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Visiting St Louis?
Saturday December 15th Button Box Club Appearing at Aunt Maggie'sThe Button Box Band will entertain you during dinner from 6-9 PM. Aunt Maggie's on Main is located at 230 N Main St, in Columbia, IL. The band sets up in the back room which fills up rather quickly. Reservations are accepted 618-281-7894. Aunt Maggie's is a casual family restaurant and has a large buffet, and menu options to choose from. Don't miss the Button Box rendition of "Snow Waltz" which has audience participation.
Sunday January 27th Free Dance With Button Box ClubBreak in the new year with a little exercise and fun at a polka dance. It takes place at Polish Hall 826 Greenwood St, Madison, IL with a short club meeting beginning at 2PM, and the 3.5 hour dance following with entertainment by the Button Box Band. Members and non-members are welcome to attend the meeting. Admission is FREE because January is national Polka month. Polish hall has a fantastic wooden dance floor, cash bar and food is available for purchase.
Hawaiian Shirt Photos Now On LineThe photographer was a little slow, but the photos are here S.H.I.R.T. photos
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. It is about an hour and a half in length, which includes pledge drive information. 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.