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Central Florida Accordion Club
Featured Member

Judy Blankenship
Judy’s interest in playing a musical instrument began at
the age of 11 with piano lessons. After a couple of
years studying classical piano, she wanted to play with
the band, so she took “a few” accordion lessons.
Interest in the accordion lagged and, ultimately, there
was no interest. The accordion took up residence and
collected dust in a closet.
Madeira High School Variety Show, Cincinnati, OH.
Year: 1955
Judy is first on the left
Judy eventually bought an organ and taught herself to play for her own amazement, thereby keeping up her
skill of reading music.

Interest in the accordion was renewed a couple of years ago after the accordion was rescued from the
closet and, through Vince Aleandri, was introduced to the CFAC.

Her great love is “hitting the road” with her husband in their motor home. Of course, the accordion goes
along and always draws a crowd around the campfire. She especially enjoys playing the good ‘ole standard
tunes and easy listening music.


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