**Welcome to the Victoria Accordion Club**
We are based in Victoria, British Columbia Canada. Our aim is to enjoy the accordion, the music of accordions, and the people who create it.
Please visit our website for information on our activities, past, present or planned. Just click on the heading tabs in the menu bar to learn more, or to contact us.
For the latest news or update on activities, click on the headings in the top menu bar. For samples of our band performances, click on the heading “Club Events, Activities, Performances”.
It’s Oktoberfest time!!
We had our big Oktoberfest celebration on October 14th! check it out! (click here)
For our 2017-18 performance year, we have a number of formal events scheduled. Some events are ticketed, some are by donation, and others are free. All events are at Sidney’s Shoal Centre on Resthaven Drive unless noted differently.
October 18, 2017 – Oktoberfest dinner – Silver Threads, 286 Hampton Road., Victoria, BC, V8Z 1H1 250-382-3151 (ticketed event)
November 18, 2017 – St. Cecilia’s Day, Christchurch Cathedral, Victoria ... more details click here
December 17, 2017 – Christmas by the Sea (by donation)
February 18, 2018 – International Music by the Sea (by donation)
March 18, 2018 – Irish Music by the Sea (by donation)
April 15, 2018 – Broadway by the Sea (ticketed event)
July 7, 2018 – Accordions by the Sea Festival at the Beacon Bandshell, Sidney BC Waterfront (free event; donations gratefully accepted)
August 2018 (date TBC) – Chemainus Accordion Festival (as participants) – free event, fundraiser for Chemainus Arts and Culture Council
August 2018 (date TBC) – Fundraiser support for Horticulture Centre of the Pacific – 1 1/2 hour concert for the Centre onsite at their annual Music and Art in the Gardens fundraiser.
Accordions “so hot”
click here for article on accordion’s popularity in today’s “anything-goes” music industry
The “fresh face” of the accordion
Hear a CBC documentary on the reviving respect of the accordion.
See samples of our past performances
See recent performances in 2016
Music and your brain — the benefits of playing an instrument — (click here)
Come visit us at our monthly meetings on the first Sunday of each month. We meet at the Sidney Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, BC (see website). We start at 2 pm with our members-only meeting. Bring your accordion if you play it, or just yourselves if you don’t! Our jam session starts about 2:30 pm. See you there.