Congratulations to the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement award winner, Carl Laack! Carl is a bandleader, drummer, vocalist, and also manages the family owned, Laack's Ballroom, in Johnsonville, WI.
Also congrats to the rest of the winners and all the nominees!
Other 2016 award winners include:
Cultural Heritage Award - Milwaukee Germanfest
Support and Promotion - "Tuba Dan" Jerabek
Youth Mentors- Karen Kriege (Oshkosh Middle School band director) & Andy Hacker (Hartford Band Director)
Youth Achievement - Adam Socha, Phillip Brueggen, Ryan Kautzer, Brooke Gostomski, and Zack Dietz
Band of the Year- Music Connection
Sideman of the Year- Todd Ouradnick
Honor Roll- Jeff Heinz
The WI Polka Hall of Fame 2016 Awards Ceremony & Dance is scheduled on Sunday November 13th at Millhome Supper Club in Kiel, WI. Music by The Hayes Boys (Elmer Hayes was the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Acheivement award) at 1pm-5pm with the awards ceremony and induction @ 2pm. We hope to see you there!
Also, congratulations to the 2016 Fall "Distinguished Service" Award winners: Bob & Jane Shirek,Roger Gerner, Ferd Bushel, Lee Lauer, and Don Elmer. They were presented their awards on September 10th at the Waupun Volksfest.