The Rymanowski Brothers Orchestra is renowned in the Capital District of New York State. Their legacy started in late 1947 in Cohoes, NY by brothers John & Alex and has sustained continuance to the present day. This distinction has given them the title of the Capital District’s most favorite, longest running, Polish-American Polka Band. In addition, undoubtedly, one of the longest running bands in the nation.
The band expanded to an eight and nine piece orchestra in 1949. During the late 1940’s and through the 1950’s they recorded on the Lamb, Decca and Stella Record label. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, John’s sons, Dennis & Jerry joined the band at which time was scaled down to a five and six piece group.
In 1974 the band recorded an LP entitled, “We Believe in Polkas” their last recording was in 1981. Their newest recording, “Its About Time” was released in 2010 and was an immediate hit. With the CD hard to keep in stock, the demand is just overwhelming. Currently it is being aired on all Polish American programs nationwide as well on all the internet stations.
The group, not only plays the best in Polka music, but have long been known to exhibit the versatility to play a wide variety of American Pop and American Standards to please just about everyone.