The Squires perform Sunday at LeDuc
They play polkas, waltzes, classic rock, '50s and everything in between, and they will be in Hastings this week.
The Squires - Not Just Another Polka Band - will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the LeDuc house, 1629 Vermillion St. The appearance is part of the summer concert series sponsored by the Hastings Concert Association.
The four-piece band plays a variety of dance music with a unique and professional blend of saxophone.
For the past 15 years, The Squires have played monthly at the Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit, a popular German restaurant in Minneapolis.
This past December, the group taped two new one-hour shows for cable television's Polka Spotlight Around the World Show with Bev Rambough and John Bulajic.
Accordionist Greg Caza is one of the two original members of the band. He is from Afton and attended Stillwater High School. He sings lead along with making music on the accordion. He lives in Inver Grove Heights with his wife, Patty, and is a mechanic at a Chevrolet dealer.
Tom Colosimo, the drummer, is the other original member of the band. He grew up in Maplewood and attended Hill Murray High School. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with an accounting degree. He sings harmony on many of the tunes. He has played in a number of groups and played backup at Orchestra Hall to a choreography group. He lives in Oakdale with his wife and is an executive accounting recruiter.
Dennis Grove has been making music on the saxophone for 20 years. He was a member of The Boys Three while attending Harding High School in St. Paul. He was a state champion saxophonist. He lives in St. Paul with his wife, Nancy, and is an IT executive.
Steve Napp plays guitar and bass. He's been with the band for seven years. His rendition of Clapton and Skinnerd on guitar is a mirror of the originals and allows the group to branch into classic rock with a flair that normal polka bands could not do. He lives in Roseville with his wife, Cari, and is a network technician.
The last concert of the summer series will be Tim Brown and Chris Herriges Aug. 24.
Concertgoers should bring their own blankets and lawn chairs. Organizations and churches in the community will sell pie and ice cream.
As a bonus, a 5:30 p.m. tour of the estate will be held for interested people. Regular rates apply - $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and military personnel; and $3 for students to age 18. There is no charge for children 5 and under and members of the Dakota County Historical Society.