Archives for September 2017

Board Members

Tony Mustaro

Vice President
Kris Nelson.

Diana Santi

Ann Albertoni

Executive Board
Steve Albini
Art Clark
Elmo Fama
Diana Santi
Ivano Santi

Scholarship Committee
Frank Divita
Music Program Director
Tony Mustaro


ACR Annual Membership Fee:
Individual Member: $20.00
Member and Spouse: $30.00
Make check payable to ACR and sent to Diana Santi.
3 Sandalwood Colurt, San Rafael Ca., 94903.

ACR Meetings.
ACR General Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month (except December, March and July when we hold special events) at Hermann Sons Hall 860 Western. Petaluma, CA. The business presentation starts at 7:30pm. Music program starts at 8:00pm.

Board Meetings.
ACR Board meetings are held the first Monday of the month in the same location at 7:30pm

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Next Meeting October 16, Herman Sons – 860 Western Ave, Petaluma

The ACR Band will have its next meeting on October 16 , 6:30 PM before the ACR general meeting at 7:30 PM. All levels of players are welcome. It helps if you can read sheet music. Bring an accordion and a good measure of enthusiasm. If you would like to play in the band, please contact Xavier de la Prade at
707-769-9880 or at
Our meetings will be every other month starting in August, and the same for the newsletter.

Our Neighbor Clubs

(Vacaville Club), Pietro’s No. 2.
679 Merchant St., Vacaville.
2nd Thurs., 6:30pm. Restaurant Phone is 707-448-4588
(Humboldt Club), Swiss Club,
5403 Tompkins Hill Rd., Loleta.
3rd Tuesday, 7pm
(Sacramento Club), The Old Spaghetti Factory,
12401 Folsom Blvd., Rancho Cordova.
4th Wednesday,  6:30pm.

Good Time Accordion Club
Meetings 2nd Wednesday each month 7:00PM
Escalon Community Center
1055 Escalon Ave
Escalon Ca 95320

Lutheran Church Social Hall,
6365 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay.
1st Wednesday, 6:30 pm.

Northern California Accordion Society

Reed Block – Accordion Lovers Society International – San Diego:
Mt Miguel Covenant Village,
325 Kempton Ave, Spring Valley, Ca.
2nd Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

Rose City Accordion Club Portland Oregon
Meetings every 3rd Saturday 1:00 to 5PM
Milwaukie Safety Building
3200 SE Harrison Street (SE 32nd and Harrison)
Milwaukie Oregon

Oyster Point Yacht Club,
911 Marina Blvd., So. San Francisco.
3rd Sunday, 2 pm.

Harry’s Hofbrau,
390 Saratoga Ave., San Jose.
1st Sunday, 2 pm.


Accordion Instruction

Bart Beninco  (707) 769-8744

Lou Jacklich    (510) 317-9510

Marjorie Konrad    (707) 539-5308

Joan Traverso    (707) 255-5821

The Presidents Message

Tony Mustaro

Dear Friends,

Fall is here and we are already planning our Christmas Dinner Dance which will be held at Hermann Sons Hall on December 2, 2017. We will have our usual combination of good food, good wine and good music where friends can get together to usher in the holiday season.

We will send a separate mailer to you which you can return with your reservation requests in the near future. Right now, just mark December 2 on your calendar. Invite your friends and relatives to attend. Music this year will be by Steve Albini and Tatiana and Jim Lehmann.

Our August meeting pasta dinner had a good turnout, good music and a good time was had by all judging by the comments heard during the evening. Steve Albini will be our featured performer for our October meeting so make sure you save the date and turn out this month.

On a more somber note, one of the primary movers and founders of our club and of the Cotati Accordion Festival, my good friend Steve Balich, passed away on October 6th. There will be a very private cremation, with a memorial to be held in January around his birthday. Steve has been a patient and a friend of mine for over forty-five years and I hold him in great esteem as one of the finest and most generous people I have ever known. He has always been willing to give freely of his time, his knowledge and his talent. He has served our club as a founder, president, vice president, board member, band leader, caterer, public relations representative, and liaison to other clubs and to the public and in general. He has been married to his sweetheart, Jenny, for over seventy years and I had the honor of playing for their seventieth anniversary party and seeing Steve and Jenny dance together for the last time in public on that occasion. This club and the Cotati Accordion Festival are only a part of his legacy. He has passed his love of music and the accordion as well as his generosity of spirit on his son Steve junior. I believe that it would be fitting to have a statue of Steve join the statue of Jim Boggio in the Cotati Plaza where the festival is held annually and ask your support in working toward this goal.

Please remember Steve, Jenny and the Balich family in your thoughts and in your prayers.

Tony Mustaro
Accordion Club of the Redwoods

Players Corner



Solo Accordion/Vocals or Small Combo

Most Tuesdays Rustic Restaurant Coppola Winery

Current: Jan 6 and January 13, 2015

First 3 Sundays of the month San Rafael Joe’s

Info: Steve Albini (707) 484-3753

Please call Steve Balich at (707) 874-1684 for info about events

Info: Joe Domitrowich (408) 255-1259

Accordion solist or small combo.

Occasional Tuesdays Rustic Restaurant Coppola Winery

Current: Jan 20 and Jan 27, 2015 

Info: Tony (707) 318-0474

Info: Bart (707) 769-8744


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