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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.

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.



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:


Youtube: (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!!

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who attended last night’s event.  We will be working on getting pictures from last night’s event, as well as bio information for our recent inductees posted over the next few days, so stay tuned…

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