Let's Have a Party

“Thanks very much for visiting our site.  We love to play music that makes people happy.  It’s our job to bring fun and happiness to your event! 

Use the link below to our secure online booking form. 

Take a minute to check out our site and we hope to see you down the musical road!

— Tom, Patti, Denis and Jon – 2/5th’s Party Band

Let's Have a Party

“Thanks very much for visiting our site.  We love to play music that makes people happy.  It’s our job to bring fun and happiness to your event! 

Use the link below to our secure online booking form. 

Take a minute to check out our site and we hope to see you down the musical road!

— Tom, Patti, Denis and Jon – 2/5th’s Party Band

The Power of Music

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Music's Roots

Music can be theoretically traced to prior to the Paleolithic age. The anthropological and archaeological designation suggests that music first arose (among humans) when stone tools first began to be used by hominids . The noises produced by work such as pounding seed and roots into meal are a likely source of rhythm created by early humans.* We aim to produce music that makes people happy. * Source: wikipedia

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A Distinctive, Unforgettable Sound

Polka is known for the distinctive sound of the accordion that acts as the foundation of the music. However, polka bands can also include fiddles, clarinets, trombones, tubas, and a rhythm section depending on the region. No matter the region, polka has an upbeat sound played in 2/4 time that gets people dancing.

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One of a kind Dance

Polka is also a distinctive couple dance that combines three rapid steps and a hop. In fact, the word “polka” is believed to come from the Czech word “polka,” which means “half step.” Anna Slazak, a Czech farm worker, created the “polka step” around 1830. It’s the only dance from the 19th century that’s survived. In the 1840s it became popularized after a dance instructor performed the polka in Paris.

What We Do

Entertain at Private Parties

One of our favorite places to play is a party. We love to have fun and play music, and it makes us even happier when the people at the party are having fun too! Ask us about playing at your next party.

Perform at Festivals

We have lots of experience playing at festivals which when you think of it are just really large parties! Ask us about headlining or adding to your already packed entertainment lineup for your next festival.

Liven up the Party at Brew Houses

We plan trips to many locations, including festivals in Michigan and even festivals in Germany. Book a trip with us and enjoy seeing polka around the world.

Plan Trips and Play on the Road

We plan trips to many locations, including festivals in Michigan and even festivals in Germany. Book a trip with us and enjoy seeing polka around the world.

We are the Party band

Check back here for more information about our 2/5ths Party Band!

The 2/5th’s Party Band is comprised of former members of the Jerry Schneider Band – Denis Thull on drums, Patti Schoenborn-Kinjerski on keys and vocals, Tom Schneider doing whatever it is he does and the newest member to join us, Jon Kabat on upright bass.  Jon and his wife Gina live with their family in Kiel, WI.  Both have a varied musical background that brings a great touch to the band!  That rounds out our 4 piece ensemble.

From time to time, you’ll see Jerry Schneider sitting in on trumpet and he knows that he’s welcome to jump in any time he would like.

For more details on the 2/5ths Party Band, call Tom at 920-450-3673 or email him at tsschneider2021@gmail.com.

Comments from Our Fans

"...We love your show & listen frequently! ...Thanks again for your super show!"
Randy
"You and the band did a fantastic job at Ben and Laura’s wedding. Thank you for the polka dedication this morning. You are coming through loud and proud in Pickett. God bless you and the band."
Betty
"...Please play in his honor the Helen Polka or the Clarinet Polka. Thank you!! Enjoy your program! :)"
Dianne