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TEXAS POLKA BANDS
Displayed here are some
photos of early Texas
Polka Bands followed by
a listing of all Texas
Polka Bands that we
have been able to
identify.

If you have photos of
Texas Polka Bands,
please send them to us so
that we can add them to
our photo archive.  If
possible, identify the
musicians in the photo.

If you are aware of a
Texas Polka Band that
we have not listed here,
please provide us the
name, a short history of
the band, approximate
years they performed,
names of musicians, and
the town or city in
Texas where they were
based. Also provide us
your name and phone
number or the name of
a person who can
provide us additional
information.

Photos (jpg format) and data
should be emailed to:
texaspolkamuseum@aol.com  
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Click here for list of Texas Polka Bands that we have identified thus far.  

Shown are four categories:  
  • Dance Bands  
  • Performing Groups   currently performing;
  • Dance Bands  
  • Performing Groups   no longer performing.  

We want to thank John Rivard from the Texas Polka News for providing most of the data related to
the Texas Polka Dance Bands and Performing Groups currently performing.
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Displayed here are some photos of early Texas Polka Bands followed by a listing
of all Texas Polka Bands that we have been able to identify.  If you have photos
of Texas Polka Bands, please send them to us so that we can add them to our
photo archive.  If possible, identify the musicians in the photo.  If you are aware
of a Texas Polka Band that we have not listed here, please provide us the name,
a short history of the band, approximate years they performed, names of
musicians, and the town or city in Texas where they were based. Also provide us
your name and phone number or the name of a person who can provide us
additional information.  Photos (jpg format) and data should be emailed to:
texaspolkamuseum@aol.com  
Baca Band - 1800's
Guenther / Sattler Community Band
- 1896
Wilhelm Specht's Spring Branch
Band - 1880
Louie and His Old-Time Band -
1947
Jodie Mikula Orchestra

    The Jodie Mikula Orchestra, organized in 1967, is one of the
    few family bands now performing in Texas.   The band is of
    Czech descent and plays mainly polkas and waltzes.  Since
    most of the band members are multi-instrumental, the Jodie
    Mikula Orchestra performs a wide range of music, from country
    and western, to rock and roll and big band music.  On
    December 19, 1989, Jodie Mikula passed away.  The greatest
    tribute Jodie’s family could offer to their beloved was to
    continue his love of music, so they vowed to continue the band.

    Over the years several changes have occurred in band
    members.  The present band members are:  Ken Mikula - lead
    cornet, tenor sax, baritone horn, trombone, vocals  and Band

Leader; Nick Mikula - second cornet, alto sax, lead guitar, alto horn, vocals and Booking Manager; Andy Mikula -
percussion and Band Manager; Mike Marek - electric bass, bass horn, accordion; Charlie Patak, accordion, cornet,
tenor sax, trombone and rhythm guitar; and, Pat Zapletal - piano.    
Jodie Mikula Orchestra
Chris Rybak
one of the most popular accordion entertainers in Texas - can be
found performing all across the state throughout the year.  
Combining his love of music, strong Czech Heritage, and arousing
charisma, this accordion cowboy has what it takes to entertain
audiences through his showmanship and fresh enthusiastic
musical style. Chris's show utilizes his talents on the accordion,
along with keyboards, a trumpet and vocals.  He plays a variety of
music from Czech/German polkas and waltzes, country, and gospel,
to his style of toe-tapping Cajun and Tex-Mex music.

Through his energetic accordion playing, Rybak hopes to bring the
accordion back as a mainstream instrument and keep the polka
tradition of the Germans and Czechs alive.
Chris Rybak
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Czech Polka bands in all venues they play. Today, The Czechaholics include, Mark Hermes – Piano & Button
Accordion, Vocals, Brian Svetlik – Drums, Lead & Harmony Vocals, Greg Svetlik – Bass Guitar, Button Accordion,
Fiddle,Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals, Brian Klekar – Tenor, Alto & Soprano Saxophones, Button Accordion,
Keyboards, Lead & Harmony Vocals, Randy Majek – Keyboards, Rhythm & Lead Guitars. The Czechaholics
recorded their debut album, (Spreadin’ The Tradition) in January 2006. Spreadin’ the Tradition include favorites,
such as, Lover’s Kiss Waltz, Corn Cockle Polka, & Memories of Cameron Waltz. Their second album (Ještě
Jednou – One More Time), recorded November 2008 include, Hills of Shiner Polka, Moon Over Moravia Waltz,
and Grinder’s Polka. And their latest album (Beyond the Shadows), released April 2009 include, Green Meadow
Waltz, Champagne Polka, and Red Red Wine. Having been influenced by other leading Czech polka bands,
such as The Red Ravens, Dujka Brothers, and The Majek Orchestra. The Czechaholics have formed their own
unique, more contemporary, style of music to spark interest in the imaginative youth as well as to gratify the
traditional sound for the elder generations. So, if you’re planning a Church Picnic, a Polka Festival, Wedding,
Family Reunion, or just a dance on a Saturday night…… The Czechaholics are the band that will gladly entertain
you for many years to come. For Booking Information, contact, Mark at (361) 772-4619. Or, you can visit
www.czechaholics.com
When you're looking for a Czech Polka band in the
South Central Texas area, one name stands out
above the rest. “The Czechaholics”!!!! Their
reputation for excellence, professionalism and
pure entertainment make them the number one
choice in bands. The Czechaholics have
entertained hundreds of thousands of people in
the state of Texas, since their debut. The
Czechaholics was formed in November of ...2002.
They began with five musicians, minimum
equipment and small crowds. As of today, The
Czechaholics still have five highly talented
musicians, and are now one of the top drawing
The Czechaholics