Accordion Renaissance

A Virginia non-profit charity foundation which promotes the accordion by offering education, training and performance opportunities.

Accordion Renaissance will host a private gala Oktoberfest 2:30 to 5pm on Sunday, Oct. 20th at the Mercury Entertainment Center, 227 E. Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669. This will be a private event by e-invitation only. There is no charge, however a suggested donation of $5 per person and $10 per family is encouraged. A traditional Oktoberfest food plate will be available for purchase along with non alcoholic drinks, beer and wine. Muzik will be provided by the ACCA Shriner's Sauerkrauts German Band. Local accordionists will play during the reception and intermission. Sid, the Kid Sward will be our Master of Mischief. There will be dancing and raffle prizes. Festive attire and party favors will be available for purchase.

Accordion Renaissance will host a private gala Oktoberfest 2:30 to 5pm on Sunday, Oct. 20th at the Mercury Entertainment Center, 227 E. Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669.

This will be a private event by e-invitation only. There is no charge, however a suggested donation of $5 per person and $10 per family is encouraged. A traditional Oktoberfest food plate will be available for purchase along with non alcoholic drinks, beer and wine.
Muzik will be provided by the ACCA Shriner’s Sauerkrauts German Band. Local accordionists will play during the reception and intermission. Sid, the Kid Sward will be our Master of Mischief. There will be dancing and raffle prizes. Festive attire and party favors will be available for purchase.

 

The Accordion Renaissance Ensemble at the Yorktown Fourth of July Parade

Independence Day In the Yorktown Parade

It was a GRAND OL’ Day for a Yorktown parade!  Members of the Accordion Renaissance Ensemble and Banjo Jack gleefully strutted their patriotic tunes with pride.  We thank Miles and Ruth for joining us with humor and open arms.  Happy 4th of July, everyone!


Benefits of Learning To Play the Accordion

Education, general academic improvement – Research has shown that people who learn music early in life achieve better academic results and learn to apply these skills to other aspects of their education.

Self-discipline, motivation and develops self-confidenceWhen a child masters a new skill, their confidence increases while their self-discipline and motivation is enhanced.

Concentration and creativity – Through music education the ability to concentrate increases creating improved memory skills. The versatility of the accordion instrument for many music styles lends itself to improvisation.

Being a part of a teamThe accordion is a versatile and portable instrument whose features are easily included in ensembles, bands and orchestras. Being part of a musical group offers the student a lifetime of enjoyment as they have opportunities to link with their community.


Accordion Renaissance offers special programs and support to (including accordions for students!)  students, parents. teachers, and the local community . We accept donated accordions in support of our programs. Contact accordion.renaissance@gmail.com for information on any of our programs. 

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Williamsburg Area Arts Commission

Our 17 March 2019 concert was made possible by funds provided by the Williamsburg Area Arts Commission