The Bavarian Village Band was bom in 1979 when Ed Kadlecek, his daughter Nancy, Rennie Guenther and his son Greg played for a Christmas party at Goerkes Country Tavern. The kids, at the time, were in EL CAMPO MELODY BOYS Middle School. The performance went over so well that the band took off from there. In 1980, Graham Green was brought into the band. As Ed says, the equal opportunity system caused them to import a Yankee from Pennsylvania. Needless to say, Graham proved that Yankees play polkas too and has been a wonderful addition to the band.
The Texas Polka News welcomes Helen Pavelka as our “Coastal Bend Regional Editor.'
Please check polkabeat. com, venue websites or call to confirm as we update the schedule daily.
The first issue of the Texas Polka News back in 1987 featured more than a dozen ads from polka bands that were active in Texas and beyond at that time.
The fabulous book 'Czech Songs in Texas' by Frances Barton and John K.