MAAA Calendar Page

Monthly get-togethers generally fall on the 4th Sunday of each month with exceptions to avoid holiday weekends.

Meeting Location: The Ciociaro Social Club, 144 Bridge Street, Newton, MA.

Click to Get Directions at bottom of home page

Doors open at 1p.m.  Meeting activities begin at 1:30p.m. and run until approximately 4p.m.

All meetings are open to the public. Newcomers are cordially welcome. There is a small parking lot adjacent to the building
and on-street parking is available.

A Word About the Calendar:

The 2017 Calendar is still ongoing in development and subject to change  Please note:
Every effort will be made to have a Play Along and Open Mic as long as time
permits.  There will be NO guest artists during the winter months.  Please remember that
meetings start at 1:30 and HELP WITH CLEANUP AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE
GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

DATES (2017)

PLAY-ALONG

BUSINESS
 MATTERS

PLAYER
SHOWCASE (Open Mic)

SPECIAL
ACTIVITIES

January 22nd Yes   Your Choice

Holiday meeting, details to follow, also
Babson College rehearsal

February 26th Yes  

Your Choice

 
March 26th Yes   Your Choice  
April 23rd Yes   Your Choice

Brent Buswell performs, free for
MAAA members, suggested
10 dollar donation for non-members

May 21st Yes   Your Choice

June 25th Yes   Your Choice

July 23rd Yes   Your Choice  
August 27th Yes   Your choice

 

September 24th Yes Nominations due, if any Your choice
October 22nd Yes Election of officers and
board if necessary
NO OPEN MIC

Paul Ramunni of the New England Accordion Connection & Museum 
will talk accordions and perform for us 

November 26th Yes   Your Choice

 Christmas Party planned for December 17th,
 

DATES (2016)

PLAY-ALONG

BUSINESS
 MATTERS

PLAYER
SHOWCASE (Open Mic)

SPECIAL
ACTIVITIES

January 24th NO   Your Choice

HOLIDAY MEETING!  More details to follow!

February 28th Yes  

Your Choice

 
March 20th Yes   Your Choice  
April 24th Yes   Your Choice

Gary Morin and Violinist perform!

May 22nd Yes   Your Choice

Cory Pesaturo performs

June 26th Yes   Your Choice

Alex Chudolij of Music Magic

July 24th Yes   Your Choice  
August 28th Yes   Your choice

 

September 25th Yes Nominations due, if any Your choice
October 23rd Yes Election of officers and
board if necessary
Your choice

 

November 20th Yes   Your Choice

November Fest featuring the
Borelli Dixieland Band

 NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
 

DATES (2015)

PLAY-ALONG

BUSINESS
 MATTERS

PLAYER
SHOWCASE (Open Mic)

SPECIAL
ACTIVITIES

January 25th     Theme: Party Music HOLIDAY MEETING!  Bring a song for you to swap!
February 22nd THE FEBRUARY 22nd MEETING IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE EXPECTED BAD WEATHER
March 22nd Yes   Theme: A new song you have learned Jan and Lou Borelli perform with their 8 piece band.
April 26th Yes     Cory Pesaturo, World Champion Accordionist performs!
May 31st Yes   Your Choice

THIS MEETING ADDED RECENTLY

June 28th NONE   Theme: Songs Sam Taught You

Honoring Sam Falcetti

July 26th Yes   Theme: Big Band  
August 23rd NONE   Yes, your choice

Ray Caviccio brings his accordion

September 27th Yes   Yes, your choice

Mary Tokarski performs, read about Mary using
this link: http://accordions.com/mary/

October 25th Yes   Yes, your choice

Special: Thanking Paul Monte

November 22nd Yes   Theme: Holiday Music

Ketron Rep shows the newest Ketron Product for MIDI

 NO MEETING IN DECEMBER
 

DATES (2014)

PLAY-ALONG

BUSINESS
 MATTERS

PLAYER
SHOWCASE (Open Mic)

SPECIAL
ACTIVITIES

January 26th

Christmas theme

 

Open mic, jammin' ??

Annual Holiday Party  (BRING YOUR ACCORDION!!)

February 23rd

Yes

 

Yes, your choice

 
March 23rd No Play-along   Yes, Theme is 50's - 60's Gary Morin's presentation on "Playing along with another Accordionist".
May 4th (No April mtg.) Yes   No Open Mic Jan & Lou Borelli on "Playing along with other instruments"
May 25th

No Play-along

 

Yes, Theme is Duets

Accordion Band Rehearsal after refreshments

June 22

Yes

 

No Open Mic

Don & Leslie McMahon perform

July 27

Yes, bring June's playalong music

 

Yes, Theme is 70's - 80's

 
August 24

Yes

 

Yes, Theme is Ethnic

 

SEPTEMBER MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO OCTOBER 5TH...... SO, NO SEPTEMBER MEETING THIS YEAR

October 5

No Play-along

 

Yes, your choice

Performance by Joe Cerrito

October 26

No Play-along

 

Yes, your choice

This meeting is Open Mic only so bring music!!

November 23

No Play-along

 

Yes, Theme is Current

Presentation of "Progression" by Dave Sullivan

December 21

Yes

 

Yes, your choice

 
 

DATES (2013)

PLAY-ALONG

BUSINESS
 MATTERS

PLAYER
SHOWCASE (Open Mic)

SPECIAL
ACTIVITIES

January 27th None   Continuous Open Mic

Annual Holiday Party (BRING YOUR ACCORDION!!)

February 24th THE FEBRUARY 24th MEETING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO THE EXPECTED SNOW STORM
March 24th French Themed   Open Mic  
April 28th Springtime   Springtime Themed Open Mic  
May 26th No Play-along   Duet/Waltz Theme

Breakout sessions: Overcoming anxiety when playing for others with Gary Morin and Blues Jamming with Patty Simmons

June 23rd Henry Mancini   Any style but consider Blues and Boogie Blues!!

Open Mike WILL take place, bring your accordion!

July 28th No Play-along   Open Mic, your choice

Member Coach Dave will be presenting a workshop expanding on what Patty presented on Blues in May to include early Rock and Country and its expansion into modern music.  All players will be invited to participate.

August 25th Yes, Theme TBA   Open Mic, your choice  
September 22nd No Play-along

Report from Nomination Committee

Open Mic, your choice A special performance by , a truly accomplished accordionist from Sweden.  You won't want to miss this!
October 27th No Play-along

MAAA elections

Open Mic, your choice

Italo DeMasi  presentation on "The Power of Midi"

November 17th Paris is the theme   No Open Mic

Performance by Paul Monte and Tal Shalom-Kobi,

December 15th CANCELLED   CANCELLED

MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED BECAUSE OF SNOW!

 
DATES (2012) PLAY-ALONG BUSINESS
MATTERS
PLAYER
SHOWCASE
SPECIAL
ACTIVITIES
January 22nd

Playing Improvised

 

NO OPEN MIC

Annual Holiday Party

February 26th Love Themed   OPEN MIC  
March 25th International Theme   OPEN MIC  
April 22nd No Play-Along   OPEN MIC before Rita

Rita Davidson performance and workshop

May 20th Big Band Theme   NO OPEN MIC

Performance by Paul Monte and Tal Shalom-Kobi,  and
Breakout sessions with Dave R., Dave M., and James G.

June 24th, Patriotic Theme   NO OPEN MIC

Workshop by Sam Falcetti
"Left Hand Changes to Enhance Your Performance Immensely"

July 22nd Mixed genres, big band to disco!   OPEN MIC  
August 26th Songs with Rain   OPEN MIC  
September 23rd Summer Songs   OPEN MIC  
October 28th NO Play-Along

Annual Business Meeting

OPEN MIC

Alex Chudolij of Music Magic USA performs

November 18th Dixieland Theme   OPEN MIC  
December 16th Holiday Theme   NO OPEN MIC

Fratelli Rocca (Brothers Rocca)


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