The Stan Saylor Band
A 6 piece band featuring Stan Saylor on accordion, Joe Stasa on drums, Cal Woolston on saxophone, Michael Fox on clarinet, Devin Hahn on trombone, and Terry Baker on trumpet.
The Stan Saylor Band specializes in Czech polkas and walzes, but they play all the major polka styles. They also play many old standards.
The Stan Saylor Band is available to play for weddings, public dances, festivals, or other events. Please contact Stan Saylor for pricing information and for scheduling arrangements. Please see our contact page for Stan's phone number, email address and business address.
The March 9 dance is free for the dance. The June 29, July 27, August 24, and September 21 dances are all $10.00 per person entrance fee for the dance. Drinks and food are available for purchase for all the dances (March 9 through September 21). Dinner and drinks are included with the entrance fee for the New Years Eve dance December 31. Stay posted for further details.2014 Band Schedule
- July 27, Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at ZCBJ Hall, Owosso, MI.
- August 24, Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at ZCBJ Hall, Owosso, MI.
- September 21, Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at ZCBJ Hall, Owosso, MI.
- December 31, Wednesday, New Years Eve Dance from 8:00 pm to 12:30 am,
ZCBJ Hall, Owosso, MI. Dinner to be served before the dance. Doors open at 5:00 for Dinner at 6:00 (PENDING). Stay posted for further details.
Stan Saylor Band Song Samples
Left click on the links below, and the song sample should start playing in your default media player. If the song files below don't play by left clicking on the links, please do the following. Right click links below, then select save target as. Save mp3 file to a location on your computer where you can find it. Navigate to the location of the mp3 file, then open it with your favorite media player.
Andulicka Polka sample: Andulicka Polka
Anicka Polka sample: Anicka Polka
At The Spring Waltz sample: At The Spring Waltz
Broke But Happy Polka sample:Broke But Happy Polka
Good Morning Polka sample: Good Morning Polka
Happy Moments Polka sample:Happy Moments Polka
It's Your Fault Polka sample:It's Your Fault Polka
Like A Rose Polka sample: Like A Rose Polka
Stan Saylor Band You Tube Videos
The following You Tube videos were recorded in August 14, 2011 at the Owosso ZCBJ.
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Dance Hall Polka
It's Your Fault Polka
When You're Smiling
The following You Tube videos were recorded on May 15, 2011 at the Owosso ZCBJ.
Hill and Dale Polka
If There Were No Music Polka
This Evening Polka
You Are Beautiful Polka
Stan Saylor's description of various Polka Styles
- Czech, or Bohemian
- Smooth music with lots of brass, bass tuba, drums and accordion. Lots of dynamics and expression.
- Snappy music, faster than czech. Uses accordion, saxophone, banjo and drums.
- Similar to czech but with more beat dynamics. Uses bass tuba, accordion, drums and lots of brass. There are now different varieties of german music played today by new generation musicians.
- Snappy polish hop. Uses trumpets, accordion, drums and other instruments. There are oberaks, polkas, and waltzes. Polish styles can be quite fast.
Stan Saylor plays all the above styles, both in his band, and as an individual performer.