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Joe Stanky contributes to John Stevens ' Such A Happy Day' charity album
This 2014 benefit CD for the NKH Foundation features: Joe Stanky, Mike Magdon, John Stevens, Hank Guzevich, and Eddie Biegaj. A Portion of the proceeds will go towards the NKH foundation.

Joe Stanky contributes to PA MerryMakers 'Reunion' album
Released in 2013, it features John Evanina, Joe Stanky, Alan Piatkowski, Tom Butash, Mike Magdon, Father Stephen Evanina, and Bill Erdman on 16 great tunes (13 polkas, 3 waltzes, & 1 oberek)! Hear Poor Man's Gold from the album now!

New DVD videos now for sale
Three DVDs of the Cadets are now available. The live shows are from 2010, 2004 and 1989. Download the order form.

Select Cadets Tunes Now Available for Free
Six tunes, one from each album, can now be downloaded for free in high quality MP3 format (192Kb). Simply click on the links below or in the Store.

  Cadet Polka (2.5mb)
  Angel Baby (3.6mb)
  Polka Dancer (3.6mb)
  Nickels & Dimes (5.7mb)
  Dancing Mouse (3.7mb)
  Sing Me Back Home (3.7mb)

Cadets now on YouTube
Watch the Cadets play at New York Mills, NY on YouTube!

The Music of the Cadets Featured in New Independent Film in 2006
A new indie film by Jason Sherry entitled "Cubes" features the music of Joe Stanky & the Cadets. The film recently played at the Woods Hole Film Festival as well as at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival. Hopefully it will be coming to a theater near you soon. The film also features the music of the Barenaked Ladies and many others. For more information see the Cubes website.

Joe Stanky Performs with Brave Combo
Joe Stanky performed with the great Carl Finch and Brave Combo at the Trillo, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Combo performed the Cadet song Polka Dancer and Joe did the vocals. Check out the pic!
Joe Stanky & Carl Finch of Brave Combo

Cadets Tune on Grammy Winning Album
A favorite Joe Stanky tune from the Band for Hire album entitled Polka Dancer was recently covered by Brave Combo on their latest all polka CD, Polkasonic. And guess what? It won a Grammy! Best Polka Album of 1999-2000. A great version of the song and a well deserved and long overdue win by Combo. Congrats to Carl and the boys.

 Smurlo's Grand Piano
Sing Me Back Home!
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