Celebrating January as National Polka Music Month – Chicago

Saturday, January 18th, 2020  I.P.A. Warm Up Dance Polonia Banquets:   4604 S Archer Ave. Chicago, IL ============================= Sunday, January 19th 2020 I.P.A. Festival of Bands  Glendora Banquets:  10225 S Harlem Ave Chicago Ridge, IL ============================= For our “out of town” polka friends . . . Need Hotel Accommodations?   Click…

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I.P.A. Hall of Fame Benefit Dance 2020 – Ludlow, MA

Please join the International Polka Association in Ludlow, Massachusetts the weekend of March 7th and 8th 2020 as we present our 15th Annual I.P.A. Hall of Fame Benefit dance weekend.   This year honoring the career and achievements of I.P.A. Hall of Fame member Eddie Guca of Toronto Canada.  Here are…

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I.P.A. Polka Music Awards Submission Process

    IPA Polka Music Awards Notice Please follow the links below to submit nominations for the various International Polka Association music award categories:   I.P.A. Music Awards Eligibility Requirements   I.P.A. Music Awards Submission Forms    

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2019 Leon Kozicki Trustees Award – Jim Sajkowicz

Over the years, the IPA Polka Hall of Fame and Music Awards processes have rightfully recognized deserving polka musicians who attained prominence in the polka industry for their musical achievements that helped promote polka music and broaden its audience. Because of their highly visible roles, bandleaders or “front men and…

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2019 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner: Sally Rzeszutko

Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, proposed an award be bestowed upon an individual or group of individuals who made a significant contribution or endeavor to enhance the promotion of polka music. Originally named the Special Achievement Award, the International Polka Association voted to…

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Next General Meeting of the International Polka Association

Our next general meeting of the I.P.A.  will be held as follows: Date:  TBD Time: TBD Location: TBD   We will be discussing all topics pertaining to upcoming I.P.A. sponsored events as well as other necessary functions regarding our organization. Please plan on attending and participating in this meeting for…

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“Here’s A Gift” Slideshow and FREE Download

The  International  Polka  Association Releases  Historic  Recording   As the International Polka Association prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the organization is proud to announce the release of a historic recording: “Here’s a Gift”.  All Hall of Fame Inductees were invited to participate in this project, and the result included…

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2018 Hall of Fame Inductees and 2017 Award Winners

The International Polka Association Announces 2018 Polka Hall of Fame Inductees and 2017 Music Award Winners! On behalf of the International Polka Association Board of Trustees and Hall of Fame Committee, the IPA Officers and Directors are proud to announce the 2017 award winners and Hall of Fame inductees for 2018.…

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2018 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner – Norb Ciesla

      Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, made a suggestion that an award be bestowed upon an individual or group of Individuals who have made a significant contribution or endeavor to enhance the promotion of polka music. After much discussion, the International…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees and 2016 Award Winners

On behalf of the International Polka Association Board of Trustees and Hall of Fame Committee, the IPA Officers and Directors are proud to announce the 2106 award winners and Hall of Fame inductees for 2017. The IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 2,…

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