Music will Officially Start at the Conclusion of the Pageant -
Special Polka & Waltz Contests will take place at 9PM!!
Sponsored in Part by Cathy Slafka Plagens & Family!!
The Praha Bros. have been entertaining audiences throughout Texas since the band's formation in 1998. The Praha Bros. have performed at such notable events as Westfest, Ennis National Polka Festival, Czhilispiel, and Praha Prazska pout; Big Joe Polka Show, Mollie B. Polka Party, at numerous church picnics, various celebrations, dances, and polka worship.
The Praha Bros. have an unmistakable sound and style to which they play popular Czech polka and waltzes. The band plays a wide variety of music not limited to polkas and waltzes; but also country & western, rhythm & blues, rock, pop, Latin and tejano as well. The Praha Bros. can be heard throughout Texas, and a large part of the country on many polka radio programs as well as TV polka shows, streaming internet, and YouTube.
The Praha Bros. consist of: Billy Havlik, trumpet, tuba, accordion, vocals; David Fraga, trumpet; Russell Kalkbrenner, bass, keyboard; Henry Machicek, accordion, vocals; Tom Jones, saxophone, clarinet, guitar, vocals; Bernard Strmiska, drums, percussion. The Praha Bros. are based out of Temple, Texas and the surrounding Central Texas area.
The Praha Bros. released their first CD in 2000, self-titled "Praha Bros.", followed by a second release "Once Upon a Polka…" in 2003.