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Lane, Noyes


"If it's not a polka, it ain't music," says Noyes Lane. For the past 33
years, Noyes has promoted polkas, especially the Cleveland style. He has hosted bus tours across the polka belt to cities such as Cleveland. He added polka trips to Europe to his promotion package, and latched onto the title of "Polka Tour Master."

Noyes grew up in Milwaukee where his parents introduced him to polka music.

He managed Wisconsin-based polka festivals for many years at the
Nightingale Ballroom in Menomonee Falls and at the Blue Canary in
Milwaukee. He served as president of the Wisconsin Polka Boosters, in 1983, and was a founder of the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame. Noyes received the prestigious European American Music Award, in 1994, and Promoter of the Year award by the Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame, in 1997.

The first appearance by a polka band in a presidential inaugural parade was organized by Noyes in 1997. Noyes moved to Arizona in 1999. He joins his wife Barbara Lane on the Trustees Honor Roll.


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