IPA 2020 Young Songwriter’s Competition – Winner & Runner up

2020 Winner and Runner Up Announced! Congratulations to Nathan Neuman and his song “Pass it On” as the winner of the International Polka Association’s 2020 Young Songwriter’s competition!   Also; please congratulate Jenna Libera for securing second place for her polka “Sunshine”   A big congratulations and Thank You to…

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2020 Fall/Winter IPA Calendar Raffle

Don’t miss your chance to win part of the $5,300 in prize money we will be awarding in the 2020 Fall/Winter IPA Calendar Raffle! The first drawing of names will be held at our IPA “Virtual” Festival on the weekend of  September 5th, 2020.    So the sooner you get your…

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2020 Leon Kozicki Trustees Award – Robert “Robbie” Piatkowski

Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the Leon Kozicki Trustee’s Award, Robert “Robbie” Piatkowski. Robbie most recently performs with the John Gora & Gorale Orchestra as their lead trumpet player. Over the years, the IPA Polka Hall of Fame® and Music Awards processes have rightfully recognized deserving polka musicians who…

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Next General Meeting of the International Polka Association

Our next General Meeting of the International Polka Association will be held as follows: Date:  October 21st, 2020 Time: 7 pm Central Time.  8 pm Eastern Time Location: Web-Ex Video Conference Thank you to all the members who attended our previous IPA General Meetings. The IPA Board will be hosting…

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Father Dennis A Bogusz Appointed IPA Chaplain

The International Polka Association is proud to announce that they appointed Father Dennis A. Bogusz as the IPA Chaplain. Father Dennis A. Bogusz was born in Cleveland, Ohio on March 11, 1950 to the late Florence Lewandowski Bogusz and the late Frank Bogusz. He received a BA in Theology from…

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Now Accepting Zelle for IPA Membership Dues Payments

Zelle is a free, built-in, money transferring service of a growing number of banks and credit unions.  Currently over 700 financial institutions offer Zelle to their customers as a way to send money.  Included in the list are some of the largest banks in the United States (Bank of America,…

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Celebrating January as National Polka Music Month – Chicago

Saturday, January 18th, 2020  I.P.A. Warm Up Dance Polonia Banquets:   4604 S Archer Ave. Chicago, IL ============================= Sunday, January 19th 2020 I.P.A. Festival of Bands  Glendora Banquets:  10225 S Harlem Ave Chicago Ridge, IL ============================= For our “out of town” polka friends . . . For Information on Hotel…

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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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Passing of I.P.A. Hall of Fame Member: Michael Nowakowski

                  It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of International Polka Association Hall of Fame member Michael Nowakowski. Mike was inducted into the I.P.A. Hall of Fame in 2004, credited not only as a fine musician, but also as the President and Executive Producer of…

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5th Annual I.P.A. Fundraiser – Texas

Please join our friends from the state of Texas as they celebrate January as “Polka Music Month” by holding their 5th annual International Polka Association fundraiser on Sunday, January 18th, 2020! Here are all of the details . . .  

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I.P.A. Hall of Fame Benefit Dance 2020 – Ludlow, MA

Please join the International Polka Association in Ludlow, Massachusetts the weekend of March 7th and 8th 2020 as we present our 15th Annual I.P.A. Hall of Fame Benefit dance weekend.   This year honoring the career and achievements of I.P.A. Hall of Fame member Eddie Guca of Toronto Canada.  Click here…

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Passing of IPA Hall of Fame Member Dean Hansen

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of IPA Hall of Famer Dean Hansen. Dean was inducted into the International Polka Association Hall of Fame in 2016. Our deepest sympathies to all of Dean’s Family and Friends. Click here for Dean’s obituary & service details Click here…

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Passing of Former IPA Director – Bonnie Ryniec

It is with deep sadness in our hearts that we announce the passing of former I.P.A. Director Bonnie Ryniec. Bonnie fought a strong, hard battle versus cancer and gave it her all.  We love you Bonnie, and will miss your laughter and beautiful smile.  Condolences to James “Whitey” Ryniec, Angela…

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IPA 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:   IPA Music Awards Eligibility Requirements   IPA Music Awards Submission Forms    

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