Czech Brass Band to Perform in La Grange on May 24

Brass-band music has a long tradition at the Pardubice Conservatory. It has been a part of the Brass Department for almost as long as the Conservatory has existed, representing it at many events in the region. In 2012, the Banda di Feste ensemble was founded. In the beginning, it focused exclusively on classical Czech brass music. As time went on, it began to play dance and popular music, so there wasn't as much room for brass band music in the band's repertoire anymore. Therefore, Banda di Feste eventually split into two separate ensembles, a big band and a brass band bearing the name of "Pardubická Muzika".

Bellville's Fruehling

Bellville's Fruehling Saengerfest Set for April 24

The Concordia Hall in Bellville is the site of the annual Fruehling Saengerfest or German Spring Singing Festival. This year’s festival is Sunday, April 24 at Concordia Hall located at 952 S. Tesch Street. The festival is a charity fundraiser for the Bellville Lions Club and the Bluebonnet Chapter of the Texas German Society. The admission is Free. A BBQ chicken and local sausage meal will be served along with homemade cakes. The meal will start at 11:00am and is the fundraising portion of the event. The donation for the meal is $15. Local

Meet TPN's Newest Contributor, Michael Morris

Meet TPN's Newest Contributor, Michael Morris

Texas Polka News is proud to announce a new column: On the Beat… with Michael Morris, which appears on page 9 in this month's issue. Michael’s musical journeys give him a diverse and well-rounded perspective on the Texas music scene and abroad. He looks forward to sharing his unique stories and thoughts with you. Be on the lookout for his first story on the Praha Brothers.