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
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.
As always, be
sure to join our growing list of fans on Facebook
here, or the Mike Schneider Band
here. Once you’re there, click the
Like button at the top of the page.
That's all for this
edition. Best wishes to you for a very Happy Thanksgiving and a great
start to your Holiday Season!
Uncle Mike and his Polka Band