Year 2009 Roseville Big Band Public Dances:

Saturday, April 18: Big Band Roundhouse Dance sponsored by the Minnesota Transportation Museum, part of "Railroads on Active Duty," a tribute to the men and women who moved goods and people across the country during during Word War II. Jackson Street Roundhouse, 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E., St. Paul 55130. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for children. For advance tickets or information about the museum, visit www.trainride.org or call 651-228-0263. Click here for the song list and pictures from the dance.
  Railroads on Active Duty

Saturday, May 30: 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 exhibitions by the Swing Cats. Around 9:30, listen to the run-up of the engines of Miss Mitchell, the CAF's World War II B-25 bomber! Prizes awarded for best 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. As usual, we took requests.

Swing dancers crowd the dance floor.
Saturday, September 19: 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 7:00-7:50 by TC Swing. Special guest appearance by the Rosetones vocal quartet. Around 9:20, listen to the run-up of the engines of Miss Mitchell, the CAF's World War II B-25 bomber! 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. As usual, we took requests. Miss Mitchell, the CAF's restored B-25 bomber, furnishes the background for the text: Hangar Dance!
Saturday, November 21: Children's Hospital Association Sixtieth Annual Ball: CHAnging Lives 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 11:00, followed by dancing to the Brian Kinney Band until 1:00 a.m. upstairs in the Great River Ballroom. Proceeds from the dinner, dance, and live auction help benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics. Click here for the song list. As usual, we took requests. CHAnging Lives

Year 2009 Roseville Big Band Public Concerts:

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Tuesday, May 26: 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. Click here for the song list. A view of the pavilion from across the lake
Sunday, June 7: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:45-8:30 p.m. as part of a celebration to honor Frank Rog, former mayor of Roseville and 27-year head of Parks and Recreation. Other events in the celebration: 5:00 - Roseville School of Dance; 5:30 - Roseville String Ensemble; 6:00 - Tribute to Frank Rog - "I Did It My Way"; 6:45 - Roseville Community Band; puppet wagon shows at 5:00, 5:30, and 7:00 p.m. Click here for the song list. Roseville Central Park band shell
Saturday, June 13: Outdoor Concert at the 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.
Tuesday, June 16: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:55 p.m. Guest artist vocalists Emily Huemann, Anna Hyytinen, Allison Wolf, William Rice, and Scott Senko. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert, which was moved indoors to St. Michael's because of rain.
  Emily Huemann Anna Hyytinen William Rice Scott Senko
Friday, 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., followed by the Roseville Community Band at 9:00 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Guest artists: The Swing Cats and trumpet and flugelhorn player Shannon Wenzel. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert. Shannon  Wenzel
Tuesday, July 28: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:45 p.m.. Guest artist vocalists Val Krych, Carly Grandner, Laura Woodley, and Amaka Nwaokolo. Click here for the song list. Val Krych Carly Grandner Laura Woodley

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

Year 2009 Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights:

Tuesday, April 7, 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 20, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Other Year 2009 Roseville Big Band Events:

Saturday, January 10: 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 7: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, 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. Mischief Managed - from Harry Potter
Saturday, October 3: Hermes-Wobig Wedding Reception, around 6:00-9:30 at the Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, 5011 31st St., Minneapolis. 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.