Roseville Big Band Events in 2006

Year 2006 Roseville Big Band Public Dances:

Saturday, May 13: 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 by TC Swing. Special guest appearance by the Rosetones vocal quartet. Dance exhibition by the Swing Cats. Prizes awarded for best dancers, uniforms and 40's dress! Food, snacks, pop, beer & wine available! Sorry, no outside food or beverages. Admission is $10. 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 16: 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. 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 18: Children's Hospital Association Fifty-seventh Annual Ball at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Paul-Riverfront. 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. Proceeds from the dinner, dance, live auction, and raffle help benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics. For more information, call 651-220-6175. Click here to see the song list and pictures from the dance.  

Year 2006 Roseville Big Band Public Concerts:

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Tuesday, May 30: Concert in the Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Parkway, attached to the Black Bear Crossings cafe, in St. Paul's Como Park, 7:00-8:35 p.m., with guest trombonist Greg Albing. Click here for the song list. A view of the pavilion from across the lake
Tuesday, June 13: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30 p.m., with guest trombonist Greg Albing. Click here for the song list. Greg Albing The Roseville Central Park band shell
Tuesday, July 4: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30 p.m., with guest saxophonist Andy Galkiewicz and the Swing Cats swing dancers, followed by the Roseville Community Band at 9:00 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Note the time change from previous years. Click here for the song list. Andy Galkiewicz
Tuesday, August 1: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C (moved to St. Michael's Lutheran Church due to inclement weather), 7:00 p.m., with guest vocalist Dani Maresh and the Swing Cats swing dancers. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert. Dani Maresh
Tuesday, August 8: Concert at Town Square Park, 10802 Town Square Drive in Blaine, across from the Blaine City Hall, near the corner of 109th and Radisson, 7:00 p.m., with guest Dani Maresh and the Swing Cats swing dancers. Click here for the song list. Town Square Park pavilion
Sunday, October 15: Concert at Edinborough Park in Edina, 7:00 p.m. Click here for the song list. The southeast entrance to Edinborough Park

Roseville Big Band concerts in Central Park are broadcast live by the volunteers of CTV15 on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs! The concert at Edinborough Park is videotaped for later broadcast by the volunteers of CTV15.

Year 2006 Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights:

Tuesday, April 4, 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 3, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Other Year 2006 Roseville Big Band Events:

Saturday, February 4: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, "The Emerald City," 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. The Wizard of Oz was the dance theme.
Sunday, March 19: Concert at Sholom Home East, 1554 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Click here for the song list. The Shalom Home sign in winter.
Saturday, April 22: Children's Surgery International Dance: Passport to Smiles, at the Minneapolis Club, 9:00 until 11:30. Special guest appearance by the Rosetones vocal quartet. Click here for the song list. CSI Logo
Saturday, June 17: Ice Cream Social at Beacon Hill Retirement Community, 5330 Beacon Hill Road in Minnetonka, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Click here for the 2006 song list. Betwen dances, Beacon Hill residents played Latin percussion with the Roseville big Band.
Saturday, September 9: Fall Festival at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, 4690 Bald Eagle Avenue, White Bear Lake, 6:00 - 9:30 in the gym. 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.