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.