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CZECH & THEN SOME

Czech and Then Some formed in January 1997. The majority of the band’s members are of Czech descent and enjoys keeping their Czech heritage alive. The band plays a variety of music consisting of polkas, waltzes, country music and fun dances.

The band has performed at many functions such as National Polka Festival in Ennis, Westfest, Accordion Kings in Stephenville, Six Flags Over Texas for the Texas Heritage Festival, Kolache Christmas, Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Kolache – Klobase Festival in East Bernard, TX, Wurstfest in New Braunfels, TX,  Sausage Festival in Hallettsville, TX, Kansas Polkatennial, Denmark Polka Fest in Denmark, Wisconsin, Starlite Polka Fest in Wahoo, Nebraska, Kolache and Sausage Fest in Prague, Oklahoma, Beckster Fest in Iowa,  along with weddings, anniversaries and parties.

We have also appeared on the Good Morning Texas Show on WFAA Channel 8 ABC and Good Day Morning Show on Fox 4.

We have played at several fundraising dances to help raise money for the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center. In addition, Czech and Then Some has recorded twice for the Big Joe Polka Show, then seen on RFDTV, and have recorded three times for the Mollie B Polka Party, that is currently aired on RFDTV.

On March 21, 2012 the band performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Czech and Then Some was chosen by the Czech Embassy in Washington D.C. to perform and represent the Czechs of the United States at the celebration of The Music of Budapest, Prague and Vienna. On May 14, 2016 the band made another trip to Washington D.C. to play at the Czech Embassy for their EU Open House.

The band has numerous years of experience playing polka music. The band has eight recordings on CD with two of them on cassette tape. The first recording is” On The Street Corner”, the second is entitled “Festival Time In Ennis”, the third recording is “The Easy Life”, the fourth is “A Czech & Then Some Christmas”, and the fifth is “Polkas For Everyone”. The band’s sixth recording is” A Tribute – 10 Years of Playing Polkas and Waltzes”,” A Texas Tribute to Ernie Kucera & His Nebraska No. 1 Polka Band”. The band's latest record is “Play Old Time Polkas and Waltzes”. 

Website: http://czechandthensome.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CzechandThenSome/

ABOUT THE BAND /
BAND MEMBERS /

DANNY ZAPLETAL

TRUMPET, KEYBOARD, VOCALS

DAVID CZARNEK

SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, GUITAR

DAVID SLOVAK

ACCORDION, PIANO, GUITAR, BASS, PERCUSSION, VOCALS

JENNIFER SLOVAK

SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, GUITAR, PERCUSSION

JOHN SCHUMACHER

BASS, VOCALS

JOSH ZAPLETAL

TRUMPET, GUITAR

MICHELLE SLOVAK

SAXOPHONE, CLARINET, KEYBOARD

ZEKE MARTINEZ

PERCUSSION, GUITAR, VOCALS