Old Photo of Man Playing Tuba Friends of Old World Music, a Texas non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, home of Kovanda's Czech Band, P. O. Box 79155, Houston, Texas 77279-9155

Welcome to Kovanda's Czech Band Home Page!

We are a traditional Czech Brass Band featuring Euphoniums and an Eb Clarinet! And, of course, trumpets, Bb Clarinets, trombone, percussion and tuba. We are happy to present for your enjoyment the Old World tradition of the large Czech Brass Band.

Visit our page on Facebook. See us on YouTube at Eddie Kosar's channel. You can also search YouTube for us or for Christiana or for Robert Ermis.

Read a brief history of our band, or view or download our group photo. Read a delightful Houston Press article about us and our friends at Treemont Retirement Community, written by Jesse Sendejas, Jr.

You can obtain recordings of our band and see listings of the song titles for each recording. We have a schedule of upcoming appearances. And for history buffs, our performance schedules from previous years: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

We also have a few links to other Czech and Polka music related web sites. In memoriam, remembering Robert Ermis.

If you would like more information about our band, if you would like us to appear at your festival, or if you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help support authentic Czech music, please contact us:

Bookings or Schedule Information Recording sales or Donations

George or Kathryn Jolly
P. O. Box 271688
Houston, Texas 77277-1688
Telephone: (713) 728-3750


Steven Kutra
335 Hill Street
Sealy, Texas 77474
Telephone: (979) 885-7144

Upcoming appearances by Kovanda's Czech Band! If you're making travel (or other) plans and want to be certain of correct information, please feel free to contact us for the latest schedule information. Or view a printer-friendly schedule or a large print schedule.

2020 COVID-19 / Coronavirus update (as of March 15, 2020)
As we write this, many events are being cancelled, and we are being advised to avoid large public gatherings. Because of that, anything we post here should be considered tentative and subject to change.

Many of you, our friends, are in the higher-risk group, as are many of our musicians. We hope all of you, and all of us, stay well and hopeful.

The USA Center for Disease Control has a web site of information and guidance that will be updated as the situation develops. You can access it here:


September 6, 2020 (Sunday)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Picnic
Knights of Columbus Hall, Hallettsville, Texas
We play 11AM-1PM.

See our complete 2020 calendar

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