2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

These are the individuals that were voted by Past Inductees into the Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame:
Deceased Category: Kenny Grebnick and Dan Pasonault
Living Category: Bud Comte and Bobby Layne (Gene Benes)
Congratulations to this year’s winners!!

Facebook and Youtube

We now have a Facebook and Youtube page!  You can access them at the links below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sokolomahapolka

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8a2wcRegi41AF4ef9QtRw (Note: this will change to a more readable URL, as Youtube policy requires a channel to be established for at least 3o days)

The Facebook page will be used to bring polka-related news and events, while the Youtube page will have videos from the past induction ceremonies.  The 2015 ceremony is now available at the link below:

Jimmy B Orchestra Performance at Sokol Auditorium

Ballroom Dancing to the Big Band Sound of

The Jimmy B Orchestra

Sokol Auditorium
13th & Martha Street, Omaha NE

2016 Sunday Dates
April 10th
May 15th
July 10th

And a special final performance: July 31st

3:00 – 7:00 PM

“I am retiring from the band business”

(All dates subject to change)

Info: 402-339-8625 or jimmyborchestra@live.com

2015 Inductees

Congratulations to this year’s inductees:

Living Category
Steve Sobota Bass Player
Jeff Janda Bass Player
Louis Sevek Service Award, Sokol Omaha
Deceased Category
Leonard Kassik Milligan Brass Band Leader
Frank Menousek Sax & Clarinet

The celebration will take place at Sokol Omaha on Sunday, September 13th, starting at 4 p.m. with the Nebraska Czech Brass Band providing the music!!

Leo V. Piitz Passed Away

Hello, everyone!  It’s been quite a summer, but slowly we’re getting this website in better shape.  We’re so excited to showcase our website at our annual ceremony.

I did want to quickly share some unfortunate news, for those that haven’t heard, and I want to apologize that this news is coming a few weeks after the fact.  But we wanted to let everyone know that Leo Piitz passed away a few weeks ago.  The link for his obituary can be found here.

We weren’t made aware of this until this past week, so we do apologize for not getting this information out in a timely manner.  When we hear of any of our inductees passing, we will certainly do our best to get this information posted here so that you are all aware.

Thank you!

– Brandon