About The Squires
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 17 years we have played at the Gasthof Zur Gemütlichkeit (A popular German Restaurant - Mario's Bar in N.E. Mpls.) and had great responses from audiences of a wide range of ages.
Highlights of the past year have been: the Hastings Summer Concert Series, the Little Log House Antique Power Show in Hastings, the Annual Afton House Oktoberfest Cruise on the St. Croix River, Ready Randy's Oktoberfest in New Richmond, the 2nd annual Twin Cities Oktoberfest at the MN. State Fairgrounds and the 2011 Minnesota State Fair in the Ramberg Center! We plan on being back at most of these venues again in 2012 plus playing at Withrow Ballroom in Withrow, MN. and the Roseville Concert Series in Central Park – Roseville, MN.
Since 2002, we have taped 16 – 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. We recently taped shows 15 and 16!
Interesting Oktoberfest Trivia
What is this? This game was played at the original Oktoberfest in Germany - Careful It's Addicting!
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!