Monday, December 8, 2008

2008 Season in Rearview Mirror

Great job on the concert and the 2008 season. We have been very fortunate to have grown this year. We have added new members, and it seems more people are involved than ever before. In 2008 we created this website which has seen over 1000 visitors, we have had an increase in the number of requests for concerts, and though not ideal - we stabalized our rehearsal location.

I am looking forward to 2009, it is going to be an exciting year, with many opportunities for us. We have a great opportunity to increase our brand, build on our history and have a lot of fun.

Goals for 2009:
1. Play more Polish Music
2. Increase our Membership & Balance our Sections
3. Continue to involve more and more of our members in day to day operations

Just as a reminder, we are going to start back up Tuesday January 6th, 2009. (need someone to bring snacks) In January we are going to play through some completely different folders, and I'm sure you all have some suggestions. Forward them to Troy, post them on the website in the "chat box", or reply to this email and I'll try to get Troy to put them in the folders.

We have already scheduled some concerts, and have some exciting events and guests in the works.

Hope to see you soon!

-Nathan Pienta

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday night- thanksgiving a week early

Last night


8lbs 13.5 oz

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jessica's Joke of the Day

Why couldn't Mozart find his piano teacher?

----------He was Haydn!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

when will baby be born?

Starting a pool to pick when the baby will be born.

Post  your dates in the box or email them and I’ll post them on the calendar.

Go to the link below to vote


Thank you,




Monday, October 27, 2008

Concert Title - Golden Friendships

Current Program Order

God Bless Poland

Jeske Polska

Star Spangled Banner

Washington Post (Introduction to the Band and dedication to Howard)

A Night in June

Rippling Ruby

James Swearingen piece

Macarana (soloist Roger Gorlewski)

Sound of Music – Bob Krichbaum conducting

Amazing Grace –(clark arr. - shortened version) Bob Krichbaum conducting

Armed Forces Salute – Bob Krichbaum conducting

Golden Friendships

Clarinet Escapade

Vilia Waltz

Night Before Christmas (Sandy Stewart narrator)

Bells of Christmas

Christmas Festival

Its Christmas (sing-a-long) – Jim Sr.

Polonia at Christmas – Jim Sr.

Sleigh Ride – Jim Sr.

National Emblem

Monday, September 29, 2008

President's Own Marine Band

The Marine Band is in our area this month.


The Toledo Show is sold out, but if you call ahead they may still have tickets in Ann Arbor.


Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Ann Arbor, MI

Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan

League Ticket Office

911 N. University, 128 MI League

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 764-2538


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Basses on a Rampage

Japanese war tuba

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

photograph featuring two Japanese acoustic locators mounted on 4-wheel carriages, taken in the 1930s The Japanese war tuba is a colloquial name sometimes applied to Imperial Japanese Army acoustic locators due to their visual resemblance to the musical tuba. The name derived from a misidentification, probably in jest, of a historical photo from the 1930s featuring the Japanese emperor Hirohito inspecting the acoustic locators with anti-aircraft guns in the background.

Acoustic location

Acoustic location was used from mid-World War I to the early years of World War II for the passive detection of aircraft by picking up the noise of the engines. It was rendered obsolete before and during World War II by the introduction of radar, which was far more effective.

Many examples of acoustic location mirrors can still be found on the seacoast of Britain to this day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

St. Hedwig's to host symphony

The Toledo Symphony will launch its Medical Mutual of Ohio Neighborhood Concert Series at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 with a performance in historic St. Hedwig's Church, 2916 LaGrange St. Initiated by St. Hedwig's organist Shirley Czyzewski - a former Toledo Symphony staff member - the concert commemorates the 69th anniversary of the German Third Reich's invasion of Poland. St. Hedwig's was organized on Oct. 16, 1875, by the Toledo Polonia (Polish community), many of whose members had fled their homeland because of domination by German ruler Otto von Bismarck and Prussians in Poland. Resident conductor Chelsea Tipton II will lead an all-Polish program with music by Frederic Chopin and Henryk Gorecki. Toledo soprano Carol Dusdieker will be featured soloist in Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs." Proceeds from the concert will go toward repairing the church's 101-year-old organ. Tickets are $10 at the church, which will open at 2 p.m. for listeners.



Monday, September 15, 2008

Handbell Choir

On Sunday November 30th our band will be having a concert at Lourdes College, and we would like to invite bell choirs to join us.  The music will be provided in advance and we would have a dress rehearsal on the Tuesday before. 


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Joyce Folta

Joyce was our band mom.

Joyce served this band for many years, and on Saturday Stan Czerminski told me, “she could make a gourmet meal out of anything.”

She cooked for us, she talked us through tough times, and she taught us many things.

Just having her around made things a little better,  hopefully we don’t spoil in her absence.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Rehearsal Tonight

Hope to see you tonight at the Point Place VFW.


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Frances Joyce Folta

Frances Joyce Folta, age 71, of Toledo, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, in The Toledo Hospital. She was born on March 8, 1937 in Toledo to Stanley and Mary (Pokrywka) Gajewski. Formerly known as Sr. Mary Leonard, Joyce was a member of the Franciscan Community for 26 years, working as a teacher and administrator in schools throughout Ohio and Michigan. She was a longtime parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church where she taught in the Elementary School and was a member of the church's Altar Rosary Society. Joyce married the love of her life, Richard Folta on June 9, 1979. She loved Polish music and was a strong supporter and "Band Mom" of the Polish American Concert Band. She was also a member of the "Old Timers Breakfast Club" and personal secretary for her husband, a former Grand Knight and 4th Degree Honor Guard with the Knights of Columbus. An angel to her family and friends, Joyce always put the needs of others before her own. Proud to be called "Busia", she was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren who were her favorite hobby, and her five furry granddogs. In addition to her loving husband, Richard, Joyce's survivors include her daughters, Sherrylynn (Victor "Skip") Taylor of Doylestown, PA and Susan (Keith) Snyder of Sylvania, OH; grandchildren, Sean, Stacey, and Christopher Taylor, and Danielle and Matthew Snyder; and brother, Leonard (Mary) Gajewski. Her parents, Stanley and Mary; brother, Daniel Gajewski; and sister, Sr. Mary Grace Gajewski preceded her in death. Family and friends may visit on Friday from 4-8 p.m. in the Sujkowski Funeral Home Northpointe, 114-128 East Alexis Rd., where members of the Knights of Columbus St. Lawrence Council will lead a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Services will begin on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. and continue with the Funeral Mass in St. John the Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Toledo. Memorial donations may be given to the Polish American Concert Band. Please view and offer online condolences at

Monday, August 25, 2008

No Rehearsal until Sept. 9th

Great concert on Saturday – hopefully you are all recovered by now.  The summer concert season is over and we are going to take a few weeks off.

When we start back on September 9th  we will play through some old war horses for a month, before starting into any concert music.


Also of note, we have been contacted by the Toledo Polish Genealogy Society to participate in a new book about Polish Toledo.  


Happy Labor Day,




Wednesday, August 20, 2008

German American Festival : Saturday 2-6pm

This Saturday from 2-6pm we will be performing at the German American Festival.

Music and Stands will be provided. 

Entrance Tickets have been passed out, if you did not receive one please contact me and we can arrange something.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Something Special: Tuesdays

There are some special things about our band that we often take for granted.  In the past year we have shared more time, stories, and food with each other than some families. We have shared the loss of loved ones, the excitement of new ones, and mostly we have shared ourselves.  Time on earth is limited and the fact that we choose to share so much together is something special.  Thank God for music, and thank you for your friendship and the joy you bring to Tuesdays.




Double Feature

Tuesday 730 – 9 Eleanor Kahle Senior Center (bring your own stands)

Saturday 2-6 German American Festival (stands provided)



Monday, August 4, 2008

Reminder: no Tuesday rehearsal this week

Just a reminder, no Tuesday rehearsal this week.  We do have a concert on Wednesday at Olander Park. Try to get there at 6:30pm; down beat at 7pm.

Music & stands will be provided, bring your own instrument (B.Y.O.I.)


Thank you,




Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Our Schedule

Tuesday Aug 5    NO REHEARSAL

Wednesday Aug 6   7pm Concert at Oleander Park - Sylvania, OH 

Tuesday Aug 12   7:30pm Rehearsal - Point Place VFW 

Tuesday Aug 19   7:30pm Concert: Eleanor Kahle Senior Center - Eleanor Kahle Senior Center , Toledo, OH 

Saturday Aug 23   12pm German American Festival - Oregon, OH 

Tuesday Aug 26  NO REHEARSAL

Tuesday Sep 2   NO REHEARSAL

Tuesday Sep 9 Rehearsals resume



Monday, July 28, 2008

No Rehearsal on 8/5/08

No Tuesday rehearsal next week - the next day we have a concert at Olander Park


Thank you,




Thursday, July 24, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Polish Review

Excellent Sound!  Our blend, balance and tone were the best of the year.  We were very focused and have much to be proud of.  The crowd was entertained and we all seemed to have a good time.  A lot of people in the audience look forward to that concert every year - and I believe we lived up to and surpassed their hopes.  See you upstairs on Tuesday.


Thank you,




Friday, June 27, 2008

A night at the hen house

Independence Day at Point Place VFW

The PAC Band will play from 12:00 - 12:30pm on July 4, 2008 at the Point Place VFW as part of their flag raising ceremony.

The band will play the Armed Forces Salute, God Bless America, American Patrol, Men of Ohio March, and The Washington Post


"At the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, the United States had no official national flag. The Grand Union Flag has historically been referred to as the "First National Flag"; although it has never had any official status, it was used throughout the American Revolutionary War by George Washington and formed the basis for the design of the first official US flag." -Wikipedia



Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Howard R. Bogdanski

BOGDANSKI Howard R. Howard R. Bogdanski of the Point and Shoreland Community, died on Sunday, June 22, 2008, in his residence at the age of 76. Howard worked for COSCO Graphics for 43 years, retiring in 1993. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1950 where his love of music started. Howard was a member of the former Ambassador Baton and Drum Corp and played in the P.A.C. Band for 50 years. On any Sunday Howard could be found at 12 o'clock sharp ushering where he was a member at St. John's the Baptist Catholic Church. Having served honorably, as a proud veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War, he was also a member of the V.F.W. post 3265. Howard also enjoyed crossword puzzles, the Detroit Tigers, and Notre Dame Football as well. Howard's love for the outdoors showed in his enjoyment of gardening and attending to his yard. Howard was preceded in death by parents, Richard G. and Anna F. (Cialkowski) Bogdanski; as well as his brother; Robert. Left to cherish his memory are loving wife of 51 years, Rose Ann; son, Bruce Bogdanski and daughters, Luann Bogdanski and Diane (Daryl Lukas) Jones; grand-children, Delaney and Alex and sister, Gloria Emerson. Family will receive visitors in the David R. Jasin Funeral Home, 5300 N. Summit St. (419-726-1583) on Wednesday, June 25, 2008 from 2-8 p.m. with V.F.W. services at 7 p.m. Prayers will begin in the funeral home Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. and will proceed to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church were services will begin at 10 a.m. Interment is at Calvary Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Pro Medica Hospice or Polish American Concert Band, c/o Treasurer, 911 Page St., Toledo, OH 43608. Condolences, memories and photos may be left for the family at:

Monday, June 23, 2008

Howard Bogdanski

Our dear friend and fellow band member Howard Bogdanski passed away yesterday, Sunday June 22, 2008. Howard was a past president, the official historian, and a dedicated member of our percussion section. His stories, jokes and most of all his friendship will be greatly missed.

The following times are tentative, more specifics to follow:

The viewing will be on Wednesday from 2- 8pm at Jasin Funeral Home .5300 Summit at 126th Street Toledo, OH 43611. The funeral will be on Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Point Place. The official obituary will be in the Blade tomorrow.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Mud Hens stuff on Tuesday

Reminder to make sure to pay Steve this Tuesday for any tickets, and all wrist bands and trinkets will be passed out.  If you can 't make it please contact me to arrange something.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

FW: Wildwood pictures

Here are some pictures of EPIC members with the PAC Band.  These pictures are part of a scavenger hunt - here is a link for more information.


Subject: Wildwood pictures


Thanks again for letting us get a few shots with the band. 


Layne Richardson


Wildwood - video taken with camera phone

Sorry, this is terrible sound quality (I took it with my phone)- Still, it is fun to see.


closing pins

Quite a few compliments from the audience at the Manor House. I received a request for "Under the Double Eagle," and told the gentleman we didn't have it in our folders, so I told him to come to the German American Festival and we'd play it there.
The wind added some excitement and it seems like we all got a lesson in the use of clothes pins.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

June 16th, 2008

Wildwood Metro Park

Monday, June 16, 2008

Tuesday Rehearsal Cancelled for 6/17/08

Upcoming Events

  • Tonight - 6/16/08 - Wildwood Manor House - 6pm
  • 6/17/08 - Rehearsal Cancelled
  • 6/27/08 - Social Event - Mudhens: Polish American Night
  • 7/4/08 - Point Place VFW
  • 7/13/08 - Polish American Festival
  • 8/6/08 - Olander Park Concert
  • 8/19/08 - Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center
  • 8/23/08 - German American Festival
  • 11/30/08 - Fall Winter Concert

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Concert at Howard's tonight

I just got off the phone with Rose and we are all set for playing at
Howard's house tonight. We will meet at the VFW at 7:30 and walk down to
Howard's. We will have the march books, so bring your lyres.
The house address is 2851 123rd St, but we will go down 124th and play
in the back yard. See you tonight.


Monday, June 9, 2008

Monday June 16th (next week, not today)

Ice Cream Social Wildwood Preserve, Lawn, 6 to 8 p.m. The 45-member Polish American Concert Band will keep your feet a tappin' as you feast on creamy ice cream and delicious cakes and brownies. Sponsored by the Manor House Volunteers. Refreshments: 50 cents each item. In case of rain, meet at the Ward Pavilion. Fee: Free

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Luther Home of Mercy - Concert Review

Excellent Concert Last Night! I hope you were able to hear some of the many compliments from the residents.
I was a little disipointed we didn't have more guest conductors, but I heard afterwords that some of the residents were asked to stay seated.
Here are some pictures from the night.
We avoided taking pictures with residents, because we didn't ask for their permission - and didn't really know their policy.

Enjoy your Memorial Day, and we'll get together Tuesday - Downstairs.

Warm regards,


Friday, May 16, 2008

Call list

We'll start a call chain on Friday or Saturday - so all members know the following information:

1.      Concert this Tuesday 7-8pm in Williston, OH. Wear summer uniforms.

2.      No Memorial Day Concert.

3.      We will rehearse the Tuesday after Memorial Day.


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wash that uniform

Dust off the uni's and make sure they fit,

We PAC band folks are gonna to play a bit.

With spit valves, ketchup and Kielbasas flying'

Our uniform stains have been multiplying.

For those white polos and t-shirts each,

I recommend color-resistant bleach.

But for the dark pants, I kid you not,

Please do not bleach, for they will spot.


Memorial Day Event Cancelled

Unfortunately, the PAC Band won't be playing at this year's Memorial Day service. With the event changing from a parade to a service, somethings were overlooked. The band looks forward to participating in this event in the future.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Directions to Luther Home of Mercy

Luther Home of Mercy
From Toledo take route 51, Woodville Rd., east, to route 579, at theWoodville Mall. Go left (east) on 579, travel about 7 miles into thetown of Williston, go right on Main Street, travel about 1/4 mile,you'll see the Administration building on the right.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Lincoln Portrait

Hear is a link to Lincoln Portrait, a piece we may play at the Fall Winter Concert.

Let me know what you think.






Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Corpus Christi - Sunday May 25th

The Corpus Christi Mass will start at St. Adelbert’s at 10am.

This is the Sunday before Memorial Day.

Stas' is heading this up - we will have a rehearsal on this Next week at the end of normal rehearsal.

Make sure to see Stas' if you are going to be at the Mass.


Monday, May 5, 2008

Tickets are in for the Mudhens

Steve Majer has the tickets for the Mud Hens game. Remember they are $15 and we have 4 extra if anyone is interested.


Library Updated

If you are interested in looking at the library more indepth, double click on the the library below and you can view it in Google Docs.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Officers meeting coming up

Tuesday May 6th or Tuesday May 13th depending on attendance

Monday, April 28, 2008


We are upstairs the last week of April and the first week of May.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Downstairs - April 22nd

We are downstairs this week.



Thursday, April 17, 2008

Corpus Christi - Sunday May 25th

The Corpus Christi Mass will start at St. Adelbert’s at 10am.

This is the Sunday before Memorial Day.

We will discuss this more at rehearsal.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Save the Date - 8/19/08

7pm Tuesday August 19th, 2008

Eleanor M. Kahle Senior Center

1315 Hillcrest Ave, Toledo, OH

Ice Cream Social

Coordinator: Cathy McVicker



Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Upstairs - April 15th

Rehearsal is upstairs on the 15th, don't forget to do your taxes.
More pictures added to Howard's history page.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Worth noting

To clarify, the PAC Band is not performing at the Mud Hens game - this is just social event some members may want to attend.

You may notice different pictures on the website - Thank you Howard Bogdanski, Dick & Joyce Folta, and Jessica Pienta.

Also, Howard and I are working to place his historical pictures and notes on the website. Visit the picture albums on the right of the homepage by double clicking and selecting "slideshow." More pictures and captions will follow. If you have pictures you would like to share, I remind you to email them or bring them to rehearsal. Howard loaned me his book and I am scanning them in. We will go through and add captions soon.


Friday, March 28, 2008

Friday, June 27th - Mudhens - Polish American Night at 5th/3rd Field

This is a social event sponsored by PRCUA.

Paul Wenzel Jr, the current president of PRCUA and has helped us to set this up. PRCUA has 400 tickets reserved and the PAC Band currently has 25 of those tickets reserved for members of the band. If you are interested and have not signed up please email me or sign up at a rehearsal. This is not a PAC Band concert, just a social event that some members may choose to attend.

  • $15 per person
  • includes game ticket
  • pre-game concert pass to see Touch of Brass
  • post-game concert by Touch of Brass at PRCUA Hall
  • a souvenir
  • post-game fireworks

2008 PAC Band Events - Details to follow

5/20/08 - Luther Home of Mercy
5/26/08 - Memorial Day
6/16/08 - Wildwood Manor House
6/27/08 - Social Event - Mudhens: Polish American Night
7/4/08 - Point Place VFW
7/13/08 - Polish American Festival
8/6/08 - Olander Park Concert
8/23/08 - German American Festival
11/30/08 - Fall Winter Concert

Monday, March 24, 2008

Calling all photographers...

If you have some pictures of the PAC Band and would like to share them, then email them to If these aren’t in digital format; bring them to rehearsal and we can easily scan them.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


  • PAC Band's full band library is posted at bottom of this webpage - view at your pleasure. The larger window will now make viewing much easier.

  • Updated officers list has been added to website

  • Rehearsal will be downstairs on 3/25/08

  • We will hopefully have a printed schedule of all summer events available 4/1/08

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tuesday Rehearsal Upstairs 3-18-08


Save the Date: Tues. May 20th

7pm-8pm Free Concert for Residents

Luther Home of Mercy

Williston, Ohio


Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ziemkiewicz, Ernest A.

Ernest A. Ziemkiewicz, 69, of Lambertville, MI, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 10, 2008. He was born December 11, 1938, in Toledo, to Anthony and Mary Ziemkiewicz. Ernie was a retired printer for the Toledo Blade where he worked for 36 years in the composing room. A respected musician/ percussionist, Ernie played drums with such groups as the PNA Band, the 555th Air National Guard Band, and many local polka, jazz and big bands as well as the Toledo Symphony. He taught Applied Music at the University of Toledo and was well respected as a teacher as well as a musician. He was a member of the Sylvania Moose Lodge and the Masons. Ernie enjoyed golfing and fishing with family and friends and was known for his humor and friendly way. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Mary Ziemkiewicz. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Shirley Ziemkiewicz; his children, Pam (Tom) Rumpf, Ernie Jr. (Carla), Denise (Mark) Lykowski, and Marie (Chuck) Nichols; grandchildren Liz and T.J. Rumpf, Rachel and Lindsay Lykowski, Adam and Haley Nichols. Also surviving is his sister-in-law, Norma (Roman) Zawodni; aunt, Lottie Schmidbauer; cousin, Dorothy Mioduszewski; niece, Bonnie (Eric) Johanssen; nephews, Ken Zawodni and Rick (Denise) Zawodni; as well as many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to visit from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue, (between Douglas and Secor Roads), where Collingwood Lodge will conduct Masonic Services at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, from the funeral home. Interment will be in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Polish American Concert Band. Online condolences may be made at

Playin' the tub

In the absence of a bass drum for the evening, a garbage can is
surprisingly acoustically flexible.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


PAC Band Rehearsal

7:30 to 9:00 pm

Downstairs tonight


Monday, March 10, 2008

Downstairs this week

Hopefully the weather is better; rehearsal will be downstairs this week.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

March 4, 2008: Old Man Winter Wins Again

Hello, I regretfully report the loss of our most recent attempt to practice. March 4, 2008's rehearsal is cancelled due to the mighty forces of Old Man Winter. Have no fear, we will conquer him on Tuesday, March 12, 2008, at the downstairs battlefield of the Point Place VFW. Until then, my comrades, enjoy the snow and ready yourselves for next week's battle.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Upstairs March 4th

This week we are upstairs.

the second week of the month, and the 4th week of the month we are downstairs.



Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rehearsal Cancelled - 2/26/08

The weather won - take a break, you deserve it. No rehearsal tonight.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Save the Date

August 6th, 2007 at 7pm

PAC Band to perform at Milton Olander Park

Sylvania, OH

Special thanks to Roger Barnes for arranging this event.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Walter D. Rutkowski

Jim Rutkowski’s father passed away Saturday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim and his family.

Walter D. Rutkowski, 87, of Toledo, passed away February 16, 2008, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Toledo. He was born on March 5, 1920, to Stanley and Mary (Zientek) Rutkowski in Toledo. He was a World War II U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the European African Middle Eastern Campaign receiving the WWII Victory Medal and 4 Bronze Stars. Walter worked and retired after 42 years for Toledo Pressed Steel. He was a member of St. Hyacinth Parish where he was also an usher, a member of their Holy Name Society, and past Boy Scout Leader for many years. Walter was also a member of American Legion Przybylski Post 642. He enjoyed gardening, fishing on Lake Erie, mushrooming, woodworking and golfing. Walter was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lillian (Zaracki), spending 43 wonderful years together; his parents and by 12 siblings. He will be dearly missed by his daughter, Pat (Bob) Raczkowski; sons, Ronald (Debbie), Jim (Barbara), and Allan Rutkowski; grandchildren, David, Alison (Mike), Shawn, Scott, Sarah and Grace; great- grandchildren, Katie, Molly, Anna and Mary and sister, Rose (Stanley) Kapp. Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., on Monday from 5-8 p.m. with recitation of the Rosary at 6 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. with A.L. Przybylski Post Services at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hyacinth Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors by the Lucas County Veterans Burial Corp. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Notre Dame Academy or St. Francis de Sales High School. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio and Windhaven Elderly Care for all of their compassionate care and support.

Monday, February 18, 2008

2/19 Rehearsal Pieces

323 West Side Story

480 Disney at the Movies

481 The Little Mermaid

482 Mancini Magic

483 Pirates of the Caribbean

620 Kiss Me Kate

751 The Liberty Bell March

1408 Chicago Tribune March

1416 Circus Bandwagon


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rehearsal Cancelled for Tonight 2/12

Rehearsal is cancelled for tonight 2/12/08.  Please pass along the word ASAP.

See you next week at our new rehearsal time of 7:30 pm






Wednesday, February 6, 2008

How the Band found Jim Bayes

"When I retired from he 555th AF Band, Ohio after 41 years, there was an article in the Blade about my retirement. Bill Bachar saw the article and said they needed a "Good" trombone. I have been playing since - for 14 years" James A. C. Bayes

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

New Rehearsal Time

~Hello Everybody!
Remember that we will rehearse at 7:30PM starting next week, Tuesday, February 12, 2008. The band voted and this is our rehearsal time from now on.
Also, we will have elections next week, Tuesday, February 12, 2008 for all officer positions. If you are interested in a position and will not be able to make it to that rehearsal, please contact Stas' Rutkowski ASAP.
**Please share the news with any bandmembers you noticed missing from last week's practice (February 5).**

Monday, February 4, 2008

Tomorrow is Fat Tueday!

Friday, February 1, 2008

New Features on

Lots of changes have taken place on the website in a short amount of time.

o A chatbox was added for your comments

o New surveys have been posted

o You can automatically have new postings emailed to you

o The entire library is now posted on the webpage

If you want to automatically receive email updates when new information is posted, then subscribe to this email list by clicking here, or by entering your email address on the side bar of the website. When new content is added to the website an email will be sent directly to you; and if you don’t want to continue receiving the email you can easily have it stopped. All of these changes have been added because of suggestions from band members.


PAC Band Library now online

Enjoy browsing through the PACBand library, leave a note in the chat box, or let me know what you want to play by taking the survey.


This is a test of the feedburn.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Polish Night at Mud Hens - Friday June 27th, 2008

Save the date for Polish American Night at Fifth Third Field. More information to come.

Little Sisters Concert Review

2008 is shaping up to be a great season. Last night the concert at the Little Sisters of the Poor went really well. The acoustics were terrible and the room made it difficult to balance, but we overcame those obstacles for an enjoyable evening – appreciated by all. The band looked and sounded great. One of the residents said to Jessica, “We have a lot of bands come through here each year, but you are by far the very best. Thanks for coming.”

Next week (Feb. 5) we will sight read a bunch of music, and the week after that (Feb. 12) we will have elections.

- Nathan

Thursday, January 24, 2008

You want to play what?!

check out the new survey over on the side bar ->

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Program - Little Sisters of the Poor - 1/29/08 - 7-8 pm


Star Spangled Banner

Jeszcze Polska Nie Zginela

Tesknota Za Ojczyzna Marsz


Unita Polka

Don Quixote Mov. III

Don Quixote Mov. I

Clarinet Candy

The Syncopated Clock

Lights Out

The Admiral Overture

Colonel Bogey March

The Walking Frog

Americans We

Sleigh Ride

Friday, January 18, 2008

Welcome to

This can be a great communication tool for PAC Band members and their audience.

At the bottom of this page you will find an updated interactive calendar.

New events, links, pictures, and video will be added regularly. Please forward any thing of interest.

Also - this can be a great way for sharing ideas about what music we would like to perform and what our audience would like to hear.