Texas Polka Bands Currently Performing

 

Band

Contact

Year Founded

Area

Bobby Jones Czech Band

Bobby Jones

 

Wharton

Bohemian Dutchmen

Roy Haag

1978

New Braunfels

Brave Combo

Danny O’Brien

 

Denton

Central Texas Sounds

Larry Sodek

 

Fayetteville

Cloverleaf Orchestra

Gordon Zunker

1952

New Braunfels

Combinations, The

Willie Randermann

 

Bryan

Country Boys Polka Band

Raymond Dlabaj

 

Ennis

Country Knights, The

Randy Cernosek

 

La Porte

Czech and Then Some

Danny Zapletal

 

Ennis

Czech Harvesters Band

Jim Zabojnik

 

Dallas

Czech Melody Masters

Thomas Durnin

 

Austin

Czechaholics, The

Mark Hermes

 

Hallettsville

Dallas Czech Concert Orchestra

Larry Johnson

 

Dallas

Daniel & The Country Boys

Daniel Cendalski

 

Brenham

Der Klein Steins

Dennis Koehler

 

New Braunfels

Dujka Brothers, The

John Dujka

 

East Bernard

Dutchmasters, The

A. J. Drabek

 

Houston

Euro Express

Urban Kneupper

 

New Braunfels

Fabulous Six, The

Fritz Hodde

1963

Hutto

Guenther, R. / Happy Travelers

Rennie Guenther

1996

New Braunfels

Halata, Mark & Texavia

Mark Halata

 

Houston

Havlak-Batla Polka Time Band

Joe Havlak

 

San Angelo

Janak’s Polka Band

Tony Janak

 

Yoakum

Jubilee Polka Band

Urban Kneupper

1988

New Braunfels

Kadlecek, Ed & Fun Bunch

Ed Kadlecek

 

Port Aransas

Knights of Dixie Orchestra

James Voldan

 

Houston

Kovanda’s Czech Band

Leland Miller

 

Fayetteville

Lazy Farmer’s Band

Cary Oswald

 

Bellville

Limited Edition

Jimmy Fucik

 

LaGrange

Litt’l Fishermen

Roy Haag

 

New Braunfels

Majek’s Orchestra

Martha Ann Majek

 

Corpus Christi

Markmann Polkateers

 

 

San Antonio

Marshall, Brian &TX Slavic Playboys

Brian Marshall

 

Tomball

Melody Five Czech Band

Jerry Haisler

 

Temple

Mikula, Jodie Orchestra

Nick Mikula

 

Ennis

Music Masters, The

Jason Janes

 

Fayetteville

Oma & The Oompahs

Pearly Sowell

1980

New Braunfels

Praha Brothers, The

Billy Havlik

 

Temple

Ray Krenek Orchestra

Ray Krenek

 

Sealy

Red Ravens

Lawrence Svetlek

 

El Campo

Rejcek’s Czech Band

Henry Rejcek

 

Ennis

Rising Stars, The

Lillian Kaderka

 

Granger

Rudy & His Czech Mates

Rudy Laitkep

 

El Campo

Rybak, Chris

Chris Rybak

 

Hallettsville

Rybak, Leroy & Swinging Orch.

Leroy Rybak

 

Hallettsville

San Antonio Combo

Johnny Schultz

 

San Antonio

Seven Dutchmen, The

John Kaderli

1975

New Braunfels

Sound Connection, The

Gary Kunkel

 

Houston

Strand, Harold & Orchestra

Harold Strand

 

Waco

Swingin’ Dutchmen

Dennis Koehler

1970

New Braunfels

Tannenberger, Henry Orchestra

H. Tannenberger

1980s

Houston

Texas Dutchmen, The

Harry Czarnek

 

Houston

Texas Sound Checks

Benny Okruhlik

 

Houston

Texas Stars

Sally Hickl

 

Cameron

Travelers, The

Bob Walla

 

Columbus

Underwood, Johnny/Solo Sounds

Johnny Underwood

 

Garwood

Vanek Brothers

Dennis Vanek

 

Victoria

Vaneks of West, The

Al Vanek

 

West

Vrazels’ Polka Band

Alfred Vrazel

 

Buckholts

Wavra, Donnie & Orchestra

Donnie Wavra

 

Columbus

Westwood

Dennis Bielamowizc

 

Houston

 

 

Texas Performing Groups Currently Performing

 

 

 

 

Group

Contact

Year Founded

Area

Alpenfest

Mike Barker

1980s

Pasadena

Alpenmusikanten

Allan Walling

 

Dallas

Alpine Village Band

Bill Kucera

 

Sunnyvale

Beethoven Concert Band

 

 

San Antonio

Blasmusik Texas

Herb Bilhartz

 

San Antonio

Boerne Village Band

Dr. Kenneth Herbst

1860

Boerne

Cavanaugh, Terry/Alpine Express

Terry Cavanaugh

 

New Braunfels

Dutch Treat

Melvin Scott

 

Fredericksburg

Eurofest

Robert Atwood

 

San Antonio

Happy Wanderers

Peter Menzel

 

Pasadena

Hermann Sons German Band

Herb Bilhartz

 

San Antonio

Kenny James

Kenny James

 

Houston

New Braunfels Village Brass Band

Roy Haag

 

New Braunfels

Polka Dots, The

 

 

Fredericksburg

Round Top Brass Band

Ronny Sacks

1969

Round Top

Sauerkrauts, The

Gary Trumet

1980s

San Antonio

Shiner Hobo Band

Hank Novak

 

Shiner

Tuba Meisters, The

Ray Grimm

 

San Antonio

Walburg Boys

Ronny Tippelt

1970s

Walburg

 

 

Texas Polka Bands No Longer Performing

 

 

 

 

Band

Founded By

Years

Area

Barsch, Paul and Twilight Orch.

Paul Barsch

1940s – 1960s

New Braunfels

Bay City Dutchmen

Jim Lenken

1950s – 1970s

Corpus / Yoakum

Brosch, Henry Band

Henry Brosch

1940s - 1950s

Shiner

 

Dietert, Julius Orchestra

Julius Dietert

1940 - 1980

Seguin

 

Euro Express

Urban Kneupper

2001 - 2006

New Braunfels

Fritz’s Band

 

1940s

San Antonio

Hi Toppers Orchestra

Several

1949 – 1986

New Braunfels

Hillert, Arthur Orchestra

Arthur Hillert

1976 – 2001

Schertz

Hofner, Adolph and his Texans

Adolph Hofner

1930s - 1970s

San Antonio

Knutsch Band

 

 

Fredericksburg

Kurtz, Rudy Orchestra

Rudy Kurtz

1940s - 1950s

Shiner

Louie and His Old Time Band

Bernard Scheel

1937 - 1951

San Antonio

New Braunfels Village Band

 

1930s - 1950s

New Braunfels

Patek, Joe Orchestra

Joe Patek

 

Shiner

Pehl Oompah Band

 

 

Fredericksburg

Rhine Winkler Orchestra

 

1930s - 1960s

Shiner

Tune Twisters

Hubert Tatsch

 

San Antonio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas Performing Groups No Longer Performing

 

 

 

 

Group

Founded By

Years

Area