Music and your brain You probably have heard many medical specialists, and even non-medical folks, expound about the benefits of music to your well-being, and particularly to your brain function. There have been many studies done that suggest strong benefits of learning and playing music not only for your own brain performance, but also for those who listen such as the elderly who are suffering from dementia symptoms or anyone afflicted with various medical or mental conditions. View this video explaining how music, and specifically playing an instrument, may help brain function and performance. Click here.
Vancouver Christmas Market 2014 The Victoria Accordion Club band performed at the prestigious and lively Vancouver Christmas Market on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 2 pm to 4 pm. The market is held each year in the heart of Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Plaza on Hamilton Street, and draws thousands of visitors to experience the wonder and beauty of the Christmas season. Live music was again a feature, along with outstanding displays of German crafts, food and beverages.
Food bank fundraiser - Sidney - Oct 31, 2014 A fun event, with lots of toe-tapping music -- that's the description being heard from the attendees after the fund raiser for the food bank in Sidney at the Peace Lutheran Church. The Victoria Accordion Club (VAC) band put on a one hour concert performance for the enthusiastic gathering, and received a terrific reception for the lively music and fun banter. A terrific cause, and worthy investment in our community ... so many in our midst can use our help. And our participation was an experience we certainly enjoyed. Give generously to the food bank in your area.
All you boomers out there … you dug out your flared poodle skirts, and guys slicked your hair into your ducktail, and the leather jackets came out and what a time we had !! It was a 50s-60s dance party!!! We had great 60s music, and the good times rolled! It was Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Edelweiss Club, 108 Niagara Street, Victoria (in the James Bay area) Great dinner, followed by cool dance moves till the night was done!
8th annual Victoria International Accordion Festival - July 18-20, 2014 The annual Victoria accordion festival was very successful. It was held on Friday, July 18 through to Sunday July 20th. The BC Accordion Society (www.bcaccordion.ca) organized and hosted the festival with support from the Victoria Accordion Club. The competition for soloists was held on Friday July 18th at First Metropolitan United Church on Quadra Street (address: 932 Balmoral Street) in Victoria. Other activities were held in conjunction with the festival. The schedule: Friday, July 18 - 2 pm - 7 pm - competition for soloists - First Metropolitan United Church; 932 Balmoral St, Victoria. Friday, July 18 - 8 pm - Concert: Night of Stars - First Metropolitan United Church, 932 Balmoral St. Victoria. Featuring: Stas Venglevski (Russia/USA), and
World Accordion Day - May 6, 2014 **Celebration and Concert** Prepare to be "wowed" by the music, the performers, and the skill shown in generating beautiful sounds from the rapturous, melodic accordion. Performers from the community, including the Victoria Accordion Club and the BC Accordion Orchestra will enthral you will beautiful songs from all genres. You'll tap your toes to some modern soft-rock, and be bedazzled with moving music of the classics. This is part of our celebration of World Accordion Day, being celebrated across the globe with special events in numerous countries. Check this website (World Accordion Day) for details of global celebrations. Come to our Concert: Place: Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, Victoria Time: 7:30 pm, May 6, 2014 Tickets: $25 Adults; $20
Great music at jam sessions after the meeting and band practice Our last few meetings, always on the first Sunday of each month, have been terrific. Some great music from our members, and even from some young players who are students of well-known classical accordionist, Jelena Milojevic. What a treat to hear these young players crank out their tunes, and entertain the spectators and club members. The future of accordion in our region is very promising. The jam session after the meeting is always a highlight. Members and visitors alike join in to play familiar songs, and even some ethnic favourites. Toes tap, and bodies sway, and fingers snap to the melodies. A good time.