Roseville Big Band Events in 2003

Year 2003 Roseville Big Band Public Dances:

Saturday, March 1: Putting On the Ritz at the Roseville Area High School, fundraising dance for the RAHS music program in the RAHS cafeteria at 1240 West County Road B-2 in Roseville, 8:00-11:30 p.m.; adults $10, students with ID $5 at the door. This is a fundraising dance for the RAHS music program, and dancers of all ages are welcome. Doors open at 6:30; free beginning dance lessons from 7:00-7:45 by Elaine and Paul Rybski. Free refreshments. The evening will include exciting dance demonstrations during the band's breaks. For more information, email Randy Oehrlein: roehrlein@attbi.com. Click here to see the song list. Andy and Janie Nordberg, ballroom dance competitors. Bigger pictures total 33K.Uwe and Dagmar Kortshagen, ballroom dance competitors. Bigger picture is 21K.David Haas and Julie Zarambo, swing dancers.
Saturday, March 22: Stompin' at the Simley fundraising dance for Inver Grove Heights schools music program, featuring the Roseville Big Band and the Rosetones vocal quartet, together with the River City Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Renee Marie Lande. The evening will feature non-stop music in a classic "battle of the bands" format, with the two big bands alternating selections. The dance will be held in the Cahill Court Cafeteria at Simley High School, 2920 East 80th Street in Inver Grove Heights; 8:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m.; free swing dance lessons from 7:00-7:50 by Simley Alumna Katie Ackert and Adam Hennen. Adults $10, students with ID $5 at the door. Dancers of all ages are welcome. For more information, contact Bruce Peck by email (Brutoria@aol.com) or phone (651) 994-9944. Click here to learn more about the Inver Grove Heights school bands. Click here to see the song list. The River City Jazz Orchestra
Friday, April 25: Spring Rhapsody: An Evening in the Enchanted Garden, fundraising dinner and dance for Lyngblomsten Foundation, at the Prom Center Ballroom, 484 Inwood Avenue, Oakdale. Reception begins at 6:30, with piano music by Glen Newton. Dinner seating begins at 7:30, with dancing 8:30-11:00. Contact Angela Friedrichs at Lyngblomsten for reservations at (651) 632-5323 or afriedrichs@lyngblomsten.com. The reservation deadline was extended until April 21. Donations for each reservation begin at $125. Proceeds will go toward strengthening the Parish Nurse Ministry. Click here to see the song list. An Evening in The Enchanted Garden, with a butterfly
Saturday, May 31 : Big Band Hangar Dance sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force, in hangar #3 at Fleming Field in S. St. Paul, 8:00-midnight. Click here for directions (instructions and three maps, 17K, 41K, and 19K). Free swing dance lessons 7:00-7:45. Swing dance spotlight performances during the evening by the Rhythm & Swing dancers. Admission is $8. Click here to see the song list; as always, we modified the initial list based on requests. Rhythm & Swing: "Rock Around the Clock"
Saturday, September 13: Bomber's Moon Ball sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force, in hangar #3 at Fleming Field in S. St. Paul, 8:00-12:00 p.m. Click here for directions (instructions and three maps, 17K, 41K, and 19K). Free swing dance lessons 7:00-7:45. . Click here to see the song list; as always, we took requests. Click here to see pictures from the September 2002 dance. Swing dancers crowd the dance floor.
Saturday, November 22: Children's Hospital Association Fifty-fourth Annual Ball, "Night of Stars", at the Radisson Riverfront in St. Paul. Enjoy cocktails starting at 6:30, then dance to the Roseville Big Band before dinner when the doors to the Minnesota Ballroom open at 7:30. Enjoy dinner music and dancing to the Roseville Big Band until 10:00. Then go upstairs to the Garden Court for the dessert buffet and dance until 1:00 a.m. to music by Cookie Coleman for Club Lucky in the Great River Ballroom. If you would like to receive an invitation or you need more information, call the Ball Hotline, (651) 220-6644. $150 per person, $75 junior (21-35 years of age). Proceeds help benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics. Click here to see pictures from the ball. Click here to see the 2003 song list. Night of Stars logo

Year 2003 Roseville Big Band Public Concerts:

Tuesday, January 28: Joint instrumental jazz concert with the Nova Big Band at O'Gara's at Snelling and Selby in St. Paul; Roseville Big Band plays 7:30-9:00; Nova plays 9:30-11:00 p.m. Click here to see the Roseville Big Band song list. The Roseville Big Band plays in O'Gara's piano room.
Tuesday, June 10: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30 p.m.; featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers and vocalist Lauren Redpath. Click here to see the song list. Vocalist Lauren Redpath
Friday, July 4: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:00 p.m., featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers and trumpeter Daniel Kuch; followed by the Roseville Community Band at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Click here to see the song list. Trumpeter Daniel Kuch
Tuesday, July 29: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30 p.m., featuring dancers Larry and Betty Thomas and vocalists Reeves Cary and Wendy Altmann. Click here to see the song list. Dancers Larry and Betty Thomas Vocalist Reeves Cary Vocalist Wendy Altmann

Roseville Big Band concerts in Central Park are broadcast live on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs!

Year 2003 Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights:

Tuesday, April 8, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 W. Co. Rd. B in Roseville, about a block and a half west of Snelling Ave. N., 7:30-9:30 p.m.

At this sit-in night, twelve instrumentalists joined the regular Roseville Big Band members for an evening of playing a variety of music, from Miles Davis' "Four" to trumpeter Tim Altmann's new arrangement of "Tico-Tico."

Part of the group in the choir room on sit-in night. Jim Foss, guitar Dan Desmonds, tenor sax Keith Horst, tenor sax sit-in Fred Anderson, guitar sit-in Jim Foster, drum set Mike Wobig, electric bass Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone sit-in

Tuesday, October 21, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Eight of the 14 instrumentalists who joined the regular members of the band for this sit-in night were saxophonists. What a rich sound the sax section had that night! The music for the sit-in included Mike Bratlie's original composition "Casa del Sol," standards such as "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries," and several others.

Other Year 2003 Roseville Big Band Events:

Saturday, February 8: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Click here for the song list for the 2003 dance. Click here to see pictures from the 2003 dance. Carleton students play Latin percussion instruments with the band.
Saturday, October 4: Private wedding reception in Minneapolis, 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. Click here for the song list. The bridal party and guests do the Bunny Hop.

Click here for links to information about the Roseville Big Band's performances, sit-in nights, and other events in other years.