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Greetings, and another long time no talk! I come to you with several pieces of good news. First, my annual Black Friday sale is back! Now through 11:59 PM Cyber Monday, November 27, 2023, order my Christmas Kielbasa CD for just $9.99 from! Or, how about a Happy Polka Day CD BOGO offer? Get one for yourself, and use the freebie as a stocking stuffer for the special polka fan in your life! Are you more of a Pint Size Polkas fan? Then purchase either Pint Size Polkas Volume One or Volume Two on CD and get the other for free at! Do you live in the United States? Then you’ll also get free shipping on any CD purchase from or Celebrate the Holidays with some great Black Friday deals from Pint Size Polkas and the Mike Schneider Band!

This past Oktoberfest season was one of our busiest and most successful to date! We played everything from a back yard party, to a private Oktoberfest party at a secluded north woods home, to a permanently docked ship just south of Navy Pier. Plus, for the first time, we helped kick off Friday's festivities at the La Crosse Oktoberfest! There was a line waiting to get in already at 9:30 AM. By the time we started, our tent was packed, and it only got busier as our set went on. What an amazing Oktoberfest season! And maybe best of all, most of next year's September and October weekends are already full with repeat business from this past Fall. Thank you to everyone who helped make this one of the best Oktoberfest seasons yet!

To wrap up the year, just take a look at our packed December schedule! I LOVE Christmas music, and for years have wanted to expand my December calendar to have the opportunity to showcase the wide variety of Holiday music that we play. This year, our December schedule has grown in a very big way! Highlights include our annual stop at the Pulaski Inn in Cudahy, WI for the Wisconsin Polka Boosters annual Christmas Dinner & Dance. Plus, I have several new stops, including Old World Wisconsin for the “Home for the Holidays” series; the Wauwatosa Holiday Market; and the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, one of the largest Holiday markets in the United States! And don’t forget to catch us in between at the Old German Beer Hall in Milwaukee, the Essen Haus in Madison, and at the La Crosse Bierhaus! For details on everywhere the Mike Schneider Band is performing coming up, please check the schedule below, and be sure to visit the Schedule page at

But wait, there's more! Not only was Oktoberfest season amazing, this past summer was one very nearly for the record books. I broke the 140 show mark for only the third time since starting my Pint Size Polkas program in 2009. I visited libraries this summer as far west as Gallup, NM, to as far east as Falls Church, VA. Thankfully, the shows went so well, I already have nearly 80 shows booked for next summer, including my first ever visit to the state of California! My accordions - and golf clubs - will most definitely be in tow! As always, if you'd like Pint Size Polkas to visit your local library, please let your children's librarian, library manager or director know. There's no place in the lower 48 I won't consider traveling to! For Pint Size Polkas dates, please visit the Events page. I'll be posting new events there for 2024 early next year. Also, if you know of any kids who attend elementary school in Eau Claire, Amery, Baraboo, or North Freedom, let them know Pint Size Polkas is coming their way later this school year!

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.

Until next time, best wishes for a very Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Season ahead!

Mike Schneider
Uncle Mike and his Polka Band

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