1997 Extravaganza
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



1997 Extravaganza
Pittsburgh Hilton & Towers
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

October 2 - 5, 1997

Chaired by
Terri Pollack & Veronica Behun Ujevich
Award Recipients & Honorees

50 Year Award

William Cizesia, Pittsburgh, PA
Charles Kristich, Grand Island, NY
Walter Naglich, Oceanside, CA
Chuck Sabolic, Las Vegas, NV
Steve Swagel, Jr., Tonawanda, NY
Harry Zuvich, Hammond, IN



President's Award

Ray Ranich, Buffalo, NY
John Valentich, Pittsburgh, PA



Founder's Award

Thomas J. Manfredo, Duquesne, PA
Steve Wagner, Kissimmee, FL



Hall of Fame Inductees

Nick Chavlovich, New Brighton, PA
Steve Vucinic, Chicago, IL
Blash (Bob) Topolovac, Rancho Sante Fe, CA


Featured Orchestras

Šarena
Cleveland, OH

Sviraj
Steelton, PA

Gogebic Range
Ironwood, MI

Salaj
Indiana
Tamburaški Orkestar Momci
Detroit, MI
Continental Strings
Cleveland, OH

Veseli Tamburitzans
Brookfield, OH
Yeseta Brothers
Los Angeles, CA
Tomicic Brothers
Windsor, ON

Hej Bećari
Minneapolis, MN
Radost
Pittsburgh, PA
Šar Planina (Marty Kapugi)
Chicago, IL

Balkan Serenaders
Buffalo, NY
Muselin Continentals
Chicago, IL
Bećari Tamburitza Orchestra
St. Louis, MO

Sinovi
Chicago, IL
Plavi Mjesec
Pittsburgh, PA
Libby's Tamburitzans
Youngstown, OH

Duni Vetre
Washington, D.C.
Hajduk
Los Angeles, CA
Orkestar Zabava
Pittsburgh, PA

Grlica
Chicago, IL
Boduli
Chicago, IL
Sinovi
Seattle, WA

Slanina
Chicago, IL