Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fritz's Polka Band to be inducted into SAMMY's Hall of Fame

Fritz's Polka Band to be honored by the SAMMYS Oct. 6  (Photo: David Lassman/The Post-Standard)
Fritz's Polka Band will be inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMYs) Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place October 7th at 7 p.m. at Upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (246 West Willow St.)in Syracuse. Tickets to the induction dinner are $20.

“When I received the note from Liz Nowak (President of the Syracuse Area Music Awards Executive Board) indicating we were to be inducted, I was excited as well as surprised,” said Fritz Scherz, bandleader of FPB in a press release.

"To be inducted into the SAMMY's Hall of Fame is such an incredible honor! The guys in Fritz’s Polka Band are looking forward to taking part in the induction ceremony on the 7th of October. Although I’ll have full comments that evening, I do want to thank the SAMMY's Executive Board, our great fans, DJs, music critics, the media, and of course, our great sponsor, Jagermeister. Also, we want to thank all former members of Fritz’s Polka Band, especially my Dad (Fred Scherz Sr.) who passed away last year in November and was responsible for getting FPB started."

Scherz went on to thank the musicians who have sat in with the band over the years, including.

The 2010 Syracuse New Times Syracuse Area Music Awards Show will be held during MIC:Meet Interact Connect October 8 at the Oncenter (800 S. State St.). Tickets are $10 and available on the official SAMMY's Web site.

Congrats to Fritz, Gabe, Tom, Frank, and Mike for this well-deserved honor!

1 comments:

Fritz September 16, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

I know all the guys in FPB (Gabe, Tom, Frank, & Mike, and of course, me) are super excited. Thanks for posting!!

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