Polka Music Awards Submission Process

Document Release Date:  October, 2016 2016 IPA Polka Music Awards Call to Action  Polka Recording Companies and Artists Must Submit Nominations by January 14, 2017   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 Polish…

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Requesting photos for our 50th Anniversary!

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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2016 I.P.A. Festival & Convention Photo Gallery

Photo Galleries of the 48th Annual International Polka Association Polka Festival and Convention Photos  courtesy of Les Kapuscinski  * * * * * Click on the links below to view the photo gallery: Friday:  Welcome Party & Ballroom Photos I.P.A. Music Awards & Hall of Fame Banquet Photos Saturday Pool…

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2015 Hall of Fame Inductees & 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 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

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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The Passing of Dave “Scrubby” Seweryniak

  It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the passing of IPA Polka Hall of Famer, Dave “Scrubby” Seweryniak. Widely known for his tenure and leadership of the Dynatones, Scrubby was inducted into the IPA Polka Hall of Fame in 1994. May he rest in peace.…

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

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 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 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 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner

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

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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Chicago, IL I.P.A. Festival of Polka Bands Weekend!

Join the International Polka Association as we celebrate January as Polka Music month in Chicago! Click on the flyer for all of the details . . . **Special Hotel Rates** SUPER 8 – BRIDGEVIEW 7887 W. 79th Street Bridgeview, IL 60455 708-458-8008 Mention the Code ‘POLKA’ and your special rate…

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International Polka Association Appoints New Trustee

       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

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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The Passing of T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our IPA Director from Illinois, T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert.  T. Ron had been a director for over ten years and was involved in many other Chicago-area Polish organizations. You will be missed by many, T. Ron. For those of you that…

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