Main Stage: Jodie Mikula Orchestra
October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The band received the following awards from the Texas Polka Music Association (TPMA):
- Posthumous Award to a Pioneer Polka Band Leader with a Lifetime of Dedication to Polka Dance Music was presented to the Jodie Mikula Orchestra on behalf of the accomplishments of Jodie Mikula
- 1991 Band of the Year
Best Vocal Duo/Trio – Ken and Nick Mikula
Album of the Year – “Hot Favorites”
- 1993 Song of the Year – “The Klobase Polka”, an original composition by the band members
- New Album of the Year – Jodie Mikula Orchestra Presents “The Klobase Polka”
Best Vocals Band
In June 1996, the Jodie Mikula Orchestra performed at the First Annual Lawrence Welk Polka Festival in Branson, MO. There was a band competition judged by celebrities such as Myron Floren, Larry Welk Jr., The Lennon Sisters, Jo Ann Castle and others. The Jodie Mikula Orchestra tied for first place. One of the honors bestowed to the winners was to perform with Myron Floren in the Lawrence Welk Show that evening.
Let’s meet the band
Ken Mikula Lead cornet, tenor sax, baritone horn, trombone, vocals, Band Leader
Nick Mikula Second cornet, alto sax, lead guitar, alto horn, vocals, Booking Manager
Andy Mikula Percussion, Band Manager
Mike Marek Electric bass, bass horn, accordion
Joe Zetka Accordian, trumpet .sax, guitar, vocals.
Janice Marek Piano
The band is celebrating its 46th anniversary. The band appreciates all the support given by their loyal fans and always strives to bring the best of polka music for your listening and dancing enjoyment.