Father Dennis A Bogusz Appointed I.P.A. 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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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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Next General Meeting of the International Polka Association

Our next general meeting of the I.P.A.  will be held as follows: Date:  TBD Time: TBD Location: TBD   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 and participating in this meeting for…

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2020 I.P.A. Calendar Raffle

Don’t miss your chance to win part of the $5,200 in prize money we will be awarding in the 2020 I.P.A. Calendar Raffle! The first drawing of names will be at our 51st Annual IPA Festival of Bands on Sunday, January 19, 2020.    So the sooner you get your tickets…

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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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John Gora & the I.P.A. Tribute Band in South Bend, Indiana!

That’s right South Bend! The International Polka Association and the American Legion Pulaski Post #357 proudly presents a Good Ole Fashioned Polka Party in South Bend, IN! Please join the fun with I.P.A. Hall of Fame Entertainer John Gora (Canada) along with the Chicago style polka music sounds of the…

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Passing of Former I.P.A. 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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“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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I.P.A. 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:   I.P.A. Music Awards Eligibility Requirements   I.P.A. Music Awards Submission Forms    

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2019 Leon Kozicki Trustees Award – Jim Sajkowicz

Over the years, the IPA Polka Hall of Fame and Music Awards processes have rightfully recognized deserving polka musicians who attained prominence in the polka industry for their musical achievements that helped promote polka music and broaden its audience. Because of their highly visible roles, bandleaders or “front men and…

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2019 Joe Jozwiak Award Winner: Sally Rzeszutko

Many years ago, the late Joseph Jozwiak, a director of the IPA, proposed an award be bestowed upon an individual or group of individuals who made a significant contribution or endeavor to enhance the promotion of polka music. Originally named the Special Achievement Award, the International Polka Association voted to…

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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 as well.…

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Passing of I.P.A. Hall of Famer: Ray Dorschner

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of IPA Hall of Famer Ray Dorschner. Ray was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996. Our deepest sympathies to all of Ray’s Family and Friends. Click here for the link to Ray’s Hall of Fame Biography  

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