Year 2011 Roseville Big Band Public Dances:

Saturday, May 21: Spring Big Band Hangar Dance sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force, 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 and the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band. Dance exhibitions by the Swing Cats. Around 9:00, 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 and pictures from the dance. As usual, we took requests.

Swing dancers crowd the dance floor.
Saturday, September 10: Bomber's Moon Ball sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force, 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 and the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band. Dance exhibitions by the Swing Cats. Around 9:00, 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, September 24: The Bees Knees - 1920s - Speakeasy Dance sponsored by the Scott County Historical Society, at the Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie. Your $30 ticket / $25 SCHS members (available at the Stans Museum) helps preserve generations of history. (Note: You must be 21 for this event.) Enjoy a light supper and cash bar (wine, beer, signature cocktail). Enter contests for the Best 1920s Costume and Charleston Dance, view a vintage biplane and vehicles, bid on live and silent auction items, and more. The hangar is at Lot 72A, Sierra Lane. Turn at Gate G off Pioneer Trail and enter at Gate H. Dance 7:00 - 10:30. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information email info@scottcountyhistory.org or call 952-445-0378. Click here for the song list. As usual, we took requests. Scott County Historical Society Stans Historical Museum

Year 2011 Roseville Big Band Public Concerts:

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Tuesday, May 24: 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. Guest artists: the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert. Logo of the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band A view of the pavilion from across the lake
Saturday, June 11: Outdoor Concert at the Ice Cream Social at Beacon Hill Retirement Community, 5300 Beacon Hill Road in Minnetonka, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert.
Tuesday, June 21: Concert in the Park planned for Roseville's Frank Rog Amphitheatre, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:55 p.m. but moved indoors to St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 Co. Rd. B, due to rain and tornado warnings. Guest artists: Alto saxophonist Brett Kimble and the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band. Click here for the song list. Logo of the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band Brett Kimble Roseville Central Park band shell
Monday, July 4: Concert in the Park at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, 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: Vocalist Dan Perry, trumpeter Daniel Kuch, and the Swing Cats swing dance exhibition dancers. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert. Dan Perry Dan Kuch
Tuesday, August 2: Concert in the Park at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:00-8:15 p.m. Guest artists: Saxophonist Cody Norling and vocalist Joey McKay. Click here for the song list. Joey McKay Cody Norling
Sunday, November 6: Concert at Edinborough Park, 7700 York Ave. S., Edina, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Click here for the song list. The southeast entrance to Edinborough Park
Tuesday, November 22: Concert at Shaller Family Sholom Home East Campus, 730 Kay Avenue, Saint Paul 55102, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Click here for directions and a map. Click here for the song list.

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

Year 2011 Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights:

Tuesday, April 12, 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 11, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Other Year 2011 Roseville Big Band Events:

Saturday, February 5: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Click here for the song list and a video of the dance. As always, we took requests. Click here for the song list and pictures from the 2010 dance.  
Tuesday, March 15: Concert at Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Residence, 330 S. Exchange, St. Paul, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert.  
Tuesday, October 25: Concert at RosePointe Senior Living Community, 2555 Hamline Ave., N., Roseville, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 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.

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