Polka Dance Featuring Eddie Larsen’s Variety Dance Band This Saturday

The Friends Of The Mayville Public Library is hosting Eddie Larsen and the Classic Memories Variety Dance Band at the Mayville Park Pavilion on Saturday, June 30, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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The dance is sponsored by Hartford Finishing of Hartford and supported by Zuern Building Products of Allenton, Excel Engineering of Fond du Lac, and Sara Karweick – Modern Woodmen of Mayville.

Food and beverages are available (no carry-ins allowed) and the pavilion is handicap accessible. The band plays a variety of music other than just Polkas so try it, you will like it for sure.

Organizer Donna Gudex-Kamrath is closing out the season with a birthday cake, because it is close to her birthday, in appreciation to all who have attended for your support. The dances for the season have been extremely successful and well attended with only two cancellations because of the unexpected snow storm in April.

This dance was re-scheduled from April 14. This band has a proven track record. Eddie brought his eight-piece band for a dance last spring when another one was not able to travel due to weather conditions.

Everyone enjoyed the great sound and asked to have Eddie Larsen and the Classic Memories Variety Dance Band come back. Eddie Larsen, of Green Bay, has a long musical history. He started playing bass with a small six-piece band called the Andy Rosik Orchestra while still in high school in 1970.

Eddie then formed a seven-piece band called The Brass Buttons with Tom Siebold. The main focus of this band was old time music. In 1976, Eddie formed a nine-piece band The Eddie Larsen Orchestra.

This led to the creation of Eddie Larsen’s Classic Memories Variety Dance Band, which performs big band, swing, slow dance, Latin, oldies rock & roll, old time polkas and waltzes, and some country and western music. In 1985, Eddie was named Orchestra Leader of the Year by the Wisconsin Orchestra Leaders Association.

At just 29 years of age, Eddie was one of the youngest leaders to ever receive this award. Over the years, the band has performed on the television show Polka!Polka!Polka!, recorded three polka albums, and a big band cassette tape.

When Eddie is not playing with his Band, he plays with Jerry Voelker & The Jolly Gents when his schedule permits. He is one busy musician who truly loves playing for the people.

There will be 2018-2019 flyers available with information on the next dance season, which will start October 28, 2018, at Marghaels Dance Hall, North Fond du Lac, and hosted by the Fond du Lac Lioness and sponsored by Sherry Baggerley, American Republic Insurance Services. For more information, Donna Gudex-Kamrath at 920-960-5318.

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