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Cover Story - August 22, 2008

A Palo Alto polka

In Silicon Valley style, the Saccheris share their love for accordions in the blogosphere

by Jill Kimball

You've heard tales of college freshmen doing crazy things to get a bid from the coolest fraternity or sorority on campus. But since when do incoming students covet a spot in the school marching band so badly they take up the accordion just to join?

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Posted by Randy Giovannoni
a resident of another community
on Aug 22, 2008 at 4:06 pm

As a young child the family always wondered how to get Chris to come out of his shell. We believe it was either our old neighbor Dick Contino or Myron Floren who once said: Play, Chris, Play!

Uncle Randy

Posted by Amy
a resident of another community
on Aug 22, 2008 at 9:34 pm

These folks are my friends! Not only are they excellent accordion players, but they are also awesome people. Hooray!

Posted by Zoe
a resident of another community
on Aug 22, 2008 at 10:31 pm

It's all really true. Now, will Sarah play the accordian as well?

Posted by Zevy
a resident of another community
on Aug 23, 2008 at 6:42 pm

Besides running a terrific site, Chris and Anna are providing a great service for all accordion players and lovers. The site is all accordion fun with no other hidden agenda.

Well desrved recognition, guys!

Posted by Andrew
a resident of Mountain View
on Aug 29, 2008 at 11:35 am

great story. I really loved it.

I'm going to check out their website. it makes me want to hear the Pocotella Polka or waltz right now.

This is creativity at its best.

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