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Volume 18-06

And a very happy National Accordion Awareness Month to you! To celebrate, I’m very happy to announce my latest release, The Original Collection. The Original Collection features the brand new “Rapid Fire Polka,” written for banjo/guitar player Jim Thull and his fascination with 32nd notes. I hope you enjoy this new tune!

In addition, The Original Collection features 16 newly remixed original songs I’ve recorded since my first CD release in 1998, The Pursuit of Polka’s Lost Frontier, through my latest CD release in 2017, Happy Polka Day. Originals from The Pursuit of Polka’s Lost Frontier, Polka Visions, and A Stretch of the Imagination feature a brand new rhythm piano track, while a few also sport new upright bass parts. Of all the aforementioned CDs, only Happy Polka Day is currently in ample stock, making The Original Collection a great way to round out your music library!

The Original Collection is also my very first digital-only release. This is good news, because it saves you money, and you can easily download the album – or just the specific tracks of your choosing – and burn your own personal CD. A complete track list, audio samples, and a purchase link are available on the Music page at

The Original Collection is available for order right now on the Music page at The full album is only $9.99; individual tracks are just $0.99. The Original Collection is sold through CD Baby’s secure online store, and will be available through other online retailers shortly.

This edition of the update comes to you from Albuquerque, NM, where I’m performing for eight of their public libraries this week. I also performed for two libraries on “the other side of the mountain” as they say here in Estancia and Moriarty yesterday. After I wrap up in NM, I head back east to Texas for a two-week tour, and then catch two libraries in KS and NE on my way back home, where I’ll be very briefly before heading north to central MN through July 3. Exciting times for Pint Size Polkas! My summer this year features 152 shows, which is an all-time high for me. Be sure to check the Events page for details on where you can see a Pint Size Polkas show near you this summer!

If you want to catch the Mike Schneider Band in action in June, you have just one opportunity, and that’s at the family picnic at Luther Memorial Chapel in Shorewood, WI on Sunday, June 24 starting at 10:15 AM until whenever they send us home. In July, we have three parades on the Fourth of July, plus a beer garden performance in Kenosha on Saturday, July 7 from 6-9 PM. Details are below, plus be sure to check the Schedule page at for a map and directions to each location. Hope to see you soon!

I also want to take a moment and acknowledge the passing of Roy Ehnert. Roy, a fellow accordion player and friend to almost anyone who shared an interest in polka music, started following my band from very early on. I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Roy along with Joey Klaas, Concertina Millie, Steve Young, and many other great Wisconsin polka musicians in several of Roy and Pat’s famous backyard parties. Please keep the Ehnert family in your thoughts and prayers. We’ll miss you, Roy!

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 month. Wishing you the very best National Accordion Awareness Month!

Mike Schneider
Uncle Mike and his Polka Band

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