Hall of Fame Inductees for 2019

The 2019 Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame inductee’s have finally been released. Congratulations to the below inductees:

  • Deceased Category
    • Gil Krajnik – Band Leader, Sax and Clarinet
    • Frank Kostka Jr. – Sideman, Trumpt
  • Living Category
    • Mike Brecka – Band Leader/Sideman, Trumpet
    • Frank Remar – Band Leader, Accordion

Congratulations to these winners and we will celebrate their induction on Sunday, September 8th at Sokol Auditorium, 13th and Martha Sts, Omaha, NE . Music will be provided by The Little Tavern Band. Doors open at 2 p.m., music begins at 3 till 5:30 p.m. Induction ceremony 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Music resumes 6:30 till 7:30 p.m. This is a FREE, open to the pubic event. Food will be available for purchase.

2 thoughts on “Hall of Fame Inductees for 2019

  1. Mark Karasek

    Congrats to the 2019 inductees. I would make a suggestion that Charlie Karasek who had the Polka Masters band in the 60’s and 70’s be considered. My uncle played drums, Rich Holgart on accordion, Ernie Kuchera Jr on Tuba. I would also recommend my father Milo Karasek. As far as I know he was the only Czech musician in the area that played the musical saw in addition to the button accordion, piano accordion, piano and singing in Czech.

    1. Brandon Post author

      Hi Mark! Thank you for your comment, I will pass this along to Sonny Svoboda for the committee to consider for next year’s inductees. Thanks!

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