Year 2007 Roseville Big Band Public Dances:

Saturday, May 12: 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. Special presentation by the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band. 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 for the song list and pictures from the dance.

Swing dancers crowd the dance floor.
Saturday, September 15: 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. Dance exhibition by the Swing Cats. Special presentation by the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band. Prizes awarded for best uniforms and 40's civilian 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 for the song list and pictures from the dance. As usual, we took requests. 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 17: Children's Hospital Association Fifty-eighth Annual Ball, "Winter Wonderland," 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. 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 for the song list and pictures from the dance. As usual, we took requests.

Year 2007 Roseville Big Band Public Concerts:

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Tuesday, March 20: Joint Concert with River City Jazz Orchestra at the Gallagher-Hansen Post 295 VFW hall at 111 S. Concord Exch. in S. St. Paul, 7:00-10:00. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert. The VFW sign over the north door
Tuesday, April 3: Concert at Edinborough Park in Edina, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Click here for the song list. The southeast entrance to Edinborough Park
Tuesday, May 29: Concert in the Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Parkway, attached to the Black Bear Crossings cafe, in St. Paul's Como Park, 7:00-8:30 p.m., with the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band as guest artists.Click here for the song list. A view of the pavilion from across the lake
Tuesday, June 12: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:45 p.m., with the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band as guest artists. Click here for the song list. Logo of the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band The Roseville Central Park band shell
Wednesday, July 4: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:30 p.m., with the Swing Cats swing dancers, followed by the Roseville Community Band at 9:00 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Click here for the song list. Four of the Swing Cats Dancers
Tuesday, July 31: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:45 p.m., with guest tenor saxophonist A. J. Mundahl and a special guest appearance by The Rosetones vocal quartet.  Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert. A. J. Mundahl, tenor sax soloist The Rosetones vocal quartet
Thursday, August 2: Concert in the Salo Park Amphitheater, at 39th Ave NE and Harding Street (three blocks west of Silver Lake Road; formerly the site of Apache Plaza) in St. Anthony, 7:00-8:30 p.m., with guest artists vocalist Bruce Bailey and tenor saxophonist A. J. Mundahl. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert.. Bruce Bailey, guest vocalist

Roseville Big Band concerts in Central Park are broadcast live by the volunteers of CTV15 on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs!

Year 2007 Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights:

Tuesday, April 17, 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 23, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Other Year 2007 Roseville Big Band Events:

Saturday, January 6: Concordia Academy Winter Formal Dance at the school, 2400 North Dale Street, Roseville, from 8:00 until 11:00. Click here for the song list. As always, we took requests.  
Saturday, February 3: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, "A Knight Among the Stars," 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Click here for the song list. Click here to see pictures from the dance.  
Tuesday, March 6: Concert at Sholom Home East, 1554 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. Click here for the song list. The Shalom Home sign in winter.
Saturday, June 16: 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, September 29: Moon Ball for the annual gathering of the veterans of the 93rd Bombardment Group of the 8th Air Force, at the Sheraton Hotel at Hwy 100 and Hwy 494, 7:00-10:00. Special guest appearance by the Rosetones. Click here for the song list. Click here for the governor's proclamation that September 29 is 8th Air Force's 93rd Bombardment Group Day in Minnesota (61KB PDF file in a separate window).  
Saturday, October 6: Private wedding reception at Anoka National Guard Armory, 4:30-8:00 p.m. Click here for the song list and pictures from the reception.  

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