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Welcome to the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame

 

The 2015 Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame awards dance and presentation will be on Sunday November 8th @ Laack's Hall in Johnsonville, WI.  Elmer Hayes, trumpeter from Stratford, WI, was voted in for the Lifetime Achievement award!    The dance will be from 1pm-5pm, with the awards presentation @ 2pm.    We hope to see you all there.
 
 
 
 
On September 12th 2015, the WPHofF honored these outstanding-polka loving individuals with Distinguished Service Awards @ The Waupun Volksfest:  Andy Justmann- band leader who plays concertina, sax, and clarinet.  Theresa Schneider- pianist with many eastern WI polka bands.  And Clyde & Darlene(Bonnie) Olson- since 1992 they have held/promoted Sunday polka dances @ their venue, "Bonnie & Clyde's Polka Palace" in Markesan WI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all of the 2014 Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame award winners & nominees. 2014 award winners are:
Lifetime Achievement- Earl McNellis (Cousin Fuzzy)  *pictured

Support & Promotion- Jerry Schneider
Cultural Heritage- West Bend Germanfest
Honor Roll- Greg Laabs & Brian Brueggen
Band of the Year- The Goodtime Dutchmen
Youth Achievement- Andy Grawien 

Youth Mentor- Tuba Dan Jerabek

Side Musician of the year- Mark Krutzik, Tom Schneider, and Marty Nachreiner

Thank you to all of the members of the the WI Polka Hall of Fame that voted!

                       

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