with the Rosetones
Commemorative Air Force Bomber's Moon Ball , September 10, 2016
Hangar #3, Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minnesota
Led by Glen Newton

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. As usual, we took requests. Songs crossed out like this were on the original list but were skipped due to lack of time. Songs in Italics were added by audience request. Here are pictures from the dance.

Before the dance Cindy and Terry Gardner, representing TC Swing, gave free swing dance lessons. At 7:55, Stan Turner, KLBB radio host, and Amy Lauria, wing leader, introduced the dance and welcomed the dancers.

Set One - Part 1 (8:00-8:45):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Glen P., Jim)
2. Little Brown Jug (#9 in Book II; Kent, Glen P., Dan T.)
3. Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
4. All of Me (Niehaus arr.; Karen, Keith, GN, George, Rich)
5. St. Louis Blues March (Kay, Jim, Glen P.)
6. On a Slow Boat to China (Kirk and Karen)
7. Sweet Georgia Brown (George, Glen P., Mark S.)
8. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (Rosetones, Glen P., Kay)
9. American Patrol (Kay, Mark L.)
10. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
11. Oh, Lady Be Good (Bob, Kay, Kent)
12. It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (Rosetones, Mark L.)

At this point, while the band took a break, Stan Turner and Amy Lauria led the ceremonies to honor all veterans and active military personnel, and a CAF pilot ran up the B25 engines.

After the break, the Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band marched in to The Green Glens of Antrim and The Star of The County Down and performed these selections with the Roseville Big Band
BP1. Going Home/My Home/Skye Boat Song (slow 6/8)
BP2. Jimmy Findlater (1 bar snare, 1 bar drone+snare, start at beginning, play to end)
BP3. Highland Cathedral (1 bar snare, 1 bar drone+snare, 8 bars pipe solo by Lynn Ista (A1), then band joins (A2, B, A3, A4, B, A3, Coda)
BP4. Amazing Grace (form: solo bagpipe-Lynn Ista, all pipes, pipes and band), dedicated to all military personnel, past and present
The pipe band marched out to The Minnesota Fire Band On Parade

Set Two (around 9:20, after the joint bagpipe and band selections, until around 10:45):
1. Rock Around the Clock (Rhythm & Swing Exhibition dance feature; Bob, Bill P.)
2. Fly Me to the Moon (Kirk, Bill F.)
3. Prom Polka
4. Moon River (Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Rosetones)
5. Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (Key of F minor; Rosetones, Rich, George)
6. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (#12 in Book I; Mark S., Glen P.)
7. Come Fly with Me (original version (high key - key of C); Kirk, Glen P.)
8. Brazil (audience guest percussionists; Jim, Kay, Glen P., Ann)
9. Lady is a Tramp (female vocal; Rosetones; Keith 51-56))
10. In the Mood (Tyzik arr., Doc Severinson version; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Jim)
11. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (RBB trumpets, Karen, Diane, Kirk)
12. Who Walks In When I Walk Out? (GN, Karen, Dan T., Glen P., Kay)
13. Blue Skies (Rosetones, Ann, Keith)
14. This Can't Be Love (low key female version; Karen)
15.
In a Mellow Tone (Rich, Bob)
16. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
17.
Rosie the Riveter (Kirk, Bob, GN, Rich)

Between sets 2 and 3, Rhythm & Swing performed to a medley of pre-recorded music and Stan Turner and Amy Lauria announced the winners of the costume contest.

Set Three (11:00-12:00):
1. Satin Doll (Ann, Dan T. (flugelhorn), Dan D., Rosetones)
1a. Cha Cha Cha for Judy (Cha cha request)
2. It Had to Be You (Kirk; dedicated to the couple who got engaged at the dance that evening)
3. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
4. Cry Me a River (Karen)
5. Sing, Sing, Sing (Jim; Kay, clarinet; Rich; Keith, vocal; GN, trumpet with plunger)
6. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)
7. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Glen P., Dan T., Ann)
8. Opus One (Rosetones, Glen P., Rich, Kent)
9. Moonlight Serenade (Kay, clarinet)
9a. Moon River (waltz request; Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Rosetones)
10. Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Karen, GN (trumpet))
11. Pick Yourself Up (Kent, Glen P., Mark S.)
12. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.)
13. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, trumpet with plunger; Bob, George, Mark S., Rich, Jason, Keith, Bill F., Tom, Dan D., Kent)
14. Love is Here to Stay (high key male vocal; Kirk, Rosetones, Mark S.)
15. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
16. Stompin' at the Savoy (#14 in Book II; Glen P., Kay, Ann)

17. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (Ann, Glen P., Kent)

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:
Saxes: Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto) Kay Foster (alto, soprano, and clarinet), Dan Desmonds (tenor and clarinet), and Bill Pearson (baritone and clarinet)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee and Bob Nielsen; Glen Newton also played trumpet solos and joined in on Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Trombones: Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Kent Schoenherr (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton), Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

The Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band performers for this dance:

  Pipers: Lynn Ista (Pipe Major and soloist), Dave MacKinnon (Pipe Sergeant and soloist), Paul Anderson, Jonathan Halberg, and Benjamin Schenck.
  Snare Drummer: Bob Kippels; Bass Drummer: Matt Haslach

Rhythm and Swing is directed by Cindy Gardner. Performers: Brittany Jacks, Emma Beasley, Erica French, Stacey Kawa, Jonathan Oman, Nate Casteel, Scott Sonbuchner
Here's the casting for the dance features:

Rock Around the Clock:  Scott & Brittany, Nate & Stacey
Well Git It:  Nate & Brittany, Scott & Stacey
Go Harlem (Shim Sham Shimmy):  Jonathan, Emma, Erica, Nate
Shake That Thing:  Nate & Stacey, Scott & Erica
Stompin' at the Savoy (Tranky Doo):  Erica, Nate, Stacey, Scott, Brittany
Sing Sing Sing: all dancers

The weather was ideal for the dance, and 960 dancers attended.

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