An alarming number of Texas Polka News readers responded recently to the story Gary E. McKee wrote about brass bands. They were all united in the opinion that the Lone Star Brass Band had been left out of a short list of area brass bands. The writer pleads ignorance, that, of which some of you will agree is possible. In order to pacify these fans, the following is a story that was in the June 21, 1960 Fayette County Record on these fine musicians.
There are four generations of Hoddes. Lorenz, Fritz, Scott, and Brandon. Scott Hodde falls right in the middle of the family tree. To lots of people, Scott is known as the saxophone player and vocalist for Fritz Hodde and The Fabulous Six. Mr. Hodde also plays trumpet, button accordion, and drums.
Donnie Howard co-hosts the online polka show "Polka Variety" with Roy Haag (see TPN March 2019 issue). Donnie was able to offer more insights on his polka DJ duties.
Have you always wondered where your Czech ancestors came from? Here's your chance to find out. The Texas Czech Genealogical Society and Czech Heritage Museum and Genealogy Center in Temple will host a Genealogy Workshop on April 3 and 4, from 10 am to 4 pm at the Czech Heritage Museum. This workshop is open to
Happy March Already!