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Hall of Fame Inductees for 2017

Congratulations to this year’s inductees into the Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame:

Living Category: Kevin Koopman & Lou Hospodka

Deceased Category: Charles Kral, Joe Yindrick, Helen Janak,

Sokol Omaha Service Award: Everett Van Cleave

Don’t forget!  The 43rd annual Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame is Sunday, September 10th, 2017.  Music will be performed by the Kenny Janak Orchestra, playing The Original Eddie Janak Music Library.  Doors open at 2PM, Music starts from 3 PM to 6 PM, Induction ceremony from 6 PM to 7 PM, Music resumes from 7 to 7:30 PM.

Moostash Joe, 83, passed away

We are saddened to learn that Moostash Joe, one of the very best polka band leaders and radio show hosts in Nebraska, passed away at the age of 83.  Joe is an inductee in the Hall of Fame, class of 1974.  Read more in the link below (via the Omaha World-Herald)

http://fremonttribune.com/entertainment/music/fremont-icon-moostash-joe-spellerberg-dies-at-age/article_2e06d364-1c9a-520c-9cf0-2602dcef414c.html

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2016 Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame.  We hope to see you again next year on September 10th, 2017.

We’ll have updates on the website over the next few days, including biographies of our new inductees, pictures of the event, and more information on next year’s induction ceremony.

Also, don’t forget to check out our Facebook and Youtube page for more content.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sokolomahapolka

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8a2wcRegi41AF4ef9QtRw

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:

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!!