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FRITZ'S POLKA BAND

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Honors (updated 8/21/17)

Fritz Scherz: National Accordion Contest Champion Gibbon, MN 1989

Fred Scherz Sr: 50 Years of Musical Excellence Award Central New York Polka Fans Verona, NY 1995

Fritz's Polka Band: Placed in Top 10 Regional Releases Syracuse New Times Syracuse, NY 1996

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for SAMMY Award: "Best Dance/Cover Band" Syracuse, NY 1997

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for "Band of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1997

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for "Record of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1997

Fritz's Polka Band: Placed in Top 10 Central NY Recordings Syracuse Newspapers Syracuse, NY 1997

Fritz's Polka Band: Placed in Top 12 Regional Releases Syracuse New Times Syracuse, NY 1997

Fritz Scherz: Guest on Walt Ostanek's Grammy-Nominated Album: "Moments to Remember" St. Catherines,ONT 1997

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for "Band of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1998

Fred Scherz Sr.: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1998

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1998

Gabe Vaccaro: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1998

Tom Campbell: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1998

Tom Campbell: Nominated for "Best Vocal Performance" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1998

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for SAMMY Award: "Best Dance/Cover Band" Syracuse, NY 1999

Fritz's Polka Band: Proclamation of Fritz's Polka Band Community Recognition Day Syracuse, NY 1999

Fritz's Polka Band: First polka band to perform at a Woodstock Festival Rome, NY 1999

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for "Record of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1999

Fred Scherz Sr: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1999

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1999

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Button-Box Accordionist of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1999

Frank Nelson: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1999

Rick Szczyt: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 1999

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for "Band of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2000

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for "Record of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2000

Fred Scherz Sr.: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2000

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2000

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Button-Box Accordionist of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2000

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Best Vocalist" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2000

Tom Campbell: Nominated for "Best Vocalist" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2000

Gabe Vaccaro: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2000

Tom Campbell: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2000

Fritz's Polka Band: Song of the Year (Mikey J's Polka) Mid-York Weekly Newspaper Clinton, NY 2000

Fritz's Polka Band: "First Place in Media Division" Float Contest St. Patrick's Day Parade Utica, NY 2001

Frank Nelson: Nominated for "Best Musician/Sideman" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2001

Rick Szczyt: Nominated for "Best Musician/Sideman" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2001

Fritz's Polka Band: Placed in "Top 10 Local Releases for 2001" "Backstage Live Radio Show" Utica, NY 2001

Fritz's Polka Band: Placed in "Top 10 CNY Releases for 2001" Syracuse Newspapers Syracuse, NY 2001

Fritz's Polka Band: Placed in "Top 25 Songs of 2001" (Red Raven Polka) WALN Radio Bethlehem, PA 2001

Fritz's Polka Band: Placed in "Best of Polka Parade 2001" (Bialczak's Polka) WYMS Radio Milwaukee, WI 2001

Fritz's Polka Band: "First Place in Media Division" Float Contest St. Patrick's Day Parade Utica, NY 2002

Fritz's Polka Band: Sponsorship from Jagermeister New Rochelle, NY 2003

Fritz's Polka Band: "Band of the Month" for August www.tomaroundtheworld.com Syracuse, NY 2003

Gabe Vaccaro: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2003

Tom Campbell: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2003

Fritz's Polka Band: Proclamation of "A Day to Honor Fritz's Polka Band" in Oneida County Utica, NY 2003

Fritz's Polka Band: U.S. Congress Proclamation for "Fritz's Polka Band 25th Anniversary" Washington, DC 2003

Fred Scherz Sr.:  "2004 Trustee's Honor Roll Award" Winner Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame  Euclid, OH  2004

Fred Scherz Sr.:  Honor Award from Ag-Radio Network   Rome, NY  2005

Fred Scherz Sr.: Proclamation of "Fred Scherz Sr. Day" in Town of Verona    Verona, NY  2005

Fred Scherz Sr.:  Proclamation of "Fred Scherz Sr. Day" in Oneida County    Utica, NY  2005

Fred Scherz Sr.:  Letter of Recognition by New York State Governor, George Pataki   Albany, NY  2005

Fred Scherz Sr.: U.S. Congress Proclamation for Fred Scherz's 75th birthday  Washington, DC  2005

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for SAMMY Award: "Other Styles" Syracuse, NY 2006

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Song (Bialczak's Polka)   Just Plain Folks Music Organization   Santa Ana, CA 2006

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Song (Bubble's Polka)  Just Plain Folks Music Organization   Santa Ana, CA 2006

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Song (Uncle John's Waltz)  Just Plain Folks Music Organization  Santa Ana, CA 2006

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Album ("A Taste of Switzerland")  Just Plain Folks Music Organization Santa Ana, CA  2006

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Album ("FPB On Tap")  Just Plain Folks Music Organization Santa Ana, CA  2006

Fritz's Polka Band:  Winner of Best Polka Song (Bialczak's Polka)   Just Plain Folks Music Organization   Santa Ana, CA 2006

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for SAMMY Award:  "Best Recording Other Styles" Syracuse, NY  2008

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for New Original Song (Walter's Polka)  Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame   Euclid, OH  2008

Fritz's Polka Band:  Winner of International Category     Upper State Independent Awards    Syracuse, NY  2008

Fritz's Polka Band:  Placed in Top 12 songs "Best of 2008 Slovenian Category  http://www.247polkaheaven.com/  2008

Fritz's Polka Band:   Nominated for SAMMY Award:  "Best Recording Other Styles" Syracuse, NY  2009

Fritz's Polka Band:  Winner of SAMMY Award:  "Best Recording Other Styles" Syracuse, NY  2009

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Song (Grandparent's Polka)  Just Plain Folks Music Organization  Santa Ana, CA 2009

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Song (It Doesn't Matter)  Just Plain Folks Music Organization  Santa Ana, CA 2009

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Album ("Live at the New York State Fair" Just Plain Folks Music Organization Santa Ana, CA  2009

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for New Original Polka or Waltz (Please Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow)  Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame   Euclid, OH  2009

Fritz's Polka Band:  Winner of International Category     Upper State Independent Awards    Syracuse, NY  2009       

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for New Original Polka or Waltz (Come Home Safe)  Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame   Euclid, OH  2010

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for International Category         Upper State Independent Awards   Syracuse, NY  2010

Fritz's Polka Band:  Inducted into Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYS) Hall of Fame  Syracuse, NY  2010

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for International Category         Upper State Independent Awards   Syracuse, NY  2011

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for International Category         Upper State Independent Awards   Syracuse, NY  2013

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2014

Gabe Vaccaro: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2014

Frank Nelson: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2014

Mike Farino: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2014

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2015

Gabe Vaccaro: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2015

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Vocalist of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2015

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Song (Polka Time In The Morning)  Just Plain Folks Music Organization  Santa Ana, CA 2017

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Song (The Party Continues)  Just Plain Folks Music Organization  Santa Ana, CA 2017

Fritz's Polka Band:  Nominated for Best Polka Album ("The WSKG Sessions")  Just Plain Folks Music Organization  Santa Ana, CA 2017

Fritz's Polka Band: Nominated for "Band of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2017

Fritz Scherz: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2017

Gabe Vaccaro: Nominated for "Musician of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2017

Frank Nelson: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2017

Mike Farino: Nominated for "Sideman of the Year" Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Euclid, OH 2017

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