Greetings for the month of
September! And that of course means Oktoberfest season is
right around the corner. August was unusually busy for me
with library and band events, and September is even more so
with 24 bookings so far! For details on all upcoming Pint
Size Polkas shows, please visit the Events page at
Highlights include tomorrow's program in Bloomer, Thursday's
program in Oglesby (home of "The Root Beer Stand!"), and
Friday's two shows at the Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest. Hope
to see you at one of them!
For the Mike Schneider Band,
we'll be busy in Wisconsin and Illinois this month,
including our first performances in Glendale Heights, IL for
three days' worth of Oktoberfest fun there! Towards the end
of the month I'll be returning for the third straight year
to the Milwaukee County Zoo for my annual stay in the monkey
cage. Just wanted to be sure you were still reading! While
that may be where I belong, I'll be back for their
well-attended Zoo Brew event. It's a solo strolling
performance, so you never know where you might find me that
night! The next day we'll be making our first appearance at
Pere Marquette Park for their big annual Oktoberfest doings.
Hope to see you there!
In October we'll be making
public appearances in Wisconsin and Iowa, including stops at
the Marcus Center's Peck Pavilion for their annual Polka
Mass and Oktoberfest celebration, plus our first appearance
at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison for their Oktoberfest.
We'll also be back at SWARMM Events' Milwaukee Oktoberfest,
moving this year from Cathedral Square Park to Veterans Park
on Downtown Milwaukee's Lakefront, as well as our third
appearance in Dubuque, IA for their Octoberfest Polka
Festival. Plenty of opportunities coming your way to catch
the Mike Schneider Band live and in person - get all the
details on the
I'm also happy to report that
progress continues on my new recording. I'll try to post
another sample from it on my Facebook page at
this week. Don Hunjadi is finishing up his parts now, and
I'm working on wrapping up my second accordion parts. It's
been several years and major life changes in the making, but
hopefully for your sake well worth the wait!
As always, be sure to join
our growing list of fans on Facebook
here, or for Pint Size
here. Once you’re there,
click the Like button at the top of the page.
That's all for now. Until next
time, find yourself a great spot or two to celebrate
Oktoberfest this month and next month. Hope to see you soon!