The Jerry Schneider Band was formed in June of 1967. The year 2012 marks 45 years of providing polka, waltz and big band entertainment by the Jerry Schneider Band. The band has a large library of German selections as well as some Czech polkas and waltzes. Most of the tunes are sung in one, two and three way harmony plus many instrumentals. The Jerry Schneider Band performs with four to five musicians with a combination of trumpets, saxophones, clarinet, button accordions, keyboard, drums and tuba. The band plays for many summer picnics, county fairs, polka festivals and German Fests in Wisconsin and surrounding states including the well known Milwaukee German Fest at the Lake Front in July of each year.
Some highlights for the band over the years include entertaining on three Caribbean Oktoberfest cruises, and being selected to entertain at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. on May 2nd 1992 for "The Tribute to Germany Festival". The band has 8 CD's, the most recent recorded and released on March 12, 2011.
Jerry Schneider hosts his own live radio show every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon on 1450 KFIZ Fond Du Lac, and AM950 WCLB Sheboygan Falls. He has a pre-recorded one-hour syndicated show aired on seven other radio stations in Wisconsin and one station in upper Michigan every weekend. Please check the Multimedia section of the website for details on the radio stations carrying Jerry's show.