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, Illinois, and Minnesota.
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".