Rose City Accordion Club

The Rose City Accordion Club, located in Portland, Oregon, is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals who share enjoyment of and enthusiasm for the accordion. The Club embraces all styles of accordion music and welcomes all who have an interest in the accordion whether they play or not. Our intent is to promote the future of the accordion and the enjoyment it gives to all.

Our members play the accordion at various events and venues around town.

"Squeeze" some music into your life. Whether you live in the Portland, Oregon area or are just passing through, we invite you to stop at one of our monthly meetings. Please follow the links to find out more about our Club.

The Rose City Accordion Club is open to all accordion players, from beginners to professionals, their friends and families, and to anyone who enjoys music. Meetings are held monthly on the third Saturday of each month at the Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 SE Harrison Street (SE 32nd and Harrison), Milwaukie OR, from 1:00 to 4:oo PM. 

Last updated September 28, 2022

President's Message:

​September seems to have flown by!  The club didn't have a meeting this month as members were busy with various musical events and other life activities. We're looking forward to the October 8th meeting at our regular place.

The October 8th meeting starts at 12:00 with music circle.  Kathy Grambsch will again be leading us in playing orchestra parts.  Members seemed to like this from the August meeting so much  that we'll do it again.  The songs are: "Londonderry Air", "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" and "Greensleeves" (aka "What Child Is This?"). 

Oktoberfest saw many of our club members participating in various activities statewide.  Mt. Angel seemed to be the hub of these activities September 15-18.  We will be sharing pictures as soon as I receive them.  Four members played for an Oktoberfest celebration at Miramont Point in Happy Valley.  Others are playing at the Alpenfest in Joseph, Oregon as well as other spots around the state.  When pictures come, they'll be posted.

Accordion camp is scheduled for June 4-9, 2023 at Collins Retreat Center.  Registration forms went out via email to past and present campers plus RCAC members, after Labor Day according to Delette Huffman, the Camp Director. When mentioning  space is limited and the possibility of single room, many responses came in immediately.  The camp is almost full but if anyone is interested be sure and let Delette or me know.   Gabe Hall-Rodrigues and Gail Campanella are the conductors for this camp.  Toby Hanson and Dee Langley will be instructors.  There will be a new format this year which will be shared closer to the camp date.

A new page has been added to this website:  Rose City Accordion Camp information.  There is also a video of August 2021 camp concert in case you haven't seen it or want to share with someone.  We have applied for a grant from Clackamas County again this year.  This was our funding for the live stream at the 2021 camp and hope it do it again for 2023.  Delette has spent many hours in writing the grant  application for this.  Thank you Delette.

Continue to play your beautiful music.  When we meet in October we'll be playing together and individually.

​Fran Maddox, President RCAC

September 28, 2022


Next Club Meeting

on October 8, 2022

will be held in the 

​Milwaukie Public Safety Building

3200 SE Harrison St.

Milwaukie, OR  9722

Music Circle from 12:15-12:45

Meeting and Entertainment 1:00-3:30