Come Dance with Me
Family Tradition Polka Band History The Family Tradition band was formed in 2001. Our first public gig was in the small village of Hatley, Wisconsin where we played polkas and waltzes at St. Florian's annual picnic in July. Most of us had previously never even practiced together but that day went so well for us we couldn't stop there. With a little practice, we traveled to Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and played in a small tent at the entrance to the festival grounds, beckoning passing polka-fans to come and spend some time at the annual Polish Festival. Wisconsin Dells 2001 is recognized as the performance that put The Family Tradition in the spotlight. Since then, The Family Tradition has performed at many private parties, public dances and festivals in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. Our discography includes our debut album self-titled "Family Tradition Polka Band" which was recorded in 2003. We recorded our second album called "Come Dance With Me" in 2004. Our third album released in 2006 includes a Family Tradition original hit called "Time For Another One" which also became the album title. I am pleased to announce the beginning of a new era in Polish-style music for your entertainment: The Family Tradition Polka Band. We look forward to meeting and entertaining all of our fans on 'polka road'. Your Family Tradition is... Jeremy Bukowski - Drums, Leader Ken Dunaj - Accordion, Vocals Joe Dunaj - Bass Guitar Rick Gaboda - Trumpet, Vocals Al Niewiadomski - Trumpet, Clarinet, Sax, Vocals Arlyn Ostrowski - Concertina Mike Skalecki - Sound Engineer, Vocals Testimonials from our website (familytraditionpolkaband.com) 1. "My wife, who was a lukewarm polka fan, has become very enthused after seeing and dancing to your performances at Ladysmith, Pulaski and Wis. Dells. We have all your CDs and think they're great. Keep up the good work." 2. "greetings Wausau/Stevens Point dream polka band. Just got your two cds & love the fun home-made vibe to them. ^#^can't wait until the third one is released (or should i say...unleashed to the world...)." 3. "Great band and great recordings. Keep the Polish Heritage alive especially for us young people."