Our President



It is very humbling and proud to be able to hold the position as President and Hon Secretary of the QAO/QAE even though I do not play this wonderful instrument that has been around since the first half of the twentieth century.


Being the President of the Queensland Accordion Orchestra in Association with the Queensland Accordion Ensemble {QAO/QAE}, thank you so much for visiting the website and please know you are more than welcome to browse, thus enabling you to learn more about us, our Conductor, Members, involvement in the music industry, from organized concerts, to play outs for Retirement Villages, Nursing Homes, Music Clubs, other venues and what this very musical instrument, the Piano Accordion is capable of doing.


For me, I am so Blest to be able to be with QAO for many of their performances with such admiration for our Conductor Marie whom brings to the Orchestra her leadership and conducting to give enjoyment to all styles of music from classical to contemporary.


Recently the Orchestra has produced a delightful accordion music CD under the title of “First Impressions” so that you the browser can purchase and in doing so you will know just how proud I am of this achievement, as well as all they do. The CD will not only enable the Orchestra to raise funds working towards attending the championships in Canada but give audiences more knowledge of the instrument and what can be achieved.


Will leave you with a few thoughts, music is very necessary in one’s lives, in particular the Piano Accordion, and look forward to greeting and meeting you in the future at a concert or play out, so do come an introduce yourself or any of the wonderful Members of the Orchestra.


Take Care   -   God  Bless    -   Yours  in  Music       Mary 



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