SUMMER BEGINS SOON
Greetings for the month of May! I'm starting to gear up for the
busy summer season ahead. Like I mentioned last month, come help us
kickoff our summer at two special events June 4 and 5. Saturday, June
4 will be my first appearance with my band at Estabrook Park in
Milwaukee. We'll be there from 5:00-8:00 p.m. It's a great
family-friendly venue with good food and drink. If you're not a beer
connoisseur, be sure to check out there Point root beer on tap - it's
The next day Sunday, June 5, we'll be playing our 21st year at St.
Aloysius Parish. Whether you've made it to all 21 or this will be your
very first, I look forward to seeing you there! We'll be doing their
Polka Mass again, as well. All the details are available on the
Schedule page at
Later in June, join
us for our second year at Luther Memorial Chapel in Shorewood for
their church picnic. We had a great time there last year with their
very welcoming congregation and guests. It's open to the public, so I
hope to see you there this year, as well!
And almost no summer
would be complete without our nearly annual stop in West Allis for
their Concert in the Park, this year on Thursday, June 30
(coincidentally, that would have been my Mom's 73rd birthday). Join us
there from 7:00-8:30 PM.
PINT SIZE POLKAS
I recently decommissioned (a term my wife thinks should be
reserved for space shuttles) my 2003 Honda Odyssey with over 331,000
miles on it, which coincidentally is around the distance from here to
the moon. Time for something newer! I got a 2014 Odyssey this time
around just in time for my summer travels. In June, I'll be driving to
shows in northern Wisconsin the first week; Indiana, Kentucky and
Georgia the second week; Minnesota the third week, and then Iowa and
Wisconsin the last week. I bought my van with just over 6,500 miles on
it and will likely need new tires by the time the year is up. Whew!
Get all the details regarding all of my up coming Pint Size Polkas
performances on the Events
page here at
www.pintsizepolkas.com. Hope to see
you at a library near you soon!
So last month I mentioned I'm working on a new recording, and that a
summer release was a good possibility. Unfortunately, I don't think it
will be ready to go before I leave for the summer, but have high hopes
for an early fall release. Maybe even late summer. Don Hunjadi is
working on his sax, flute and clarinet parts now (maybe even trumpet,
too!). Be sure to join my Facebook page for the Mike Schneider Band
I hope to post another preview shortly. And stay tuned here for
details of its release!
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That's all for this
month. Wishing you all the best for a great "I Love to Read Month!"
Uncle Mike and his Polka Band