Tony's Polka Band, Show Three (Season One)


Let’s Polka welcomes back Tony’s Polka Band from Albany, New York. In the beginning, before ‘Tony’s Polka Band’ was even a thought, the Banewicz family would often get together on Sunday afternoons at the Banewicz family farm. Being the former band leader of ‘Mary’s Polka Band’ in the 1970’s, Elizabeth “Betty” Banewicz enjoyed pulling out old scores of music to play along, on her accordion, with her grandchildren, who were all beginning to learn instruments in the school band. It was not long before this music struck a chord with grandson Tony Banewicz and motivated him to start a band of his own. Thus, in the winter of 1996, ‘Tony’s Polka Band’ was born and it’s still going strong today! The family affair continues as well as brother Mike and sister Sarah join him for this episode. Bill Flynn hosts and talks to the band.

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