2021 Leon Kozicki Trustees Award Winner: Don Hunjadi

Don Hunjadi grew up with polka music, often watching his father, Richard, perform on stage as the drummer with Milwaukee polka great, Louie Bashell. Although he started playing trumpet in the fifth grade, by age 14, Don became the bass player with the Joey Klass band. At 17 he began…

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Reservations: IPA Hall of Fame & Polka Music Awards Banquet!

Please join the International Polka Association in celebrating its landmark 52nd anniversary of our Music Awards and Hall of Fame Banquet. * * * * * The Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Pittsburgh-Cranberry, PA.Cocktail Hour begins at 9:30am Luncheon begins at 10:30am…

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Place an Ad for our IPA Festival Souvenir Program Book

It is that time of year again and we would like to ask for your support as the International Polka Association presents its 53rd Annual Polka Festival and Convention, Friday, September 3rd, through Sunday, September 5th, 2021 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh-Cranberry in Mars, PA. The ads placed…

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IPA Kick-Off Party – Cranberry Township, PA

Please join the International Polka Association as we host our 2021 IPA Festival and Convention Kick-Off Party on Thursday night, September 2nd 2021 in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania! Here are all of the details . . . Download Flyer by clicking here

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Passing of Former IPA Director: Patricia “Pat” Maduzia

It is with deep sadness that the International Polka Association announces the passing of Former IPA Director Patricia “Pat” Maduzia. Pat was very active in the polka community both in the Chicago area and across the country.    Pat would be frequently seen in front of the bandstand dancing and…

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