s theme, incorporated into the already crowd-pleasing repertoire of music designed to get the toes tapping, hands clapping, and the dance floor flowing.
The Golden State Accordion Club is a very active organization formed in 1991, comprised of three chapters which meet each month – Napa Valley (formerly Vacaville), Humboldt County (Loleta), and Sacramento – with the mission to promote the accordion family and perpetuate the enjoyment this instrument gives to all.
GSAC is very proud of its scholarship and loaner program which offers financial awards and instrument availability to young players. This past year 10 scholarships were awarded to accordion students ranging in age from 8 to 16. To date, more than $60,000 have been awarded.
Just for fun, you are invited to bring your accordion or other musical instruments and join others in wild, raucous, noisy playing in the jam tent, sponsored by the GSAC, here at Cotati. We hope you will be able to visit us at one of our meetings; and if you would like more information about the club, contact Jean Stephens at 916-218-2003.