Commemorative Air Force Bomber's Moon Ball 2004

Continuing a tradition that began in the late 1970's when Bob Lancette was the director, the Roseville Big Band played for Commemorative (formerly Confederate) Air Force's fall hangar dance, the Bomber's Moon Ball, September 18, 2004.
More than 600 dancers managed to find room for their moves on the crowded dance floor inside Hangar #3 at Fleming Field.
Guest percussionists joined the band on "Kiss of Fire Cha Cha".
The trombone section played a chorus on "Dance to the Big Band Swing", the Roseville Big Band's theme song. From right to left, they are Keith Miner, George Henly, Mike Bratlie, and Rich Eyman. For previous CAF dances, Rich and Keith sat on the opposite sides on the section. This seating arrangement gave Keith more maneuverability for his vocals and put him behind Bill Pearson, baritone saxophonist, who plays similar parts to the bass trombone.
Kenne Thomas was the featured soloist on "Sing, Sing, Sing". Jim leans over the music.
The saxophone section played "Pennsylvania 6-5000". From right to left they are Bill Pearson, baritone sax; Bill Frank, alto sax; Kay Foster, alto sax, clarinet, and soprano sax; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax.
After the second set, the band played a medley of service songs as dancers dressed in World War II era outfits joined in the grand march. After the prizes were awarded, World War II veterans were recognized and honored.
"Best military female" and "Best civilian male and female" were three of the categories for best costume of the WWII era.
The trumpet section played "I've Got You Under My Skin". From right to left they are Bob Nielsen, Mark Lee, Dan Odegaard, and Harvey Skow.
Ann Booth played a piano solo on "Satin Doll". George Henly soloed on "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You".
Jim Foss, guitar, and Dick Rogers, electric bass, kept the band moving on "Rock Around the Clock".   Glen Peterson played a tenor sax solo on "Georgia On My Mind".
From left to right, vocalists Karen Dunn, Kirk Lindberg, and Keith Miner each sang solos. Glen Newton (not shown) also sang a vocal solo, played several trumpet solos, played vibes on about one third of the songs, announced the band's selections, and joined Karen, Diane, and Kirk in the Rosetones to sing "Glory of Love" and other quartets.
Diane Dolinar, Karen, and Kirk (as "Kirkina") sang "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy".
To help the audience see them, the band's vocalists stand on the cart that holds the tables. To keep it from rolling during the dance, Glen Peterson blocks it with chocks held in place by duct tape.

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