All-Inclusive Polka Vacation in St. Maarten!
If you're a polka fan who loves the Caribbean like me, please consider joining us on a fabulous week in paradise from November 4 - 11, 2017 at the All-Inclusive Sonesta Great Bay Resort & Casino in St. Maarten! Polka Hall of Famers John Gora, Frank Liszka, Mike Matousek, Eddie Forman, and Stephanie, along with polka stars Big Daddy Lackowski, Danny Mateja, Mike Stapinski, Jimmy K, John Cieplik, Kevin Altenburg, and Vic Dardzinski will all be there to provide stellar polka entertainment! This all-inclusive package includes daily buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks, dinner, alcoholic beverages, juices, soda, coffee and more! The resort offers three restaurants, a full casino, three swimming pools, a swim up bar, and three lounges. Mountain view rooms start at only $1,099 (all taxes and gratuities are included!) Click here to see the flier and print the sign up form. Contact Mike Matousek at (410) 729-9697 or mike@TheBoysBand.com for more info!
Discover “Where The Boys Are”
Ready to Get "Boysterous?"
The Boys hit CD, "Boysterous" is still available! Recorded by Hank Guzevich (Wizzears Studios) and mixed at Crowne Stone Studios, LLC, the new recording features 3 new original compositions, 11 innovative arrangements, and 3 classic polka selections - 17 tracks in all! Even a duet sung by USPA's 2012 Male and Female Vocalists of the Year: Frank Liszka and Stacey Morris is included. The production captures the energetic, signature style of The Boys and showcases their vocal abilities like never before. "Boysterous" can be ordered by sending a $18 check payable to Mike Matousek, 8372 Williamstowne Drive, Millersville, MD, 21108. Online orders and digital purchases can be made via www.CDBaby.com (just search for "Boysterous").
Support Polka Music - Join The IPA, USPA, & PAC
There are many ways polka fans can help sustain and grow the polka industry. Attending polka events, supporting polka bands, DJs & IJs, and sharing the music with friends and co-workers, all help toward the goal of broadening the polka audience. If you're serious about helping the polka cause, consider joining organizations like the International Polka Association (IPA), United States Polka Association (USPA) and the Polka America Corporation (PAC).
Since 1968 when officially chartered by the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit corporation, the IPA has remained true to its mission by serving as an educational and charitable organization for the preservation, promulgation and advancement of polka music. It strives to promote, maintain and broaden public interest in polka entertainment, to advance the mutual interests and encourage greater cooperation among its members who are engaged in polka entertainment, and to encourage and pursue the study of polka music, dancing and traditional folklore. The IPA does this by conducting a variety of polka-oriented events throughout the year, the most significant being its annual Polka Festival & Convention. It is also responsible for the continued operation and growth of the Polka Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Through this branch, the Association has been able to continue its historical, educational and research goals on behalf of the polka music industry. Click here for the whole story regarding the IPA.
Chartered by the State of Connecticut as a not-for-profit corporation on December 28, 1968, the USPA began its mission to promote interest and participation in Polish Polka music. The Charter was later moved to the State of Ohio on April 27,1993. The organization strives to advance the mutual interests and encourage greater cooperation among its members who are engaged in Polish Polka entertainment, as well as pursue the study of Polish polka music and dancing. Membership is open to any person whose ideals and purposes are in harmony with those of the USPA., and who pledges to observe and be governed by the Constitution by-laws and rules of the USPA. Click here for more information about the USPA.
The Polka America Corporation (PAC) is a without stock, not-for-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization which has been formed under Chapter 181 of the Wisconsin State Statutes. PAC is governed by Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws and is the only multi-genre, national large-scale corporation of its kind. It is a non-discriminatory organization that encourages, supports and promotes polka music at all levels and does not support self-dealing among its officers or members. The corporation is governed by concerned members who volunteer to serve on its executive committee and board of directors. PAC's national office is located in Central Wisconsin. Membership is offered at an extremely low rate and is open to the general public. The mission of PAC includes but is not limited to the following: to promote and assist in sustaining all styles of polka music throughout the industry in North America, to provide college scholarships to those interested in polka music and are furthering their musical studies, to provide instruments to financially disadvantaged children interested in polka music, to provide grants to tax-exempt polka organizations, to market the polka industry at a national level, to promote cultural awareness through education, to obtain and maintain historical records, to preserve polka dancing as a cultural art form, to unite the polka industry through the assistance of constituents well-versed in their respective elected positions, to solicit corporate and private funding, to develop a plan for sub-genre classification, and to create working relationships with cultural art centers/theatres designated as tax- exempt and not-for-profit. For more information about PAC, please click here.