Michigan State Polka Music Hall of Fame
The Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame will recognize the bands and leaders, as well as those who teach polka music, teach polka dancing, promote polkas, and any accomplishments in the field of polka music. The Hall of Fame will establish a membership of polka band members, leaders and polka music fans to biennially, in the odd numbered years, nominate and thereafter vote for the person(s) of their choice in each fame category specified; and will also conduct the nomination and election of board members and officers in the even number years.
Nominees and Inductees
The selecting and voting for the nominees and inductees into the hall of fame is done by the membership at large, with each member, the board and trustees included, casting one vote. The process begins in late summer when nomination requests are mailed to the entire roster of members. The returned forms are presented, unopened, to a certified public accountant for tabulation, and the results are returned to the WPHOF Board.
The qualified nominees are posted on a ballot in their appropriate categories and again, it is sent to the entire membership for voting. The tabulation process is repeated and the resulting information permits the board to manufacture the awards, plaques, etc. This, in late fall, culminates in the awards ceremony.
Museum of Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame containing awards and artifacts is located in Hartford, Wisconsin, (53027) at the historic Chandelier Ballroom, 150 Jefferson Avenue. MembershipAs a member of the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame (WPHOF) you have the opportunity to nominate prominent musicians and members of the polka community for possible induction into the WPHOF. Many are nominated each award year, and the recipients with the greatest number of nominations have their names listed on the final ballot. The entire membership then decides the winner(s) in each of the categories. If your favorite doesn't win, you have the benefit of nominating him/her again, next voting cycle. Promotion is helpful.
Membership is $14 annually. If you sign-up for two years ($28), you will receive a CD or cassette copy of Polka Hall of Famers Volume One, a $15 value! Lifetime membership is $100 and entitles you to Polka Hall of Famers Volume One, and all future volumes, as they are created. These albums are certain to become collectors items because none will ever be sold, they are membership premiums only!
To apply for membership,ntact Maureen Hornung at E-mail or (262) 677-1680. ========================================================================================================================================================= The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame is home to many nationally known Cleveland-Style polka stars throughout history. Some of the biggest and best talents are found right here within our walls. Please explore this site and learn all about the Cleveland-Style polka sound and some of the musicians who have contributed throughout the years.
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Join the Polka Hall of Fame and Enjoy the Benefits
You love polka music. When you become a member of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, you help preserve and promote America’s Good-Time Music with a museum attraction, music archive, and top-notch polka dance events. Enjoy the benefits:· Free admission to the annual Member Appreciation Dance.· Discounts on polka CDs and merchandise in the Gift Shop.· Voting for Polka Hall of Fame inductions and awards.· The Polka Focus newsletter, special offers and invitations.
As a nonprofit organization, the Polka Hall of Fame and Museum relies on fund-raising, events and memberships. Your donations show your appreciation of the happy polka sound. Gifts may be tax-deductible.Choose your Polka Hall of Fame membership:ANNUAL MEMBER: $18You can renew each year. LIFETIME MEMBER: $150One easy payment – your best value. HIGH NOTE SOCIETYYour name on a shiny music note on the Wall of Fame.$1,000 Gold Note$500 Silver Note$250 Bronze Note
JOIN BY PHONECall (216) 261-3263.Toll-free, 1-866-667-6552E-Mail: PHOFmembership@gmail.comHave your credit card or check information ready.
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National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of FameAttn: Membership605 East 222nd StreetEuclid, OH 44123 The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame was founded in 1987 by musicians and leaders of Slovenian and ethnic organizations. The museum traces the story of the city's home-grown sound from its roots in the old Slovenian neighborhoods to nationwide popularity with audio exhibits, historic photographs and original instruments. The archive preserves 6,000 vintage recordings, dating back to 1913. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polka_Hall_of_Fame ========================================================================================================================================================= IPA Polka Hall of fame: BackgroundAfter the International Polka Association (IPA) was chartered in 1968, the IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame® and Awards were established to recognize deserving polka personalities whose efforts had national impact and contributed to the organization’s goal of preserving and advancing polka music. The processes that govern the execution of these efforts have evolved over the years to improve efficiencies and embrace technologies.ObjectiveThe goal is to ensure an ongoing open, objective, efficient, and accurate administration of the IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame and Awards processes. This is accomplished by updating and adhering to the operating procedures described in this document. Communication between the Executive Board and the Board of Trustees is necessary to ensure all efforts are in keeping with the organization’s overall mission. Current technologies such as tele-conferencing, videoconferencing, electronic communications, Internet services and applications, etc., will be used to create ongoing management and process efficiencies. IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame®How to NominateThe Academy of Electors vote each year to determine the IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame inductees in the Living and Deceased categories. Hall of Fame candidates are nominated for consideration by the submission of their biographies for review by the Board of Trustees. The narratives should address three key areas: 1.) Experience (must have at least 25 years of dedicated service in the polka industry), 2.) Awards, Accomplishments, & Achievements, and 3.) Contributions Toward Preserving and Advancing the Polka Music Industry. References with contact information must also be included. As of November 1, 2020, biographies must be submitted electronically via the IPA website at https://www.ipapolkas.com/application-hof/ by December 31st of a given year for consideration in the next voting cycle. If a Hall of Fame nominee has made it known that he/she does not want to be considered for this recognition, the committee will honor his/her wishes and hold that biography in abeyance indefinitely. Review and Selection of Hall of Fame CandidatesThe assigned trustee liaison committee member receives and forwards submitted biographies to the Board of Trustees for review to determine the candidates’ eligibility for inclusion on the Hall of Fame ballot. The biographies of selected qualified candidates are posted on the electors’ section of the IPA website to be referenced by electors while voting. The trustee liaison informs the candidates whether or not they have met the requirements. Originally, electors would mail their completed Hall of Fame and music award ballots to a designated independent judge for tabulation. Beginning with the 2021 voting cycle, a third-party electronic balloting service is deployed to replace the paper balloting process. After the IPA President and the committee receive the voting results, committee members will be assigned to contact the nominees chosen for induction and the music award-winning polka artists. Pioneer CategoryImmediately after the electors’ voting cycle concludes each year, the designated committee trustee liaison facilitates the Board of Trustees in jointly selecting the annual Pioneer Hall of Fame inductee from the lists of qualified living and deceased Hall of Fame candidates. The chosen inductee should have demonstrated a distinguished lifelong career of preserving and advancing the polka music industry. =========================================================================================================================================================https://sokolomahapolka.com/about/ Our MissionDedicated To The Preservation and Promotion of Polka Music
The Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame was established in 1972 to recognize musicians, band leaders and person’s who were involved in promoting and preserving polka music. That year, there were 14 inductees, 7 band leaders, 4 sidemen and 3 supporters of polka music.
Nominees and Inductees Each year, the selection and voting for the nominees and inductees into the Sokol Omaha Polka Hall of Fame is done by the past inductees. The process begins in early May when ballots are mailed and returned to the Hall of Fame Coordinator for tabulation. Ballots are kept confidential and the winners are notified by phone and mail. The induction ceremony is held at The Admiral (formerly Sokol Auditorium), located at 13th and Martha Street in Omaha, NE, on the second Sunday in September with a FREE POLKA DANCE!! =========================================================================================================================================================https://concertinamusic.com/wcc-hall-of-fame/ The organization’s Hall of Fame is not a place, but a collective idea; a means by which the instrument’s musicians honor their peers. The Hall of Fame recognizes international, national and regional chemnitzer concertina musicians, many who are models of the common man. The majority of the Hall of Fame members are local musicians who have kept the instrument alive at its grassroots level. Like few other halls of fame, the World Concertina Congress honors not only aficionados but down to earth players whose contributions are just as important to the instrument’s preservation.
Hall of Fame Member List presented by Name.Hall of Fame Member List presented by Year.Hall of Fame Member List presented inPortable Document FormatPrinter-Friendly Format.Anyone is entitled to submit a Portable Document Format Hall of Fame Nomination Form for consideration. Instructions and requirements are described on the form.
A committee as appointed by the officers of the World Concertina Congress has judged that the individuals listed be entered into its Hall of Fame. Deceased members are designated with the suffix (d). This highest honor is hereby conferred in recognition of their many outstanding, unselfish endeavors to elevate, to promote, and to perpetuate the concertina as a musical instrument. The World Concertina Congress proudly awards a Certificate of Appreciation to persons or groups who have shown exceptional dedication to the chemnitzer concertina, its music, or its musicians.
WCC members are entitled to submit a Portable Document Format Certificate of Appreciation Nomination Form for consideration. Instructions and requirements are described on the form. =========================================================================================================================================================https://wahoo-ashland-waverly.com/men-inducted-into-hall-of-fame/article_3ebeb628-99aa-11e3-9dee-001a4bcf887a.html The Musicians Hall of Fame was created in 1999 to recognize the talents of the many local Czech-American musicians for their efforts in promoting and preserving the Czech heritage.
The Musicians Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals who may not achieve regional or national recognition for their conscientious contributions to Czech music and culture.
The annual announcement of inductees is made at a winter accordion jamboree held at Ron’s Tavern in Milligan. A permanent plaque featuring the engraved names of the inductees is located at Ron’s.
Anyone wanting to nominate someone for the 2015 Musicians Hall of Fame honors, contact committee members Delores Becwar of Friend at 402-366-5978; Randy Korbelik of Lincoln at 402-416-1300; Debra Polacek of Harvard at 402-772-3451. Selections are made in the fall. =========================================================================================================================================================