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Individual members button box activites

Many members of the Alaska Button Box Gang play at local assisted living, adult day care centers and independent living organizations. In addition, some members play in other bands. Marge Ford and Patti Gersich consitute the Alaska Polka Chips and are our inspiration. Ziggy, Roger and Roger's son, Jon, recently formed the band The Polka Buzz. Below are some photos of each person or group in some of those settings.

The Polka Buzz Roger, Jon and Ziggy have formed the Polka Buzz and play around Alaska.

Polka Buzz
Roger, Jon and Ziggy
play for a Czech Club dance in March 2009
Sing-a-long with Ziggy Ziggy plays at various retirement homes and assisted living facilities in the Anchorage and Eagle River area - often with other Alaska Button Box Gang members. Ziggy at Anchorage Pioneer Home
Susan, Ida and Mary Lu join Ziggy
for the 4th Friday Ice Cream Social at the
Anchorage Pioneer Home.

Roger and Carrie Roger Weinfurter and Carrie Patnode released their own CD, Two Can Play in 2007.

For information on ordering please contact Roger at
Two Can Play cover

Flo and Friends Flo and other Alaska Button Box Gang friends entertain residents and staff of Daybreak and Serendipity Adult Day Center, on a regular basis.

Playing at Serendipity in Anchorage
Susan, Mary Lu and Flo playing at Serendipity, July 2009

Theresa Pajot Pajot's Alaskan Button Box Treasures.

Button box music written by Theresa Pajot, stamped using the Al Jevsevar method and with a CD of the music at learning pace and up-to-speed.
Order from Marge Ford at or 907.561.6862
Pajot's Alaskan Button Box Treasures

Susan and Mary Lu When Mary Lu and Susan travel they occasionally play at assisted and independent living facilities where family or family of friends are residents.
Susan and Mary Lu in Westby WI
Susan and Mary Lu play for residents of Norseland Nursing Home in Westby, Wisconsin.
Father Eric Father Eric played for the Kodiak Parish Easter Celebration, 2010
Father Eric

Other photos of individuals at events Ida and Mary Lu join Ziggy for Sing-a-long with Ziggy at Marlow Manor
playing at Marlow Manor