On October 31, 1998, Fritz's Polka Band celebrated their 20th anniversary. Joining them that historic night to celebrate were Canada's Polka King, Walter Ostanek and his band, along with The Polka Jets. This photo was taken at the conclusion of that great night in FPB history!
Fritz & Gabe are pictured here during the Oktoberfest at Blue Tusk in Syracuse, NY on October 17, 1998, as FPB performed to a capacity crowd that night.
Members of FPB crank out some Verona-style on August 30, 1998 in Ocean City, MD.
Rick and Fritz are shown here in the wee hours of some date unknown in August 1998 in Ocean City, MD, as members of FPB and The Polka Jets started a jam session in the parking lot of their motel.
In August 1998, during a late night (or early morning, whichever you prefer) room party in Ocean City, MD, Rick decides it's time to try out playing the accordion.
Fritz & Rick are pictured here with LynnMarie during a room party in Ocean City, MD, in August 1998. Fritz & LynnMarie cranked out some great tunes that night.
Rick and Fritz are pictured here with their good friend (and 3-time Grammy winner!), Walter Ostanek in Kirtland, Ohio on June 3, 1998, as Fritz's Polka Band took part in a tribute to Frank Yankovic.
Fritz is pictured here ripping through a tune on the button-box accordion on May 2, 1998, during FPB's gig at the Utica Memorial Auditorium in Utica, NY.
Frank, Fritz, & Fred are shown here with Mayor of Syracuse, NY, Roy Bernardi, on May 1, 1998, after performing as part of the Polish Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall in Syracuse.
Fritz & Gabe are shown here with their pal, Tom, on March 20, 1998, during Bill Flynn's Polka Weekend in Ellenville, NY