Oktoberfest 2016! ... what a party! Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016 Where: Victoria Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street, Victoria Yes, we yelled, yodelled, hollered, and enjoyed a lot "bevvies" in tall ice-cold glasses, boots, or whatever large containers we could find ... and mostly danced ourselves silly with polkas, schotisses, waltzes, and rock'n'roll!! Even the limbo, macarena and bunny hop. Who knew all those dancers had all those moves -- wow! Anyone who has attended an Oktoberfest knows what a good time there is at an Oktoberfest! There was genuine authentic Oktoberfest music from real live accordionists -- in fact, a whole band full of accordionists! It was a sight to see, and hear! Of course, there were delicious "snacks" of bratwurst and other German delectables to soothe
Victoria International Accordion Festival 2017 The 2017 festival is slated for July 14-16. Details are in development and will provided here once finalized. Please come back. The 2016 festival details follow. ========================== July 26-31, 2016 The 10th annual Victoria Accordion Festival was magical. Great music, accomplished musicians, and satisfied crowds. Accordionists from other Canadian provinces and other countries (New Zealand, China and Chile) performed. Performances were held well-known locations around Victoria, including noon-hour concerts at city hall's Centennial Square, and the band stand in Victoria’s popular Beacon Hill Park. The formal evening concerts and the competitions took place at the First Metropolitan United Church at 932 Balmoral Road in Victoria. The Victoria Accordion Club band performed several times during the festival, including: - Tuesday, July 26 at Centennial Square
Band Performances Here are some samples of past performances of the Victoria Accordion Club band (click on the links) August 2016 - Chemainus Accordion Day. Variety of songs. November 2015 - Christchurch Cathedral, Victoria, BC variety of song types July 2015 - Victoria Accordion Festival In The Mood - Rock'n'Roll May 2015 - World Accordion Day Phantom Of The Opera More links of performances on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKpqRzoSK3E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMuofsT24t0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpUQwUrv5Jg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-_tArTOX_k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfnbt7Gz5Dw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY-aTeZDgW4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7XoVkst_wI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hyVaabDzEk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_OVPNIuqW0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deOqI8vFnZw
World Accordion Day - May 6, 2016 World Accordion Day is celebrated on May 6th each year in recognition of this unique instrument, and those who enjoy playing and listening to the music it produces. The Victoria Accordion Club and other musicians celebrated with a special concert. An enthusiastic audience enjoyed performances by the Victoria Accordion Club band, several young aspiring and inspiring student musicians, Jelena Milojevic & Rebecca Bracewell, The BC Accordion Orchestra, and Bucan-Bucan. It was a night to remember! For details on World Accordion Day, click this link: World Accordion Day
St. Cecilia's Day - November 22, 2014 November 22nd is marked as St. Cecilia's Day, the patron saint of music. The Victoria Accordion Club band was privileged to be part of this inspirational celebration of music held at the stunning Christchurch Cathedral in Victoria. The band provided a 30 minute performance, in a day-long open house concert with many other gifted musicians and groups from the Victoria area. The whole experience was outstanding, and one the Victoria Accordion Club will cherish.
What fun! Oktoberfest 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, October 4th. We're already getting calls about details. So, make sure your calendar is marked! Reservations will be needed. Keep watching this website for details coming soon. ================================== Oktoberfest 2013 - October 19, 2013 at the Victoria Edelweiss Club, sponsored by the Victoria Accordion Club and the Victoria Edelweiss Club. Our Oktoberfest 2013 was a roaring success! Over 125 people enjoyed the usual fabulous authentic German meal including bratwurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, potatoes, and various salads, plus delicious apple strudel for dessert. And, of course, the famous "beverages" that are so well-known and part of a successful Oktoberfest. Too good! After dinner, the Victoria Accordion Band played some lively German-style tunes including the ever-popular and highly-demanded
Oktoberfest - October 19, 2013 See latest post -- Oktoberfest 2013 is done! A great time! Scenes from past Oktoberfests by the Victoria Accordion Club:
The band participated in a special event on May 19, 2013 in Victoria to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Swiss consulate in Western Canada. Dignitaries from the consulate in Vancouver, as well as special guests attended. Parade - May 20, 2013 Members of the band also played on the Swiss float in the Victoria May Day parade on May 20th.