Ihor has been involved with various styles of music and ensembles for over 50 years. He began studying accordion at age 6 and has also studied classical and jazz guitar, as well as choral and instrumental conducting. Ihor has played with such musical groups as The International Polka Kings, The Golden Tones Dance Band, The Final Decision, The Kubasonics, The Beaverhill Orchestra, The T3 Big Band, The Edmonton Swing Band, The Barefoot Big Band, Dumka, Trembita, Charka and the Silver Hawk Band. Ihor joined The 5 Star Band in October of 2014 and plays accordion, guitar, and sings in both Ukrainian and English. He is a huge addition to the band and glad he has decided to be a part of it all.