A plaque in the lobby of the Lawrence Welk Museum proclaims: “A total of 10,300,000,000 people! (That’s 10.3 BILLION!) have tuned in” to the TV show. Welk started his first TV show in 1951, at the age of 48. He had been performing since he was a teenager. Anyone interested in music has heard of the Dorsey Brothers, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, the Crosby Brothers, all these Big Band orchestra leaders who were contemporaries of Welk.
"Texas old-time fiddling instilled the spirit of Texas music pioneers in my son, Jonathan, and I. As you play or listen, waves of feelings pass through body, mind, and soul….a very deep uplifting. Special beyond words. That’s Texas Fiddling." --Texas Fiddler Robert Herridge.
Recognized as “the longest continuously playing German band outside of Germany,” the Boerne Village Band proudly presents its 160th Anniversary celebration at this year’s Summer Abendkonzertes series in downtown Boerne, Texas.
Many people would agree that one of the most beautiful things to see is a young musician carrying on a style of music that everyone loves. Mason Krause, surely does that superbly. Krause is a newcomer to the polka scene but has adapted to the environment without struggle. Mason plays trombone in the Needville High School band and lately has been branching out to playing with various polka bands in his area.
SPRING INTO POLKA IN WEST!