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If youre a fan of my band (and if you are, thank you very much!), youve probably had two questions on your mind lately. First, where is Mikes latest newsletter? And second, where is this new CD hes has been talking about? To answer the first question, here it is! To answer the second, its shipping May 22, 2017!

Thats right, Happy Polka Day, the latest CD release from the Mike Schneider Band, is finally in production. The album features more than 45 minutes of all newly recorded polka and waltz music, including four new original compositions. In addition to myself on accordion, keyboard and vocals, featured musicians include Jim Thull on banjo and guitar, and Don Hunjadi on sax, flute, clarinet, and trumpet. Its been a few years in the making, but as Ive been saying, hopefully its well worth your wait! You can take a listen to samples right now by going to the Music page. While youre there, feel free to go ahead and pre-order your copy and be one of the very first to receive the album when it starts shipping the week of May 22. If I receive shipment sooner than that (which I might according to the manufacturer), you could very well see your copy sooner, too! Have yourself a Happy Polka Day!

If you havent visited the Schedule page or the Events page at recently, youre missing out on some great opportunities to catch your favorite polka music in the near future! Starting with next month, well be returning to May Ball at Fairview Sports Bar & Grill in Jefferson for the first time in several years on Saturday, May 13 from 7-11 PM. Then in June, Ill really be putting on the miles! Saturday, June 3 well be making our first appearance in Stockholm, WI at the WideSpot Performing Arts Center for a special street dance event. The next day well celebrate our 22nd annual performance at the St. Aloysius Parish Festival in West Allis. Well play their Polka Mass in the church starting at 10:30 AM, and then follow with music in the tent until 3:00 PM. And of course, Ill have copies of Happy Polka Day available there and in Stockholm, as well! Later in the month, well be back at Luther Memorial Chapel in Shorewood for their family picnic on Sunday, June 25 starting at 10:15 AM, and then for the first time at the Greendale Lions Fest on Friday, June 30 from 3:00-7:00 PM. Get all the details below, and on the Schedule page!

This summer will be busy for the band, and even more so for Pint Size Polkas! Were looking forward to kicking off the summer season at Pizza, Polkas, and Preschool Art in the Park at Cutler Park in Waukesha on Tuesday, May 23 starting at 5:30 PM. This is one of our longest-running annual commitments, alongside Summerfest in Milwaukee and the Flagg-Rochelle Public Library in Rochelle, IL. Hope to see you there!

I mentioned earlier Id really be putting on the miles in June The day after were at St. Aloysius, I start at 1:00 PM at the Owasso Public Library in Tulsa, OK, where Ill be through Thursday of that week before heading down to Albuquerque, NM for a six-day commitment. During that stretch Ill also be making a visit to Gallup, NM, which I think marks as far west as Ive ever performed. Cant wait to bring the happy sounds of polka music to the Land of Enchantment! After my visit there Ill be back in Texas again to crisscross the state for the fourth time (thank you Texas!), and then its onward to performances in Illinois, Kentucky, and Iowa to wrap up the month. Its going to be another great summer! Whether at a festival, library, or perhaps a nearby golf course, I hope to see you soon!

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

That's all for this month. Thanks again and talk to you soon!

Mike Schneider
The Mike Schneider Band

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