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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 again!

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 email me 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 joyful!" (Lynette P., customer).

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!

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

That's all for this month. Thanks again!

Mike Schneider
The Mike Schneider Band

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