I.P.A. and the Polka Jammer Jammerthon!

The International Polka Association will be participating in the 2015 Polka Jammer Network’s Jammerthon. This is a 3 day event which will broadcast a variety of polka shows from March 6th thru March 8th.  This event is held to assist in the funding of the “all polka format” internet station.…

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10th Annual I.P.A. Benefit Dance: Ludlow, Massachusetts

2 Days of polka fun!!! February 28th & March 1st   Join IPA Director Ed Szela & IPA 2nd Vice President Freddy K as they present the 10th Annual IPA Benefit Dance Ludlow PACC, 355 East Street, Ludlow, Mass  01056         Saturday, February 28, 2015                   7pm to 11pm Featuring  the…

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I.P.A. Christmas Party Audio & Photos!!

Listen to the I.P.A. Christmas Special Here! Recorded live at Polonia Banquets on 12-7-2014 Featuring the music of Santa’s Helpers  Along with the IPA Chorus and Children’s Chorus With special holiday greetings from many IPA members and their families.  Happy Holidays from the International Polka Association!    

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2015 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner

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!!  

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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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Passing of Stanley Przasnyski H.O.F. 1993

With heavy hearts, we inform you of the passing of Stanley Przasnyski. Stanley was inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame in 1993. His career highlights include the Connecticut Twins Orchestra, and many years as a polka DJ. Service details are pending. To read more about Stanley Przasnyski’s…

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Joe Jozwiak Special Achievement Award Nominations

It’s that time of year again to get your nominations in for the annual Joe Jozwiak Special Achievement Award. How did this award get started?  Who does this award honor? Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, made a suggestion that an award be bestowed…

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The Passing of IPA Founder Don Jodlowski

The International Polka Association extends their deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Don Jodlowski. Don was one of the founders of the International Polka Association and leader of Don Jodlowski’s Vibrasounds.  The following are the details regarding services: In Memory of Donald T. Jodlowski August 30, 1940 –…

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2014 Hall of Fame Awards Banquet Video

 A special thank you goes out to T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert and our friends at Polonia Today for the video link of our Hall of Fame awards ceremony. The Polka Music Hall of Fame Banquet during the festival of the International Polka Association (IPA) honored the new inductees on August 30,…

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2014 – 2015 Officers and Board of Directors

2014-2015 Officers and Board of Directors: Officers: President – Rick Rzeszutko* (IL) 1st Vice President – Christy Krawisz* (IL) 2nd Vice President – Fred Kendzierski (NJ) Financial Secretary – John Krawisz* (IL) Treasurer – Linda Niewierowski (IL) Secretary – Laura Mateja (IL) Sargeant-at-Arms – Peter Danielczuk (CT) Directors: Debbie Dunaj…

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THANK YOU!!

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all of the many polka fans that attended the 2014 International Polka Association Festival and Convention. Observing polka fans of all ages singing, dancing, and hopping up and down to the beat of the music, makes all of the time and energy required…

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2015 IPA T-Shirt

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!

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IPA and USPA Joint Polka Celebration – October 18, 2014

Please join the International Polka Association and the United States Polka Association for a Joint Polka Celebration Featuring Lenny Gomulka & the Chicago Push Saturday ~ October 18, 2014 Holiday Inn ~ 15471 Royalton Road, Strongsville, Ohio Music from 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Donation: $13.00 per person Special Room Rate of…

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IPA Polka Radio Show WPNA 1490am

The IPA Polka show on WPNA Radio 1490am has a new time and an extended time slot! The IPA Polka show can be heard on Sundays from 11am to 12pm cst (12pm to 1pm est) on WPNA Radio 1490am. Online at: http://www.wpna1490am.com/live.htm TuneIn App: WPNA 1490am Please join us for…

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Past IPA President, Kenneth Gill, Passes…

We regret to inform you that Kenneth Gill, a longtime member and pastpresident of the International Polka Association, passed away today, June29, 2014, at the age of 70.Visitation will be at the Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. MilwaukeeAve., Niles, Illinois, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 3-9 p.m.The funeral will…

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Who are your favorite polka bands?

Hey Polka Fans – The I.P.A. wants to hear from you! Help guide our band choices so we can bring the bands you want to hear to our events. Please go to the link below and answer a brief survey telling us your 10 favorite bands. Just click on the…

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Richie Tokarz, Hall of Fame Member, Passes Away at 65

Richie Tokarz Living Category – Inducted 2000 Uniquely, making his name as a sideman, Richie Tokarz is well known particularly in the Polish sector of polka music. Through the years he has demonstrated his talents playing the accordion, trumpet and singing with top polka bands. Also, his efforts as a…

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