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
More than 600 dancers managed to find room for their moves
on the crowded dance floor inside Hangar #3 at Fleming Field.
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.
Thomas was the featured soloist on "Sing, Sing, Sing".
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
"Best military female" and "Best
civilian male and female" were three of the categories for best costume
of the WWII era.
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.
Karen, and Kirk (as "Kirkina") sang "Boogie Woogie Bugle
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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Friday, February 07, 2020.