Jim Raczkowski - co-founder" and "co-leader" of The New Direction Band, pointed the band in a new direction, does a lot of talking as our MC, sings and plays drums, give him a call if you need a band.
Ron Urbanczyk - the other "co-founder" and "co-leader" of the band, he is the business manager, handles the promotions and communications for the band and plays Concertina and some bass and keyboard, he authored a couple of books, wrote a lot of songs and even produced and directed the musical, Stas and Stella's Mostly Traditional Polish Wedding Dinner Theatre. Ron was inducted into the BUFFALO MUSIC HALL OF FAME, Class of 2011.
Bob Krupka aka Flash - on trumpet and backup vocals (the journeyman in the band because he's played with many bands and in lots of places too.)
Frank Zeczak - a new face with the band but a long time musician on clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax and trumpet and even some vocals. Frank also writes the musical arrangements for the band. A long time musician in the Buffalo area, sometimes called Country Frank because he grew up on a farm out in Arcade, NY. He's a college professor and a Baptist minister too. Pastor Frank has his own web site at www.polishpraise.com
Gene Rzeznik- we are excited for the return of one of our original band members a veteran musician who plays bass and guitat amd brings his special talents and vocals to the band. None other than the star of Stas and Stella's Mostly Traditional Polish Wedding aka Fr Geno....
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