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Club Members - Hoping to have an event in 2021 maybe as soon as JUNE!Club members; finally a vaccine is available and the officers are waiting for state and local guidance before they can begin to plan events for 2021. A dinner/dance may have to wait until that guidance is here. Stay safe and healthy and stay tuned for updates posted to this site or aired on WEW 770AM radiio Sunday's from 2-5PM.
UPDATED TIME Hofbräuhaus Hires Local Band May1st (Saturday 1-5)PM
The St Louis Metro Polka club is proud to have one of our local bands the- The St Louis Express band playing at the Hofbräuhaus St. Louis-Belleville Saturday May 1st from 1-5PM. (123 St. Eugene Drive Belleville, IL 62223). It is located directly across the street from the well known attraction Our Lady of The Snows Shrine. Sample the local brew or Bavarian specialities as you listen and dance to this great band.
The St Louis Express Band specializes in ethnic music (polkas, waltzes, etc) Czech, German, Polish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Italian and also plays a variety of American standard songs, country and rock n' roll. They perform songs in 5 different languages.
Supporting Polka Music TodayA perfect way to support polka music is by donating a little of your money to keeping polka music on the radio. Anthony Kaminski's WEW 770AM radio programs have been a blessing to us for years and especially in the pandemic when we can't go anywhere. Anthony has three different programs - Polka Time in Old St Louis, Polish Hour, and Polka Plus on Sunday afternoons. The polka programs are in need of donations to keep the programs on air. If you enjoy listening to these programs, please consider a donation - of any size. Please make the check out to Polka Plus and mail to 14 Whitewood St, St Peters, MO 63376. Include a music request (and program time slot you'd like it to be played on) with your donation, and Anthony will make every effort to play it for you. You can be assured that 100% of any donation will go towards keeping the radio programs on the air.
Important information on Polish Hall and Polka Club Events
In essence, when it is safe to gather Polka Club events will return at Polish Hall and NOT before.
Please stay healthy and follow CDC guidelines. There are oodles of polka related videos and music at your fingertips through the internet. In any search engine, type in polka music and dancing. If you have a particular ethnic style you like add that as well to narrow the search to your favorites.
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Expanded Polka Music on Radio and Through Your ComputerRadio station WEW 770 AM has Polka programming on Sundays.
Webcasts that feature polka music on line any time you want are available. Yes, that midnight ramble to the fridge, could also take you to a computer where you'll be able to hear polka music pumped into your computers speakers. Each of the websites offer connections at high speed (Cable/DSL) or dial up. Enjoy! Prime Time Polkas offers the best in Slovenian / Cleveland style polkas and waltzes. Visit the On line Broadcast links on the left side of this page.
Polka! Hosted by Mollie B
PBS out of Wisconsin recently aired a documentary filmed in 2016 on the polka, and is hosted by Mollie B. The documentary is excellent and includes the history of the polka, with interviews with several musicians, and even has a few of our club members dancing in the background, hope you can pick them out. POLKA! video opens in a new window
What's a Polka Fest?In case you've ever wondered what it's like to go to a Polka Festival, you can't beat the one that's held in New Glarus Wisconsin in June - the Roger Bright Memorial Polka Fest. This a combination indoor and outdoor festival with great music and lots of fun held in a small town which happens to brew the state of Wisconsin's best selling beer - Spotted Cow. Photos from last year's event are posted http://www.flickr.com/photos/o2bkjn/sets/72157636132800615/. Many thanks to Dancin Donna for setting up this set of photos. Roger Bright's band played for the St Louis Metro Polka Club's festivals for many years. He passed away in 2001, but his music lives on, as does this festival.
Our Polka Dancers in Action Youtube Video
When you have some time to sit in front of your computer, you might enjoy seeing club members in action. We'll keep posting the videos for your enjoyment.
The Button Box Club https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Az6VAscYx4&feature=em-share_video_user
Eddie Korosa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pErJB9ZN2Y&list=UUh7Xm4MwwXSCoDuB75Ne3Dw&index=1
Polka Connection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXYvqROwZWE&feature=em-share_video_user
Polka Stampede http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJGVhPwl3bU
Eddie Korosa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW6bqKyUul4
Need to Polka for an Upcoming Wedding or Event?Don't panic. There is no better place to learn how to polka dance than at at Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL. Lots of skilled dancers are present and are willing teach you how to dance. Polish Hall has a wooden dance floor, and a separate bar area for the libation of your choice. The best time to learn is at the St Louis Metro Polka Club functions. You'll have better success if your shoes have leather soles, and if you have a musical choice for the polka, opt out of the Beer Barrel Polka, the tempo is a little ambitious for a beginner.
Become A Member
The club is always looking for new members. It's only $8 a year -- join in January for the maximum benefit. The benefits of membership include a quarterly newsletter, information on special events, and an opportunity to meet some of the nicest people who just happen to enjoy polka music and polka dancing. Consider joining at one of our meetings and get a blue and white pompom to help welcome the bands If you'd like to join by mail please complete.Application to Join Club and mail it to one of the officers listed on the application. Sorry, no on line applications can be accepted at this time.