The German Polka Band was founded in 2007 by Dr. Jim Heyl, a retired UGA professor who joined the CCB in 1977. The group performs fast waltzes and polkas, and features comedy as part of their entertainment. The ensemble is composed of 8 to 12 musicians and plays for church groups, Oktoberfest parties, and civic functions. It features a banjo and a long mountain horn. The German Polka Band is currently led by Ed Schwartz and is actively seeking new members. For more information, contact Ed at 706-542-3456.