Concert features polkas for pint-sized

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt James and Lucia Kober came dressed in their best polka attire for the Pint Size Polkas concert in the park.

NEW ULM– The summer Music in the Park concert series continued with Pint Size Polkas.

On his accordion, Mike Schneider led the amphitheater is a series of polka standards geared toward the kids in the audience. He opened with the “Whoop Polka” and led the audience in “The Flying Machine Dance.”

No polka concert would be complete without a performance of “The Chicken Dance,” which Schneider said was perhaps the most famous accordion song.

Throughout the show, Schneider quizzed the audience with “Name That Tune” and a hat game. He would hold up a hat and ask the audience the name the job associated with it.

Frequently, he would tie that back to books at the library, in a nod to the concert’s sponsor — the New Ulm Public Library.

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Pint Size Polkas audience pretends to be airplanes for the Flying Machine dance.

Music in the Park is off Monday, July 4, but will be back Monday, July 11, with The Wendinger Band.

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt Several children kids made the most of the amphitheater dance floor during the Pint Size Polkas concert.


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