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About The Squires

Video clips of the Squires Band in action here!

The Squires perform as a 4-piece dance band from the St. Paul area that has been playing for wedding dances, community events and various parties for over 30 years! (Read about the band's history) (Read about the band members here)

Our instrumentation includes:

Accordion, Guitar/Bass, Saxophone, and Drums plus full harmonic vocals.

This unique mix of instrumentation allows us to play a broad spectrum of music that many other bands can't. Our music consists of an extremely wide variety of dance music that has proven to meet the needs of all types of fun occasions for many years.

For over 20 years we have played at the Gasthof Zur Gemütlichkeit (A popular German Restaurant in NE Minneapolis) and have had great responses from audiences of a wide range of ages.

Since 2002, we have taped 20 – 1 hour shows for cable TV's Polka Spotlight Show. You can catch the shows at noon weekdays on Comcast Channel 6 in the east metro and channels 19/ 20 in the northwest metro around the clock. The show is also syndicated throughout North Dakota and In San Bernardino, California. We have been the most requested band by viewers of this unique show. This is especially a 'hit' with the senior homes around the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin who are loyal viewers of the shows!

Highlights of the past year have been: Concerts in the Park at Hastings, MN – LeDuc Mansion, the Little Log House Antique Power Show in Hastings, the 7th annual Twin Cities Oktoberfest at the MN. State Fairgrounds, Hankinson, ND Oktoberfest (3rd year), the Woodbury Oktoberfest and many more community and corporate events. Al! plan on having us being back again in 2017. We will also be playing various summer concerts in the park at Savage and Oakdale MN in 2017.

Interesting Oktoberfest Trivia

Hammerschlagen

What is this? This game was played at the original Oktoberfest in Germany - Careful It's Addicting!

Rules:
The Game's Host will start each players nail into the log.
Each person then tries to drive in their nail (Using the spike end of the hammer)
One swing per person, rotating around the log.
You must start with the hammer on the log, lift it and hit the nail in one smooth motion. Your hands must be behind the tape on the hammer!
The first person to drive their nail flush with the log wins!

Interested? Contact these friendly guys:
Tom Colosimo 612-386-3715 or Greg Caza 651-587-7822