“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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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…

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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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Reservations: IPA Hall of Fame & Polka Music Awards Banquet!

Please join the International Polka Association in celebrating its landmark 50th year anniversary by attending the I.P.A. Hall of Fame & Music Awards Banquet!  Held on Saturday, September 1st 2018 at the Millennium Hotel, Buffalo, NY. It’s sure to be a memorable event!   Cocktail Hour begins at 10am Banquet begins…

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2018 I.P.A. Summer Picnic

Get ready for some outdoor Polka Fun!  Please join the International Polka Association as we continue our celebration of 50 years of promoting polka music by attending our Annual Summer Picnic.  Saturday, August 4th:  Hammond Mohawks picnic grove,  Hammond, IN.  Here are all of the details . . .  …

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Passing of I.P.A. Hall of Famer Chet Schafer

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of IPA Hall of Famer, Chet Schafer. Chet was inducted into the International Polka Association’s Hall of Fame in 1976, and played a vital role in bringing polka music entertainment to the masses in the Chicagoland area and beyond. Polka…

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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:  August 4th, 2018 Time: 1:45 p.m. Location: Hammond Mohawks 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 plan on attending…

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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 I.P.A. January Festival of Bands Weekend – Chicago

Mark your calendars to join your polka friends and family for a fun-filled weekend on January 13th and 14th 2018 for some foot tapping, hand clapping, polka entertainment to take the winter chills away! Please join us, as we begin our year long 50th anniversary celebrations! Saturday, January 13th, 2018: …

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Passing of I.P.A. Director Edward F. Szela

It is with much sadness that we report the passing of IPA Director, Ed Szela. Ed had been a director since 1999 and one of the co-organizers of the annual IPA Hall of Fame benefit dance in Ludlow, Massachusetts. We extend our deepest sympathies the entire Szela family. May he…

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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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