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Band Showcase - Saturday
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The Sparkling Tones are a Variety Dance Band suitable for all occasions. The band specializes in Weddings,  Anniversaries,  Birthday Parties,  Social dances and Fundraisers. The group is based out of Edmonton Alberta but plays and entertains Province wide. The Group has also performed in Prince Albert Saskatchewan as a headliner band for their annual Polka Fest, as well most recently in Dauphin Manitoba at last year's CNUF where they performed 6 times on site over 3 days, including 2 grandstand shows and the nightly Polka Party Dance . You will always find this group at a New Year's Dance and Malanka somewhere as they have not missed playing either in all the years of existence. 

The Sparkling Tones have been together for now 21 years and is highly considered to be one of the most popular and active Oldtime Dance Bands in the Province. They have recorded 4 CDs and still play  and perform at 40  to 50 events every year.

The group plays a wide variety of Oldtime music, which includes, Traditional Western Ukrainian Music, Waltzs, Polkas, Foxtrot, Oldtime Country and Rock and Roll, Latin American,  pattern dances such as the Heel & Toe Polka, Schottish, Gay Gordon, Seven Step, Cotton Eyed Joe, Spanish Waltz, Saskatchewan Barn Dance, Butterfly, the Bird Dance, Oklahoma Mixer and many others.

The Sparkling Tones are and always have been known for their high energy music, which is smooth and easy to Dance to. The band is know for their ability to read the crowd and adjust their music to fit accordingly. This group is always sought after because of the tremendously large group of followers that are always in attendance where ever they might be performing. 

The current group features Marshall Pankiw ( last year's CFCWs Wall of Honor recipient) on Fiddle, Mike Sydora of Guitar and Vocals and Dwayne Pankiw (Band Leader) on Accordion and Vocals.  On occasion Dwayne's wife Irene Pankiw (the Queen of the Ukrainian Dulcimer) joins the group on Tsymballa as well as Dwayne and Irene's youngest son Steven Pankiw on fiddle.  If you have had the opportunity to hear either play with the group,  you'll agree they are tremendous!

We'd like to once again welcome and thank the Sparkling Tones Band for preforming at Vegreville's 51st annual Pysanka Festival.!

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