Remember me? It's been way too long since my last update.
Needless to say, with the passing of both my parents over
the last year, the last few months have proven to be very
challenging in a multitude of ways. However, we're making
progress - thank you for your patience and continued
Now onto some good news! First, earlier this month the
Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame honored and surprised me with
awards in two categories, Youth Mentor and Support &
Promotion. Due to a family commitment I unfortunately wasn't
able to attend the awards show in Johnsonville. I'd like to
thank Greg Drust for accepting on my behalf, and would
especially like to thank the Hall of Fame for recognizing
the work I've been doing with Pint Size Polkas. I'm so glad
to have the job I do, making a living travelling the country
entertaining and educating families through the happy sounds
of polka music. To receive two awards because of this work
is a tremendous honor. Thank you to the Hall of Fame and to
everyone who has supported my endeavors over the years with
the Mike Schneider band and more recently Pint Size Polkas!
My good news translates into good news for you! I'm now a
five-time Wisconsin Polka Hall of Fame Inductee, so I
thought it might be a good idea to run a $5 sale on all CD
titles now through December 5. For all Mike Schneider Band
and Pint Size Polkas CDs, just go to
Shipping charges remain the same as always. So whether you
want to get some CDs for yourself, or maybe have been
sitting on the fence deciding whether or not to give a copy
of Pint Size Polkas Volume One to the kid down the street,
there is no better time than right now to stock up! This
very special $5 CD sale ends December 5, so make your
purchase today! And no worries - orders placed within this
timeframe are guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas!
In other news, my summer schedule is starting to book up,
including a rather pleasant number of library bookings right
here in Wisconsin. It's looking at this point like
additional stops may include Iowa, Georgia, North Carolina,
and Virginia, plus I'd be very surprised if I didn't have at
least a few bookings in Illinois and Minnesota. Looking
forward to what should be another great summer on the road!
In the meantime, be sure to join me for another round of
Holiday fun at the Flagg-Rochelle Public Library next week
Friday, December 4 starting at 6:00 PM. Then on Sunday,
December 6, join us at the annual Wisconsin Polka Boosters
Christmas Dinner Dance at the Pulaski Inn in Cudahy starting
at 11:30 AM. Call Vern or Shirley at (262) 255-2191 for all
the details and to make your reservations. I say this every
year, but it really is one of the best Holiday parties a
polka fan could attend. Great food, a large wooden dance
floor, wonderful people, and hopefully some good music, too!
Then on December 11 and 12 we'll be playing our final Essen
Haus dates until August 2016, which at this point are the
only dates we'll be there next year. If you'd like to see us
there more in the future, please call the Essen Haus at
(608) 255-4674 and ask for Neale.
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That's all for this edition. Best wishes to you for a very
Happy Thanksgiving and a great start to your Holiday Season!