The poster for the dance consisted of this picture and the following text:
Although the doors opened at 6 p.m., the Roseville Big Band only played from 8 p.m. to midnight. However, the bagpipers played their first performance during the 20 minutes before the band began.
|The band set up in the corner near the front entrance, with the trumpets and electric bass on the high risers, the trombones and guitar on the low risers, and the saxes on the floor. When the vocalists sang, they stood on the floor in front of the band. Parachutes formed the backdrops for the band.|
|Instrumentalists for the dance: Trumpet and flugelhorn players Kari Kuhn, Dan Menken, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen; trombonists Fred Christiansen, Rich Eyman, Ernie Scheidness, and Keith Miner; bassist Mike Wobig; guitarist Carl Berger; drummer Jim Foster; pianist Ann Booth; vibraphonist and trumpeter Glen Newton; tenor saxophonists Dick "Doc" Leisen and Glen Peterson; baritone saxophonist Tom Barth; and alto saxophonists Bill Pearson, Kay Foster, and Nancy Veerkamp. Due to schedule conflicts, Bill played lead alto sax for the first part of the evening and Kay played the part for the remainder of the dance.|
|The band's sound system included an 8-channel Crate amplifier with two large speakers, three presence microphones for the saxes, one solo mic each for trumpets and trombones, and a vocal/announcer microphone. The band's other electrical equipment was (and still is, ten years later) the guitar and bass amps, vibraphone, electric piano and amplifier (not shown) and stand lights.|
|The pipes and drums performed before the Roseville Big Band's first set and during their first break. They thrilled the audience from the time they marched in to the time they marched back out again. Their program included whole group numbers, solos, and Scottish dancers.|
|Band leader Glen Newton kept the beat as he watched the dancers, many of whom wore World War II-era civilian and military garb..|
|Bass trombonist Keith Miner (left), Mary Lou Peterman and Glen Newton (right) sang the evening's vocals. Mary Lou dressed in the WAC uniform that her mother wore during World War II.|