Overview

The Edmonton Accordion Society is a registered not-for-profit society whose purpose is to:

  • promote the accordion and accordion music in all forms through instruction, performance and competition;
  • produce a yearly accordion festival for the participation of all ethnic groups;
  • foster a link between the many cultures which feature the accordion as a folk instrument.

2019-2020 Executive

Title Name Role
Interim President Charlie Kapchinsky (780) 929-8836
Past President
(780) 986-0388
Vice President
(780) 476-6664
Treasurer
(780) 951-2263
Recording Secretary
(780) 458-1063
Corresponding Secretary
(780) 929-8836
Membership Director
(780) 489-3110
Publicity Director
(780) 436-9910
Member at Large Paul Kibasiuk
 
Member at Large
Dianne Tebby
 
Historian
(780) 478-6708
Web Master
(780) 982-0616

Membership

Membership is open to anyone who is interested in accordion music. Our members range in age from 5 to over 75. They are players, students, parents, music teachers, professional accordionists and members of the general public who enjoy accordion music.

MEMBERSHIP FEE

$10.00 annually (Jan. – Dec.)
Youth Members (16 & under) Free membership – just give information to Membership Director

Click here to become a Member 

History

The Edmonton Accordion Society (formerly The Edmonton Accordion & Polka Festival Society) was formed following Edmonton’s first Polka Fest on the 1996 Thanksgiving weekend. Accordion players, teachers, and friends contacted one another and created the Edmonton Accordion & Polka Festival Society.

The Edmonton Accordion Society, with the financial help of the Edmonton Arts Council, the City of Edmonton and other valued sponsors, produces a yearly festival designed to promote awareness of the accordion. In 1999 the festival was renamed ACCORDION EXTRAVAGANZA!

The Society teaches and encourages performers, participates in cultural events, supports other accordion organizations and promotes international accordion contacts.

Club Activities

ACCORDION EXTRAVAGANZA! – (mid Sept.) A yearly accordion festival which draws accordion enthusiasts, players, dancers, competitors and exhibitors from Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. and the United States.

Summer Picnic – A Potluck style picnic with lots of food, activities and accordion-playing for Society members, their families and friends.

Performances – Society members perform at a variety of functions in Edmonton and surrounding areas.

Support Other Accordion Associations – Members Participate in Accordion Association of Calgary events, the Accordion Get- together campout  in Enderby, BC and in other Accordion events throughout North America..