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          Texas Polka Bands Currently Performing

                                           

 

Band

Contact

Year Founded

Area

       Bobby Jones Czech Band

Bobby Jones

 

Wharton

       Bohemian Dutchmen

Roy Haag

1978

New Braunfels

       Brave Combo

Danny O’Brien

 

Denton

       Central Texas Sounds

Larry Sodek

 

Fayetteville

       Cloverleaf Orchestra

Gordon Zunker

1952

New Braunfels

       Combinations, The

Willie Randermann

 

Bryan

       Country Boys Polka Band

Raymond Dlabaj

 

Ennis

       Country Knights, The

Randy Cernosek

 

La Porte

       Czech and Then Some

Danny Zapletal

 

Ennis

       Czech Harvesters Band

Jim Zabojnik

 

Dallas

       Czech Melody Masters

Thomas Durnin

 

Austin

       Czechaholics, The

Mark Hermes

 

Hallettsville

       Dallas Czech Concert Orchestra

Larry Johnson

 

Dallas

       Daniel & The Country Boys

Daniel Cendalski

 

Brenham

       Der Klein Steins

Dennis Koehler

 

New Braunfels

       Dujka Brothers, The

John Dujka

 

East Bernard

       Dutchmasters, The

A. J. Drabek

 

Houston

       Euro Express

Urban Kneupper

 

New Braunfels

       Fabulous Six, The

Fritz Hodde

1963

Hutto

       Guenther, R. / Happy Travelers

Rennie Guenther

1996

New Braunfels

       Halata, Mark & Texavia

Mark Halata

 

Houston

       Havlak-Batla Polka Time Band

Joe Havlak

 

San Angelo

       Janak’s Polka Band

Tony Janak

 

Yoakum

       Jubilee Polka Band

Urban Kneupper

1988

New Braunfels

       Kadlecek, Ed & Fun Bunch

Ed Kadlecek

 

Port Aransas

       Knights of Dixie Orchestra

James Voldan

 

Houston

       Kovanda’s Czech Band

Leland Miller

 

Fayetteville

       Lazy Farmer’s Band

Cary Oswald

 

Bellville

       Limited Edition

Jimmy Fucik

 

LaGrange

       Litt’l Fishermen

Roy Haag

 

New Braunfels

       Majek’s Orchestra

Martha Ann Majek

 

Corpus Christi

       Markmann Polkateers

 

 

San Antonio

       Marshall, Brian &TX Slavic

            Playboys

Brian Marshall

 

Tomball

       Melody Five Czech Band

Jerry Haisler

 

Temple

       Mikula, Jodie Orchestra

Nick Mikula

 

Ennis

       Music Masters, The

Jason Janes

 

Fayetteville

       Oma & The Oompahs

Pearly Sowell

1980

New Braunfels

       Praha Brothers, The

Billy Havlik

 

Temple

       Ray Krenek Orchestra

Ray Krenek

 

Sealy

       Red Ravens

Lawrence Svetlek

 

El Campo

       Rejcek’s Czech Band

Henry Rejcek

 

Ennis

       Rising Stars, The

Lillian Kaderka

 

Granger

       Rudy & His Czech Mates

Rudy Laitkep

 

El Campo

       Rybak, Chris/Accordion

           Cowboy

Chris Rybak

 

Hallettsville

       Rybak, Leroy & Swinging Orch.

Leroy Rybak

 

Hallettsville

       San Antonio Combo

Johnny Schultz

 

San Antonio

       Seven Dutchmen, The

John Kaderli

1975

New Braunfels

       Sound Connection, The

Gary Kunkel

 

Houston

       Strand, Harold & Orchestra

Harold Strand

 

Waco

       Swingin’ Dutchmen

Dennis Koehler

1970

New Braunfels

       Tannenberger, Henry Orchestra

H. Tannenberger

1980s

Houston

       Texas Dutchmen, The

Harry Czarnek

 

Houston

       Texas Sound Checks

Benny Okruhlik

 

Houston

       Texas Stars

Sally Hickl

 

Cameron

       Travelers, The

Bob Walla

 

Columbus

       Underwood, Johnny/Solo Sounds

Johnny Underwood

 

Garwood

       Vanek Brothers

Dennis Vanek

 

Victoria

       Vaneks of West, The

Al Vanek

 

West

       Vrazels’ Polka Band

Alfred Vrazel

 

Buckholts

       Wavra, Donnie & Orchestra

Donnie Wavra

 

Columbus

       Westwood

Dennis Bielamowizc

 

Houston

 

 

   Texas Performing Groups Currently Performing

                                           

 

Group

Contact

Year Founded

Area

       Alpenfest

Mike Barker

1980s

Pasadena

       Alpenmusikanten

Allan Walling

 

Dallas

       Alpine Village Band

Bill Kucera

 

Sunnyvale

       Beethoven Concert Band

 

 

San Antonio

       Blasmusik Texas

Herb Bilhartz

 

San Antonio

       Boerne Village Band

Dr. Kenneth Herbst

1860

Boerne

       Cavanaugh, Terry/Alpine

            Express

Terry Cavanaugh

 

New Braunfels

       Dutch Treat

Melvin Scott

 

Fredericksburg

       Eurofest

Robert Atwood

 

San Antonio

       Happy Wanderers

Peter Menzel

 

Pasadena

       Hermann Sons German Band

Herb Bilhartz

 

San Antonio

       Kenny James

Kenny James

 

Houston

       New Braunfels Village Brass Band

Roy Haag

 

New Braunfels

       Polka Dots, The

 

 

Fredericksburg

       Round Top Brass Band

Ronny Sacks

1969

Round Top

       Sauerkrauts, The

Gary Trumet

1980s

San Antonio

       Shiner Hobo Band

Hank Novak

 

Shiner

       Tuba Meisters, The

Ray Grimm

 

San Antonio

       Walburg Boys

Ronny Tippelt

1970s

Walburg

 

 

 

         Texas Polka Bands No Longer Performing

                                           

 

Band

Founded By

Years

Area

       Barsch, Paul & Twilight Orch.

Paul Barsch

1940s – 1960s

New Braunfels

       Bay City Dutchmen

Jim Lenken

1950s – 1970s

Corpus / Yoakum

       Brosch, Henry Band

Henry Brosch

1940s - 1950s

Shiner

       Dietert, Julius Orchestra

Julius Dietert

1940 - 1980

Seguin

       Euro Express

Urban Kneupper

2001 - 2006

New Braunfels

       Fritz’s Band

 

1940s

San Antonio

       Hi Toppers Orchestra

Several

1949 – 1986

New Braunfels

       Hillert, Arthur Orchestra

Arthur Hillert

1976 – 2001

Schertz

       Hofner, Adolph and his Texans

Adolph Hofner

1930s - 1970s

San Antonio

       Knutsch Band

 

 

Fredericksburg

       Kurtz, Rudy Orchestra

Rudy Kurtz

1940s - 1950s

Shiner

       Louie and His Old Time Band

Bernard Scheel

1937 - 1951

San Antonio

       New Braunfels Village Band

 

1930s - 1950s

New Braunfels

       Patek, Joe Orchestra

Joe Patek

 

Shiner

       Pehl Oompah Band

 

 

Fredericksburg

       Rhine Winkler Orchestra

 

1930s - 1960s

Shiner

       Tune Twisters

Hubert Tatsch

 

San Antonio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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