Much of our philosophy is founded in the works of Benjamin and Rosamund Zander, and their joint work on leadership and human potential. The Zanders invite us all to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.
Our commitment to radiating possibility in the world begins with us coming back to the foundational things we love about music. How it makes us feel. How it connects us with great people. How it can continually challenge us to strive for excellence – and even more, to continually redefine what excellence is in any given moment.
We also cultivate an environment where we all can confidently explore creatively while constructively challenging each other. Within an encouraging, collaborative, co-creative space, we support each other in delving into newer aspects of our musicianship, performance, and ourselves. In addition to laughter-filled rehearsals, former player-only musicians are now arranging, arrangers are composing, players are singing, and studio musicians are working on aspects of their live performance! By bringing the best aspects of ourselves to this group, we are witnessing this band transcend into more than the sum of its parts! (And let’s face it, a band that has 7 permanent members who collectively own 4 accordions – if not for parental interference, we would have had 6 – has got to be a good time!)