I.P.A. Festival Ad Book and Well Wishers

Please support the I.P.A. by purchasing an ad to congratulate the award winners and Hall of Fame inductees. Additionally, you can honor  loved ones who are no longer with us but are still in your loving memory. Advertising your business is another great way to support the IPA as well.…

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Passing of I.P.A. Hall of Famer: Ray Dorschner

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of IPA Hall of Famer Ray Dorschner. Ray was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. Our deepest sympathies to all of Ray’s Family and Friends. Click here for the link to Ray’s Hall of Fame Biography  

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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:  June 30th, 2019 Time: 1:15 p.m. Location: Hammond Mohawks Club 4040 Calumet Ave Hammond, IN   We will be discussing all topics pertaining to upcoming I.P.A. sponsored events as well as other necessary functions regarding our organization. Please…

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Passing of I.P.A. Chaplain Fr. Phil Grib

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of the International Polka Association’s long time Chaplain; Father Phil Grib. Visitation will be on Saturday February 16, 2019 at St Eugene Church – 7958 W Foster, Chicago, Illinois. 9:30am – 10:45am Mass to follow at 11am Rest In Peace…

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2018 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 2018. * * * * * * * * * * The “Song of the Year” awards will be presented at the 51st Annual I.P.A. Festival and Convention in Buffalo, NY.…

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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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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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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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Passing of Thomas Kula – 2015 IPA Leon Kozicki Award Winner

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Kula.  Tommy was an original member of The Famous and Fabulous Ampol Aires Orchestra for more than 50 years. His love for music earned him many awards; including the International Polka Association’s Leon Kozicki Trustees Award in 2015.…

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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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