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!

In Memoriam

We lost our good friend and talented singer, accordion, and keyboard artist Robert Ermis on March 24, 2013. More information and photo are available here.

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.

See us on YouTube at Eddie Kosar's channel! You can also search for us or for Christiana or for Robert Ermis specifically.

Visit our page on Facebook!

Read a brief history of our band, or view or download our group photo. 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, and 2012. We also have a few links to other Czech and Polka music related web sites.

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.

March 15, 2014 (Third Saturday)
30th Annual Czech Heritage Festival, Louisiana Czech Heritage Association
Libuse, Louisiana
We play 1PM-5PM.
April 27, 2014 (Sunday)
Harris County Chapter, Czech Heritage Society of Texas
Spring Fest, SPJST Lodge 88, 1435 Beall St., Houston, Texas
We play 11AM-2:45PM
Spring Concert - date and time to be Determined
Treemont Retirement Community, in the front lobby area
2501 Westerland Drive, Houston, Texas
May 18, 2014 (Sunday)
Czech Heritage Society May Fest
We play 12 Noon - 4:00PM, Texas Czech Heritage Society Museum
250 West Fairgrounds Road, La Grange, Texas 78945 (off 77 north of 71 bypass)
(888) 785-4500 or (979) 968-9399
June 11, 2014 (Wednesday)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 125th anniversary Czech Heritage
We play 7PM-9PM
Liedertafel Hall
116 Lux Road, Sealy TX (northwest area of town)
June 22, 2014 (4th Sunday)
16th Annual Church Celebration
We play 11:00AM-12:30PM for the Fayetteville Brethren Church
The event is located at the Ellinger Chamber of Commerce Hall, Ellinger, Texas
August 31, 2014 (Sunday)
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Picnic
Knights of Columbus Hall, Hallettsville, Texas
We play 11AM-1PM.
Fall Concert - date and time to be determined
Treemont Retirement Community, in the front lobby area
2501 Westerland Drive, Houston, Texas
November 1, 2014 (Saturday)
The Austin Czech Historical Association Czech Night
Onion Creek Country Club
2510 Onion Creek Parkway, Austin, TX 78747
We play 6:30PM-11:30PM.

See our complete 2014 calendar

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