Saturday, October 11, 2014

The 1955 Accordion Band

Accordions and accordion music were popular in the 1940s and '50s, especially in Ambridge where the accordion was a featured instrument in the music of eastern and southern Europe our parents and grandparents enjoyed hearing and dancing to.

The young members of this 1955 accordion band are unidentified. Do you recognize anyone?

The band's director, Walter G. Soroko, may have given group accordion lessons at the Ambridge PNA/ZNP in the 1950s. Can anyone confirm that? I took My parents made me take accordion lessons there, and the name seems familiar.

Accordion Band members
Daily Citizen,
July 5, 1955

Original caption:
MEMBERS OF THE ACCORDION BAND under the direction of Walter G. Soroko who participated in the Friday evening preliminary program of the Golden Jubilee at the Ambridge High School stadium.

1 comment:

  1. I think the boy on the right end of the first row is my brother-in-law, Bill Soldressen.

    Linda Mehno Soldressen