Should you be a CAPA member? Take this test!

Who can become a member? Anyone who can mark at least ONE of the following statements as “true”:

  • You know the difference between Frankie Yankovich and Weird Al Yankovich.

  • You can play the “Clarinet Polka.”

  • You know who Myron Floren or Dick Contino was.

  • You once played the accordion in a Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow Talent Show.

  • You can play absolutely anything in polka time.

  • If you are female, you are tired of speculation about how you keep your breasts from getting caught in the bellows, or whether or not there is such a thing as a “C” cup accordion.

  • You know what the “bellow shakes” are.

  • You grit your teeth when you hear the words “Beer Barrel Polka” or “How’s about a little ‘Lady of Spain?’” (Contrary to popular belief, accordionists do know other songs.)

  • You wish someone like Justin Timberlake, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Beyonce, Selena Gomez, or some other hot celebrity would take up the accordion.

  • You’ve got at least one accordion stashed in a closet somewhere, or sitting in your mother’s basement.

  • You don’t play the accordion yourself, but you love someone who does.

  • You don’t play the accordion yourself, but you have the good sense to wish you did.

  •  You are willing to take the following pledge: I solemnly swear, if I ever dress up as a nerd on Halloween, never, ever to use an accordion as part of my costume.