Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
OUTREACH: How You Can Help The Big Squeeze in 2018!
As in years past, the program has identified a couple of areas you can help in 2018!
1. Help us recruit young accordion players!
Once our application opens, help us spread the word about our program to every young accordion player in your community. We need entrants who are passionate about the accordion and music. Some...
Posted on Tue Jan 16, 2018
Interested in Sponsoring the Big Squeeze?
Big Squeeze Sponsorship Packet
The Big Squeeze program and showcase events are partnerships with local businesses, art galleries, record labels, non-profit arts organizations, local public school districts, and universities. We will work with your organization's budget. But, we are also accepting major sponsorships beginning at $5,...
Posted on Thu Jan 11, 2018
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THE BIG SQUEEZE ACCORDION CONTEST IS BACK FOR 2018
Texas Folklife Will Search for Top Young Accordion Talent in Showcases Across the State
Grand Prize Winners will be selected in the following updated four categories: Polka Grand Prize (Age 25 and under) Cajun & Zydeco Grand...
Posted on Fri Dec 8, 2017
Big Squeeze 2018Statewide Youth Accordion ContestSchedule, Contest Rules and Entry Form
So, YOU want to participate in the Big Squeeze 2018?
Just follow these steps!
***Accordionists can enter by performing two songs at any of the below showcases where they will be videotaped by Texas Folklife OR they can submit a video entry digitally, by mail or e-mail. They do not have to do both,...
Posted on Mon Apr 11, 2016
Posted on Wed Dec 10, 2014
Texas Folklife and the Bullock Texas State History Museum are pleased to announce that the Finals for the annual Big Squeeze accordion contest will take place at the museum on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the Lone Star Plaza in front of the museum (in case of rain it will be held inside), and is free and open to the public. The 10 Big...
Posted on Tue May 16, 2017
As children, Robbie and Charlie Bubenik never went longer than a month without a polka show. Whether with their father, Bob Suttie’s group, Texas Legacy Czech Band, or another polka band, the exposure to this music at an early age curated a deep knowledge of the songs and melodies that typify Texas Czech Polka music. It wouldn’t be long before listening...
Posted on Fri Aug 5, 2016
It was always a dream for Daniel Malik to perform with the famous polka musician Joe Patek. The Patek family were revered throughout the 20th century as one of, if not the, most popular polka orchestra throughout all of Texas. Many Texans may recognize the popular standard “Shiner Song,” an arrangement by the Patek band that has become the (un)official anthem of the Texas Czech people. So...