Martin Serro's passion for Cleveland Style Polkas and Slovenian culture precipitated
over sixty years of distinguished service in the American-Slovenian community. Learning
the button box at an early age, Martin led his own band from 1935-1942. In 1960 Martin
and Lou LaValle got together. Martin Serro traveled to Slovenia more than 30 times
to visit family and bring accordions to America. Martin Serro was inducted into the
Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame in 1998 for the song he co-wrote called Slovenian
Picnic Waltz what would beome a Greatest All-Time Cleveland Style Waltz.