Roseville Big Band Public Dances in 2012:

Saturday, May 19: 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 and the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band. Dance exhibitions by Rhythm & Swing. 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 $15. For more information, call 651-455-6942. Click here for the song list and pictures from the 2012 dance. As usual, we took requests.

Swing dancers crowd the dance floor.
Saturday, September 7: 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 Rhythm & Swing . 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 $15. For more information, call 651-455-6942. Click here for the song list and pictures from the 2012 dance. As usual, we took requests. Miss Mitchell, the CAF's restored B-25 bomber, furnishes the background for the text: Hangar Dance!

Roseville Big Band Public Concerts in 2012:

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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. Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert. A view of the pavilion from across the lake
Saturday, June 16: 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 2011 concert. Click here for the song list for 2012.
Tuesday, June 19: Concert in the Park at Roseville's Frank Rog Amphitheatre, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:55 p.m. Guest artists: Alex Charland, tenor sax and clarinet; Laura Leppink, trumpet and flugelhorn; and Grace Leppink, trombone. Click here for the song list. Alex Charland Laura Leppink, flugelhorn and trumpet Grace Leppink, trombone Roseville Central Park band shell
Wednesday, 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: The Rhythm & Swing exhibition dancers. Click here for the song list and pictures.
Tuesday, July 31: Concert in the Park at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Guest artist: Keith Thompson, trumpet. Click here for the song list. Watch the concert live on the Internet via streaming video! Go to www.CTV15.org and follow the "LIVE" link. In case of rain, the concert will be given at St. Michael's, 1660 W. Co. Rd. B in Roseville. Keith Thompson
Monday, August 6: Family Night Out at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 6:00-7:15 p.m. preceded by Magic Norm and followed by a helicopter landing, tours, and takeoff and a police K-9 demo at the nearby ball fields. Family Night Out is the "pre-party" for Night to Unite. Click here for the song list.
Thursday, August 9: Flying Colors Community Festival at the Central Park Dale Street Athletic Fields (just north of Muriel Sahlin Arboretum), 6:00-6:45, followed by a brass quintet from the Roseville Community Band and the Johnson Brothers. Click here for the song list.
Tuesday, October 16: Concert at Shaller Family Sholom Home East Campus, 740 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!

Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights in 2012:

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

Other Roseville Big Band Events in 2012:

Tuesday, January 17, 2012: Concert at Lyngblomsten Apartments, 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul, 55108, 7:00-8:10 p.m. Click here for the song list. Glen Peterson, tenor sax
Saturday, February 4, 2012: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, 9:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Click here for the song list for 2012. Click here for a gallery of pictures from the dance. As always, we took requests. Carleton Students
Tuesday, March 13, 2012: Concert at Eagle Crest Terrace Senior Living Community, 2945 Lincoln Drive in Roseville, 7:00-8:00. Click here for the song list. Keith Miner
Tuesday, April 3, 2012: Concert at Augustana Chapel View Residence, 605 Minnetonka Mills Rd., Hopkins, 55343, 7:00-8:00. Guest artist: Jill Whitney-Birk. Click here for the song list. Jill Whitney-Birk
Tuesday, November 27, 2012: Concert at Augustana Chapel View Residence, 605 Minnetonka Mills Rd., Hopkins, 55343, 7:00-8:00. Click here for the song list. Glen Newton wtih bass trombone
Tuesday, December 11, 2012: Concert at Lyngblomsten Apartments, 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul, 55108, 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.

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