The Tady Orchestra were drafted into to Major League Baseball when the Pittsburgh Pirates offered them a lucrative deal for playing at PNC Park on the JUMBOTRON every third home game to introduce the teams mascot, Pirate Parrot shooting hot dogs into the stands with a pneumatic hot dog gun. Not only did the crowd go wild for the potential of catching a free hot dog, they went crazy for the band singing to the famous E-I-O song, or in this case, B-U-C-C-O!
The Tady Orchestra have been playing every style of music from Polka to Pop since 1963, and they’re still going strong today. Play every venue from dances, picnics, weddings, anniversaries, concerts, ocean cruises, to appearing in a television commercial, a feature film and recently the Mollie B Polka Party, which can be seen on Dish Network, Direct TV and Cable Television companies across the United States.
But, the fun doesn’t stop there for the Tady Orchestra. During their 50 plus years of performing, they have been recognized for their achievements by the Recording Academy with a Grammy Nomination in 1994, followed by becoming Grammy Award Participants in 1995 with the song “My Lu-Lu Belle Polka” on Walter Ostanek’s album “Accordionally Yours”. They’ve also been recognized by the National Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame when they received the