Local Polka Bands - Club Members

The St. Louis Metro Polka Club is proud to have many local musicians as club members.
The information below has been provided by the bands.
Please keep them in mind if you need a band for an upcoming event.


Accordion duoThe Accordion Duo Pat Auberry (on the right)  and Sonny Buchmann (on the left) are a fantastic team of talented and versatile  musicians that specialize in German Style music, but wow can they play all types of music.  Pat masters the Baldoni Accordion and has and Sonny  in addition to playing a piano accordion also plays a button box accordion.They routinely are hired for Ocktoberfests throughout the local area.  

For additional information or music for any occasion call Pat or Anna Auberry  636-677-2621.
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Die Spitzbuam (the Rascals) are a five-piece German band from St. Louis, Missouri. Since 1992, the members have celebrated their German heritage through contemporary and traditional folk music from Germany and other European regions. The band has performed at dances and festivals in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. They add a German touch to Weddings, Anniversaries, and Fasching celebrations. The band schedule can be found at http://www.spitzbuam.orgThey are popular at festivals throughout the Midwest.

Herbert Lorenz spitzbuam@hotmail.com314-894-5561

rich.cullen.jpg (12186 bytes)Dynamic Combo (or Solo Richie) Both providing the finest variety of music, Big Band - Jazz - Easy Listening and more.   Rich on Midi Piano with Sampled Organ - Vibes - Strings  - Clarinet - Accordion - Brass - Sax - Drums and Bass. Rich's website is http://richcullenmusic.com 

Richard Cullen 618-281-5543 richcullen@charter.net 

button BoxButton Box Club Specializes in polkas, waltzes and variety entertainment. Usually one hour engagements for seniors in retirement homes, church socials, AARP etc. Vocals & Jokes. Ethnic music is mostly Slovenian and German. The group consists of 6 musicians - 5 Button Boxes and 1 piano accordion. Full MIDI rhythm group formed in 1981 and is still going strong. Local public events routinely include Czech festivals in April and October, St. George Parish School Picnic in June, St. Joseph's Church festivities in May, July and August, St. George Parish's Oktoberfest , St. Lucas Sausage dinner the first Saturday in November.  The Button Box Club also hosts a picnic in September at Jefferson Barracks park.

Mary Ann 314-845-1509 mbfb@swbell.net or Delores 314-638-8278

Dave Hylla Band Dave Hylla's Good Times Band   The Good Times Band originated in 1975.  It played 400 consecutive Sunday night dance engagements, over 8 years, at Polish Hall in Madison IL. Dave’s current band has Vince Musielak on drums and vocals, Dave Bohnenstiehl and Jeff Steinheimer on trumpet, Jerry Cobetto on sax, steel guitar and vocals and Dave on midi-accordion and vocals.  The Good Times still plays at many dances, weddings, anniversaries and parties throughout St. Louis and the Metro-East.  The Good Times Band is proud to have performed at the St. Louis Metro Polka Club's Annual Thanksgiving Polka Festival in 1998, the Soulard Oktoberfest in 2005 and 2006, and truly enjoys keeping the tradition of Polka music alive! The band's website is  http://hyllasgtb.web.officelive.com

Dave Hylla hyllalaw@yahoo.com 618-931-3758

herb2.jpg(8445 bytes) Herb Eberle Band The Herb Eberle band plays and sings Slovenian, German, Czech and American Style Polkas and Waltzes.   The very versatile Herb Eberle also plays and sings Big Band music, Latin, Country and Western as well as some top 40's music. Herb has been a professional musician, singer and composer for over 55 years and has traveled throughout the US, Canada and Europe entertaining people of all nationalities.  Locally in Herb's home town of St Louis, MO the band can be seen at the St Louis Strassenfest, Maifest and Oktoberfest in Hermann, MO plus local ballrooms  and dance halls throughout the area.  Herb is routinely booked in many states such as Colorado, Kansas, Wyoming, Nevada, California and Florida just to name a few.  For more information and booking contact:

Herb Eberle hweberle@gmail.com  1990 Camp Solidarity Rd, Pacific, MO 63069-4202. home 636-271-6071 Fax 636-271-6613 Cell - 314-952-6509

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Bob Berkemeier on accordion, Tina Wilderman on saxophone and vocals, Levi Kolweier on drums and vocals.  Dennis Spindler (absent in photo) plays guitar and does vocals. Contact Tina Wilderman twilderman66@yahoo.com 618-719-9824 for bookings.
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St. Louis Czech Express - Specialize in ethnic music (polkas, waltzes, etc) Czech, German, Polish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Italian and a variety of American standard songs, country and rock n' roll. The band has been together 15 years and consists of 5-6 members. Perform songs in 5 different languages. Travels throughout the US and Canada. Routinely play at the following local public events (MO): American Czech Center for Czech day, Selsky Ples, Homecoming, Octoberfest St. Charles, American Hungarian Center, German Cultural Center, St Stanislaus Kostka Church, picnics, and festivals. Available for private bookings - wedding receptions and anniversaries.

Joe Polach polachjoe@yahoo.com 314-846-7335

Two Star Final

Larry Hallar's Two Star Final The Two Star final offers a spectacular range of polkas, waltzes, and American ballroom styles of music. In addition to public events such as the Strassenfest, the band is also available for private bookings such as weddings and anniversaries.  Jim Confer the drummer is on the left with accordionist Larry Hallar on the right.

Larry Hallar larryhallar@yahoo.com 314-638-7186

mWisn.jpg (11823 bytes) Polka Connection - Specializes in polka and waltzes, some country and play a variety of line dances. Mike has been playing the accordion for more than 30 years. The Polka Connection band was formed in 1989. Polka Connection plays at the following local events: Spaßfest in Germantown IL, the Polishfest in DuBois IL and St Ann's Catholic Church for their fall picnic Dance and Polka Mass.

Mike Wisneski busybecky@live.com 618-787-4662 

Last modified 11/26/2014

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