Media Advisory - Finalists Vie for Canada's "Accordion Idol" Title at the Second Annual Roland V-Accordion Festival

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Three semi-finalists selected from
dozens of entries will compete in the second annual Roland V-Accordion
Festival on Thursday evening at Mississauga's Hansa Haus for the title of
Canada's best accordion player and the honour of representing Canada at the
International Accordion Finals in Italy.

    When:    Thursday, September 25, 2008
             7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Where:   Hansa Haus
             6650 Hurontario Street
             Mississauga, Ontario

    The Roland V-Accordion Festival will feature performances by each of the
semi-finalists, an adjudication of their performance by an expert jury,
presentation of semi-final prizes, and the announcement of the National
Finalist. In addition to representing Canada in the International Finals, this
year's winner will receive a top-of-the-line Roland FR-7 V-Accordion (Value:
$7,000 MSRP).
    John Lettieri, a music educator from Maple, Ontario and winner of the
first Roland V-Accordion Festival, will attend this year's event as an
honorary jury member and will take to the stage once again for a performance
that is sure to be one of the night's highlights. John stole the show last
year with an electrifying medley performance featuring a rousing mix of songs
including the theme from Harry Potter and Queen's Another One Bites the Dust,
among others.
    The second annual Roland V-Accordion Festival is a free family-friendly
night of music and competition. Attendees will be given the chance to enter a
draw for a Roland E-50 Workstation keyboard. The first 50 audience members to
arrive will also receive a National Finals souvenir T-shirt.

    About Roland Canada Music Ltd.

    Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of
electronic musical instruments, professional audio equipment, multimedia
products and music accessories. The Roland brand family includes Roland, BOSS,
EDIROL by Roland, Rodgers, RSS by Roland, and Cakewalk by Roland. Roland's
impressive line of products includes, but is far from limited to, guitar
effects pedals, electronic percussion, acclaimed digital pianos, synthesizers,
digital mixers and music production software. For more information, contact
Roland Canada Ltd, 5480 Parkwood Way, Richmond BC V6V 2M4, (604) 270-6626
(x102 for media use only),

For further information:

For further information: Doug McGarry, Executive Marketing Manager,
Roland Canada Music Ltd., (604) 307-7557

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