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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Passing of I.P.A. Hall of Famer Henry “Henny” Jasiewicz

It is with much sadness to announce the passing of Henry “Henny” Jasiewicz.  Henny was the leader of Henny and the Versa J’s and was inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame in 2011. On behalf of the International Polka Association; our sincere condolences and sympathies to Henny’s  family…

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I.P.A. and Let’s Polka USA 6th Annual Unity Polka Dance

The International Polka Association and Let’s Polka USA presents their 6th Annual Unity Polka Dance Sunday, April 2, 2017 Glendora Banquets 10225 S. Harlem Ave.  Chicago Ridge, IL Doors open at 1:00pm cst Music 2pm – 6pm cst Featuring music by the I.P.A. Tribute Band          …

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2016 Album of the Year Submissions

The International Polka Association’s Hall of Fame Committee would like to share the “Album of the Year” candidates for 2016. The “Album of the Year” award will be presented at the 49th Annual IPA Festival and Convention in Buffalo, NY. Listed below are musical clips from the albums submitted by…

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2017 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner

On behalf of the International Polka Assocation’s Officers and Directors; it is our privilege to announce Les Kapuscinski  from Oakville, Ontario, Canada as the winner of the 2017 Joe Jozwiak Award! When you think of people that really work hard at promoting polka music, and discussing this topic with others,…

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2017 I.P.A January Festival of Bands Weekend – Chicago!

Join your polka friends for a fun-filled weekend on January 14th and 15th for some foot tapping, hand clapping, polka entertainment to take the winter chills away. Here are all of the details . . . Check out all of the details! ============================================= Updated Band Line-Up:   12:00-12:45    …

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Copernicus Foundation Annex Dedication: T Ron Jasinski-Herbert

The Copernicus Foundation announced that the Copernicus Center Annex building, located in Chicago Illinois, will be named in the honor of the International Polka Association’s former Director T. Ron Jasinski-Herbert.  The following is a brief biography of T. Ron’s involvement and dedication to the Polish community: ============================== Annex Dedication: T.…

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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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