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Highland IL Sunday March 10th
March 24th Polka Club Meeting and Dance 2-5PM
The club will have their normal meetings in advance (officers meeting starts at 12:30, general member meeting starts at 1:30) with the club dance starting at 2PM. The dance is 3 hours in duration. Dance admission $10. DANCE AND GENERAL MEETING IS ALWAYS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC at the VFW Hall 415 N Long St. Caseyville, IL. Dave Hylla's Good Times band is the featured entertainment. Dancing 2-5pm. Food and drink available.
April 7th Spring Chicken Polka Party
The Okawville American Legion be sponsoring a chicken polka party Suday April 7th.The event will feature the So Grand Polka Band with Mmusic from 3-6PM. Fried chicken will be served at 4PM. Admission $20 which includes music, fried chicken and 2 beverages. Tickets are available at the legion Home or call Jeff Rabenort 618-559-4489. A limited number of tickets will be sold.
Friday April 26th Polish Hall Going Away Party
The Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison IL will be closing its doors after 107 years. The last hoorah begins at Noon until 2AM. The last day the hall will be open is April 30th. Polish Hall was the clubs stomping ground beginning in 1984 until the pandemic. Please dont miss this opportunity to say goodby.
Club 40th Anniversary Party On the Horizon
You won't want to miss the celebration of the club's 40th anniversary. We're planning something special on July 13th. Stay tuned for details.
Merchandise is Now Available!
Want to feel a part of this group by sporting their clever logo on your clothes when you attend local events and events around the country? We have sweat shirts, short sleve shirts and t-shirts available for purchase. Click on this link for pictures.
770AM Radio No Longer Supports Polka Music
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 any polka function. Lots of skilled dancers are present and are willing teach you how to dance. 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 $12 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.