Greetings for the month of September! And that of course means
Oktoberfest season is right around the corner. August was unusually
busy for me with library and band events, and September is even more
so with 24 bookings so far! For details on all upcoming Pint Size
Polkas shows, please visit the
Events page. Highlights include
tomorrow's program in Bloomer, Thursday's program in Oglesby (home of
"The Root Beer Stand!"), and Friday's two shows at the Chippewa Falls
Oktoberfest. Hope to see you at one of them!
For the Mike Schneider Band, we'll be busy in Wisconsin and Illinois
this month, including our first performances in Glendale Heights, IL
for three days' worth of Oktoberfest fun there! Towards the end of the
month I'll be returning for the third straight year to the Milwaukee
County Zoo for my annual stay in the monkey cage. Just wanted to be
sure you were still reading! While that may be where I belong, I'll be
back for their well-attended Zoo Brew event. It's a solo strolling
performance, so you never know where you might find me that night! The
next day we'll be making our first appearance at Pere Marquette Park
for their big annual Oktoberfest doings. Hope to see you there!
In October we'll be
making public appearances in Wisconsin and Iowa, including stops at
the Marcus Center's Peck Pavilion for their annual Polka Mass and
Oktoberfest celebration, plus our first appearance at the Edgewater
Hotel in Madison for their Oktoberfest. We'll also be back at SWARMM
Events' Milwaukee Oktoberfest, moving this year from Cathedral Square
Park to Veterans Park on Downtown Milwaukee's Lakefront, as well as
our third appearance in Dubuque, IA for their Octoberfest Polka
Festival. Plenty of opportunities coming your way to catch the Mike
Schneider Band live and in person - get all the details on the
Schedule page at
I'm also happy to
report that progress continues on my new recording. I'll try to post
another sample from it on my Facebook page at
this week. Don Hunjadi is finishing up his parts now, and I'm working
on wrapping up my second accordion parts. It's been several years and
major life changes in the making, but hopefully for your sake well
worth the wait!
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 now.
Until next time, find yourself a great spot or two to celebrate
Oktoberfest this month and next month. Hope to see you soon!
Uncle Mike and his Polka Band