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.
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.
Kovanda's Czech Band is presented by Friends of Old World Music, a Texas non-profit designated in the USA as eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. Contributions go to operating expenses; we are volunteers who love continuing the Czech Dechovka style.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 gift to help support authentic Czech music, please contact us:
George or Kathryn Jolly
P. O. Box 271688
Houston, Texas 77277-1688
Telephone: (713) 728-3750
335 Hill Street
Sealy, Texas 77474
Telephone: (979) 885-7144
- 2020 COVID-19 / Coronavirus update (as of September 2, 2020)
This has been a year of great change for most people, and great sadness for all too many. Many events were cancelled, and we are still advised to avoid large public gatherings. As we write this update, some venues are again hosting live music, but others still are not. You can find information about such opportunities at polkabeat.com.
The virus is still spreading, and vaccines are not yet here. Many of you, our friends, are in higher-risk groups, as are many of our musicians. One of our musicians and his wife are recovering from COVID-19 now.
We hope all of you, and all of us, will be well and hopeful for a better tomorrow.
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: