PINT SIZE POLKAS
Normally, this section would be jam-packed with
all my summer travels. In fact, this summer would have
marked my first ever visit to the State of Oregon with my
Pint Size Polkas show. Instead, I spent probably just as
many hours in April, May and June as I would normally spend
driving in a typical summer producing virtual programs for
libraries in CA, IA, MN, MO, NM, OK, OR, PA, TX, VA, and WI.
I didn't have nearly the number of programs I normally do in
the summer Ė more like 30 shows instead of 130, but I was so
glad to have the opportunity to earn some money during
COVID-19. Plus, I had a lot more time with my family than
usual, which was a nice bonus!
That having been said, I am hoping and praying for a return
to a more normal schedule in 2021. The interest is
thankfully there; I just hope the conditions this coming
summer are conducive to traveling and performing publicly
THE MIKE SCHNEIDER BAND
As with Pint Size Polkas, bookings were down a lot from
other years. However, we did manage to get some good gigs in
this Fall, including a few socially distanced Oktoberfests
in Milwaukee, a drive-thru event for Blessed Sacrament
Parish in Madison, and the John Pinter Memorial Scholarship
Dance for the Wisconsin Polka Boosters in Muskego. Looking
ahead to early 2021, the only in-person event on the
schedule at this point is the Hustisford Community Hall on
Sunday, February 14 from 1-5 PM, subject to change with the
pandemic. Please stay tuned to the
Schedule page for details.
While you're there, be sure to visit the Media page, then
click on the Unplugged icon link to see all the videos I've
done since March. Have a request for a future video? Please
and I'll add it to the list of future video possibilities.
Thank you for watching!
I have a brand-new album out for the Holidays, and it's
called Christmas Kielbasa. Here are a few early
reviews: "I cannot tell you how much we love this CD! I
think I listened to it at least six times already." (Debby
W., customer); "I absolutely love the whole thing. It's one
of my very favorite CDs of 2020." (Greg Drust, radio
personality); "Got the CD today and itís one of the best
Christmas albums I have heard...so joyful!" (Lynette P.,
If you haven't ordered your copy of Christmas Kielbasa
yet, now is a great time to do so! If you'd like to order by
mail, please send a check for $14.97 per CD made payable to
Mike Schneider, P.O. 126, Clinton, WI 53525. If you'd like
to order online, please visit
Share your Christmas spirit with your family and friends
with Christmas Kielbasa. It's this Holiday Season's
perfect stocking stuffer!
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That's all for this month. Thanks again!