The Joe Fedorchak Orchestra...

...For That Old Gang Of Mine

 June 24, 2007 
 Joe Fedorchak inducted into the IronWorld Polka Hall of Fame, Chisholm, MN

Joe Fedorchak has earned accreditation for the development of a unique tempo, rhythm and sound that established his orchestra as one of the most consistently popular polka bands based on the number of requests for his music on radio programs and through resounding album sales.

Joe Fedorchak wins National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award

As a popular and leading exponent of the Cleveland-style polka music from the Penn-Ohio area, Joe Fedorchak excels in musical quality and varied repertoire with an unmistakable beat. He has been recognized with the "Crystal Award" for the Band of the Year and has been elected personally for Lifetime Achievement by the National Cleveland-style Polka Hall of Fame. Enjoy the great stylings of a great orchestra!

THE JOE FEDORCHAK ORCHESTRA WAS FORMED IN THE YEAR 1963 CONSISTING OF: JOE FEDORCHAK, ACCORDION & BUTTON BOX, CARMEN WHITE, DRUMS, BOB BACHA, SAX & CLARINET, and GENE FEDORCHAK, ELECTRIC BASS.

ESTABLISHED AS ONE OF THE MOST CONSISTENTLY POPULAR POLKA BANDS, BASED ON THE NUMBER OF REQUESTS FOR THEIR MUSIC ON RADIO PROGRAMS AND ALSO THROUGH RESOUNDING ALBUM SALES IN RECORD SHOPS AND AT THEIR LIVE PERFORMANCES.

THE BAND HAS PRODUCED, ARRANGED AND RECORDED FIVE ALBUMS: "POLKAS & WALTZES YESTERDAY, TODAY & TOMORROW" -- "FEDORCHAK-SECOND TIME AROUND" -- "FEDORCHAK, BY REQUEST" -- "FOR THAT OLD GANG OF MINE" (WINNER OF THE 1994 ALBUM OF THE YEAR BY THE CLEVELAND-STYLE POLKA HALL OF FAME) -- AND JUST RELEASED ON COMPACT DISC ONLY, "THE BEST OF FEDORCHAK".

OTHER AWARDS INCLUDE, "THE OHIO STATE POLKA-RAMA CHAMPS OF 1976" AND THE "BAND OF THE YEAR--1991" BY THE NATIONAL CLEVELAND-STYLE POLKA HALL OF FAME.

THE BAND ALSO HAS CONTRIBUTED A SELECTION TO THE "PENN-OHIO POLKA PALS SOUVENIR EDITION ALBUM', WHICH WAS A FINALIST IN THE 1989 "GRAMMY AWARDS" AND ALSO HAS CONTRIBUTED TWO SELECTIONS TO THE 1995 "GRAMMY WINNER" - WALTER OSTANEK - "MUSIC & FRIENDS" ALBUM.

THE BAND HAS ENJOYED SIGNIFICANT SUCCESS PERFORMING THROUGHOUT THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, CANADA, HAWAII, MEXICO AND ALPINE EUROPE.

OVER THE YEARS, THE BAND HAS SUCCESSFULLY HOSTED FIVE CARIBBEAN CRUISES, THREE VISITS TO ACAPULCO, MEXICO, A FANTASTIC HAWAII POLKA FEST AND A VERY WELL RECEIVED "ALPINE POLKA PARTY TOUR" WHICH INCLUDED VISITS TO GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA AND ITALY.

1995 ALSO INCLUDED "THE GRAND POLKA FESTIVAL - PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA WITH UPWARDS OF 1500 PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE.

1996 INCLUDED A "ALASKA POLKA CRUISE" FROM AUGUST 11th THRU THE 19th AND "THE GRAND POLKA FESTIVAL #2" - AT THE PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA FROM SEPTEMBER 8th THRU THE 11th.

1997 INCLUDED "THE GRAND POLKA FESTIVAL - PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA WITH UPWARDS OF 1500 PEOPLE IN ATTENDENCE.

1998 INCLUDED A RETURN TRIP TO "THE GRAND POLKA FESTIVAL - PLAZA HOTEL & CASINO, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA ON SEPTEMBER 13,14 & 15.

REMEMBER THE FAVORITE SLOGAN OF THE BAND:

"SEE YOU BEFORE TOO LONG - SOMEWHERE DOWN POLKA ROAD"

LOVE YOU ALL AND TAKE CARE: FROM

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