I.P.A. Pro Am Jam 2016 Participant Registration Form

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Calling all young polka music enthusiasts to Sign up Today!! The International Polka Association announces the latest edition of an exciting event at our 48th annual festival this Labor Day weekend at the Millennium Hotel – Buffalo, NY. Besides the great bands entertaining all weekend long, the IPA presents the …

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Next General Meeting of the International Polka Association

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Our next general meeting of the I.P.A.  will be held as follows: Saturday, August 6th, 2016 2:00pm Hammond Mohawks  4040 Calumet Ave. Hammond, IN 46320 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 …

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IPA Hall of Fame and Polka Music Awards Banquet Tickets!

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Please plan to attend the International Polka Association’s annual Hall of Fame and Polka Music Awards Banquet held on Saturday, September 3th 2016 at the Millennium Hotel, Buffalo, NY. Banquet begins at 11am Tickets for this event are $40 per person and can be purchased by contacting  Linda Niewierowski at: …

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2015 Hall of Fame Inductees & Award Winners!

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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 award winners and Hall of Fame inductees for 2015. The IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016 …

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I.P.A Summer Picnic 2016

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Saturday, August 6th, 2016 Hammond Mohawks Picnic Grove 4040 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN 46320 Good Food!   Good Fun!  Good Fellowship! And of course; Fantastic Polka Entertainment by: The D-Street Band and The Great Lake Sounds Gates open at 1:30pm: IPA Outdoor General Meeting  @  2pm. (I.P.A. Members only) ===================================== …

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Requesting photos for our 50th Anniversary!

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WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE . . .   In preparation for our 50th Anniversary in 2018, we are looking for photos from IPA Events throughout the years.  Please help us by submitting your photos of your experiences at IPA events through the years.  Any help you can give us would be greatly …

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The Passing of I.P.A. Hall of Famer Chet Dragon

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MELBOURNE, Fla. – Chester “Chet” E. Dragon, 92, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, at William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay. He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Northampton, Massachusetts, to Julia (Slusars) and Adam Dragon. He lived in Worthington, Massachusetts, before moving to Melbourne, in 1996. Chet graduated from …

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2015 Album of the Year Submissions

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The International Polka Association’s Hall of Fame Committee would like to share the “Album of the Year” candidates for 2015. The “Album of the Year” award will be presented at the 48th Annual IPA Festival and Convention in Buffalo, NY. Listed below are musical clips from the albums submitted by …

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2015 Song of the Year Submissions

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The International Polka Association’s Hall of Fame Committee would like to share the “Song of the Year” candidates for 2015. The “Song of the Year” award will be presented at the 48th Annual IPA Festival and Convention in Buffalo, NY. Click on the links below to listen . . . …

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2016 IPA Calendar Raffle

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  It’s that time of year for the Annual     IPA Calendar Raffle!   Please print out copies of the 2016 IPA calendar raffle ticket by clicking on the link below. Sell them to your family and friends, or keep them for yourself for your chance to win! The raffle is …

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2016 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner

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On behalf of the International Polka Assocation’s Officers and Directors; it is our privilege to announce Jill Czerniak Krzeszewski as the winner of the 2016 Joe Jozwiak Award! Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, made a suggestion that an award be bestowed upon an …

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Passing of I.P.A. Chaplain Father Robert Grib

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We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Fr. Robert Gribb, former IPA Chaplin and member of the Brighton Park Connection.   He was a resident at the Colombiere Center in Clarkson Michigan. There will be a memorial mass for Fr. Gribb at St Eugene Parish on Saturday February …

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I.P.A. Christmas Party Polka Jammer Networking Recording

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Enjoy the 2 hour broadcast from the International Polka Association’s Christmas Party Originally aired on December 25th, 2015 on the Polka Jammer Network (polkajammernetwork.org) Merry Christmas Everyone; from YOUR International Polka Association!

International Polka Association Appoints New Trustee

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       Texas Native to Represent Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico  Since the establishment of the IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame and annual Music Awards presentations back in 1968, eleven trustees have governed the processes that select Hall of Fame (HOF) inductees and recognize polka artists with awards.  …

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The I.P.A. Mourns the Passing of Margaret “Marge” Machay

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On October 24, 2015, Margaret M. Machay, nee Jagielski, the longtime owner and operator of Polonia Banquets, passed away. She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Machay, loving mother of Michael (Norma), Sandra (John) Mikrut, Mark, Susanne and Brian (Mary), proud grandmother of ten grandchildren, and dearest friend …

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Polka Music Awards Submission Process

Document Release Date:  October, 2015 2015 IPA Polka Music Awards Call to Action  New Award: Favorite International Polka Album The International Polka Association is preparing to conduct the balloting for the annual Polka Music Awards that will determine the Favorite Polish Polka Album, Favorite International Polka Album, Favorite Song, Favorite Male Vocalist, …

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2015 Leon Kozicki Trustees Award – Tom Kula First Recipient

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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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2014 I.P.A. Hall of Fame & Music Award Winners!

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The results of the 2014 Hall of Fame and Music Awards are as follows:   Hall of Fame Inductees: Randy Koslosky Mark Trzepacz Chester Budny – Deceased Florian Chmielewski – Pioneer   Favorite Band: Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka Favorite Female Vocalist: Mollie Busta …

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2015 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner

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On behalf of the International Polka Assocation’s Officers and Directors; it is our privilege to announce Todd Zaganiacz as the winner of the 2015 Joe Jozwiak Award!   Congratulations Todd!!  

I.P.A. Polka Hall of Fame Nominations Instructions and Form.

It’s that time again when nominees for possible IPA Polka Hall of Fame induction and Music Awards consideration need to make the proper, timely submissions.   For over 45 years, IPA Polka Hall of Fame and Music Awards Chairman Leon Kozicki has faithfully managed this vital process ensuring the ongoing …

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2015 IPA T-Shirt

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Check out the IPA’s updated and unique design of our 2015 IPA T-Shirt! Your purchase helps the IPA promote polkas and continue the advancement of this great music that we all love. Get yours today!! Check out the IPA Store for other items!