Roseville Big Band Events in 2005

Year 2005 Roseville Big Band Public Dances:

Saturday, May 14: Spring 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 maps, 78K). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free swing dance lessons 7:00-7:45. Special guest appearance by the Rosetones vocal quartet. Costume contest. Silent auction with aviation art, landscape art, electronics, aircraft rides, automobiles and more, ending at 10:00 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door, $7 in advance. For guaranteed reserved table and seating, available in advance @$3.00, contact Jim at 612-685-4506. For more information, call 651-455-6942. Click here to see the song list. As always, we took requests from the audience.

Swing dancers crowd the dance floor.
Saturday, September 17: Bomber's Moon Ball 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 maps, 78K). Free swing dance lessons 7:00-7:45. Special guest appearance by the Rosetones vocal quartet. Costume contest. Click here to see the song list; as always, we took requests. Click here to see pictures from the 2004 dance. Miss Mitchell, the CAF's restored B-25 bomber, furnishes the background for the text: The Bomber's Moon Ball, featuring the Roseville Big Band.
Saturday, November 19: Children's Hospital Association Fifty-sixth Annual Ball: A Festival of Lanterns 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. Special guest appearance by the Rosetones vocal quartet. Enjoy dinner music and dancing to the Roseville Big Band until 10:30, then dance to The R-Factor in the Great River Ballroom until 1:00 a.m. Proceeds from the dinner, dance, live auction, and raffle of a pearl and diamond necklace help benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics. Patron ~ $150 per person; Junior (21-35 years old) ~ $75 per person. For ticket information and reservations, call the CHA Ball Hotline at 651-220-6644. Click here to see the song list. Click here to see the song list and pictures from the 2004 ball. Healing - Chinese Characters

Year 2005 Roseville Big Band Public Concerts:

Tuesday, May 31: Concert in the Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Parkway, attached to the Black Bear Crossings cafe, in St. Paul's Como Park, 7:00 p.m. Click here to see the song list.
Tuesday, June 14: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30 p.m., with exhibition dancers Larry and Betty Thomas and guest vocalist Matt Peterson. Click here to see the song list. Matt PEterson The Roseville Central Park band shell
Monday, July 4: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:00 p.m., with the Swing Cats exhibition dancers, followed by the Roseville Community Band at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.Click here to see the song list.
Tuesday, July 26: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:00 p.m., with guest vocalist Bridgett Bowen. Click here to see the song list. Bridgett Bowen

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

Year 2005 Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights:

Tuesday, April 19, 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. 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 18, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Other Year 2005 Roseville Big Band Events:

Saturday, February 5: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, "An Evening in Paris," 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Click here for the song list. As always, we took requests. Click here to see pictures from the dance. Paris was the dance theme.
Saturday, June 11: Ice Cream Social at Beacon Hill Retirement Community, 5330 Beacon Hill Road in Minnetonka, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Click here for the song list. Betwen dances, Beacon Hill residents played Latin percussion with the Roseville big Band.
Saturday, June 25: Ninth Annual Hasbro GI Joe Collector's Association Event, 7:00-10:00 p.m. in hangar #3 at Fleming Field, South St. Paul. Click here for the song list.  
Tuesday, October 11: Concert at Sholom Home East, 1554 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Click here for the song list.

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