Wally and Maryann reside in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin, they have 3 children, Emmitt, Alena, and Malek.
Wally started his musical career at age 10 when his father taught him how to play the accordion, then Wally took up the trumpet at age 12. When he was 14 he joined the family band, “The Music Aires” Variety band which played through the 1980s. In 1988 he and fellow trumpet player Ron Dul started the Polish Connection band and was bandleader through 2017.
Wally now performs with Steve Burclaw’s New Polish Sounds from Central Wisconsin as well as Rich Raclawski’s Keepers of Honky and fills in with other local bands on Trumpet, Clarinet, and Saxophone. Wally and Maryann previously entertained on the Polka Jammer Network from 2005 to 2015. Over the years Wally has collected a large library of polka music both studio and live recordings to share with the listening audience.