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May-June Events

May 4-5 World Accordion Day

Celebrate World Accordion Day at A World of Accordions Museum in Superior, WI which is being held in conjunction with the 7th Annual Dr. Willard A. Palmer Festival.

The May 4th Concerts will feature Mary Tokarski, Murl Allen Sanders, Betty Jo Simon, Joan C. Sommers and Stas Venglevski, Henry Doktorski and the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) Chamber Accordion Ensemble.

The May 5th Concerts include Dance Attic: Suzi and Jimi, Dr. Michael Middleton, Stas Venglevski and Aydar Salahov, Helmi Harrington, Ph. D., Jane Christison, Willard A. Palmer, III, Stas Venglevski and Accordion Concertina Music Band: World Accordion Music.

May 16 and June 13
Hudson Valley Ensemble at Taormina-Peekskill, NY

June 1
All Contest Entries are Due
Advertising for 2019 AAA Journal and Exhibitor Reservations
After June 1 on space available basis

June 15
Festival Registrations are Due
After June 15 first come first serve

June 8
CAA / AAA
Concert featuring the CAA Orchestra and Plainville Choral Society
under the direction of
Pete Peluso
Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
355 Camp St.
Bristol, CT 06410.

June 21
NAMM MAKE MUSIC DAY
If your group or club is planning a performance,
send us the details and a photo of your participation
In this annual music event.

June 28
Deadline for discounted hotel rates
NO EXCEPTIONS

SAVE THE DATE JULY 19, 2019
Premier of AAA Commissioned Work
CHILD’S PLAY
By Joseph A. Natoli
To be performed at 2019 AAA Festival in Valley Forge, PA
At the Gala Concert
Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.



"Remembering a Legend ............ Charles Magnante"

Download pdf: 2019 Remembering a Legend ............ Charles Magnante


Joey Miskulin to receive the AAA Lifetime Achievement Award

Joey Miskulin has been selected to receive the AAA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019 for his many musical contributions. The date and location of the event will be announced soon.

















December 7, 2018 Report: U.S. Army SGM Manny Bobenrieth Retires

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Carmen Carrozza Memorial Award Competition

Joey Miskulin to receive the AAA Lifetime Achievement Award

Upcoming Events

AAA Festival 2019

July 17-21, 2019
Valley Forge Casino Resort (Radisson Hotel)
1160 First Avenue
King of Prussia, PA 19406
NEW Information online:
2019 Flyer
2019 Registration Form
Competition Rules
Competition Entry
Hotel Reservations
Festival Advertising

Elsie M. Bennett Composition Competition

2019 information coming soon at Bennett Competition Events Page.


AAA Open Meeting

July 21, 2019 (Sunday breakfast at 2019 Festival).

Further information


2019 AAA Master Class and Concert Series

William Schimmel, Moderator and Curator, July 26 27 and 28, 2019, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY 10011.


AAA Newsletters

Previous newsletters are now online.