Next General Meeting of the International Polka Association

Our next general meeting of the I.P.A.  will be held as follows: Date:  January 27, 2019 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Glendora Banquets 10225 S. Harlem Ave Chicago, IL    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…

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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 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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Polka Month Dance – Texas

The Texas Polka News proudly presents their annual “Polka Month Dance” Support the International Polka Association to help raise funds to promote, maintain, and advance public interest in polka entertainment.  Here are all of the details:    

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2019 I.P.A. Calendar Raffle

Don’t miss your chance to win part of the $5,200 in prize money we will be awarding in the 2019 I.P.A. Calendar Raffle! The first drawing of names will be at our 50th Annual IPA Festival of Bands on Sunday, January 20, 2019.    So the sooner you get your tickets…

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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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Purchase “Special I.P.A. 50th Anniversary” Items Here!

  Please check out the I.P.A. ‘s “Pop-Up” store to purchase special 50th Anniversary Merchandise!  < < < Click here for the CafePress Store > > >  Happy Shopping!  * * * * * Note:  All purchases/returns/refunds made from this site are handled directly by Cafepress and not the responsibility of the International Polka…

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2017 Song of the Year Submissions

The International Polka Association’s Hall of Fame Committee would like to share the “Song of the Year” candidates for 2017. The “Song of the Year” award will be presented at the 50th Annual I.P.A. Festival and Convention in Buffalo, NY. Click on the links below to listen . . .…

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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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I.P.A. T-shirt Clearance Sale!

Show your I.P.A. pride by wearing one of our colorful T-Shirts! Red, Green, and Blue are still available in limited sizes and quantities. Act quickly before its too late!! Click here to Purchase!

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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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I.P.A. Warm Up Dance & Festival of Bands – Chicago, Illinois

Please join the International Polka Association on January 19th & 20th, 2019 for a fantastic polka weekend in Chicago, IL! Celebrating January as “National Polka Music Month”  * * * * * 11:30am – 12:20pm:  Polski Jam Session 12:30 – 1:20pm:  Tri-City Drive 1:30pm – 2:20pm:  Windy City Brass 2:30pm…

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