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I begin this month’s newsletter with the sad news of my Mom Nancy Schneider’s passing on Friday, July 24. She was 72 years old. We first learned of the malignant tumor on her lung on my birthday last year (a memorable birthday, to say the least). Shortly after that, she began a series of chemo treatments. Unfortunately, after a few attempts, the last session put her in the hospital. That proved to be a setback from which she would not be able to fully recover. We are very grateful, however, for the additional quality time we had with her. The doctors’ original estimates were for her to survive 6-12 months with treatment, or just 3-4 months without. With only two successful doses of chemo, she somehow had the strength to make it 11 months. We’d also like to thank everyone at Pioneer Court in Beloit and at Beloit Regional Hospice for the good care they took of my Mom. We’re lucky to have some very special people in the medical and caretaking communities down here!

My Mom’s memorial service will be held at Loving Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3909 W. Clinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI on Tuesday, August 25. Visitation will take place from 4-6 PM with the memorial service following immediately thereafter. Thank you for keeping my Mom and our family in your thoughts and prayers.

In other news, my summer of Pint Size Polkas travels is winding down. I still have a few library shows to play in IL, MN and WI this month, however, so please be sure to consult the schedule below for all the details. Need a map? Visit the Events page at

While things might be winding down for the season for Pint Size Polkas, there are plenty of places to catch the Mike Schneider Band over the next few months, including Hustisford for our annual Music in the Park performance, the Schwabenhof, Oak Creek Lions Fest, St. Gregory the Great, Gemuetlichkeit Days, plus numerous Oktoberfest season shows. Get all the details below, plus maps to each location on the Schedule page.

As always, be sure to join our growing list of fans on Facebook here, or for Pint Size Polkas here. Once you’re there, click the Like button at the top of the page.

Thanks again!

Mike Schneider
The Mike Schneider Band

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