Roseville Big Band
Schedule and Songs for “Putting on the Ritz” at RAHS 3/10/2001
Directed by Glen Newton

Bob, Glen P., and several others arrived by 6:15 to help unload and get our equipment out of the way of the swing dance lessons.
Dance lessons 7:00-7:45 by Carol and Norm Fritchie; live broadcast on CTV15 from 8:00-9:00 produced by John Rusterholz; dance demo 9:00-9:15 by Uwe and Dagmar Kortshagen (standard dances: Tango, Waltz, & Quickstep) and Andrew Nordberg and Janie Sorheim (rhythm dances, e.g., Bolero, Cha-Cha, and Swing); door prize announcements 10:15-10:30.

Songs crossed out were skipped due to lack of time; songs in Italics were audience requests not on the original list; songs in bold were given their premiere performance by the band at this dance.

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Set 1: 8:00-9:00
In the Mood (voiceover by GN when we go live; Glen P., Kay, Bob H.)
Blue Moon (medium fox trot; Tim, Dan O., Nancy)
Cha Cha Cha for Judy
I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and WMAL (Sara, Kay)
The Last Waltz
Brazil (samba; Kay, Glen P., Jim)
Route 66 (west coast swing; Norm, Bob H., others)
When I Fall In Love (Diane, Bob H.)
Liechtensteiner Polka (GN, Diane)
La Cumparsita (tango; Bob N., audience play-along)
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Tim, Sara, GN, Pat/Bob H/GN)
What a Wonderful World (Tim)
Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Bob H., Glen P.)
Tonight (rhumba; audience play-along)
Woodchopper’s Ball (Bob N., Keith, Mike W., Bob H., Norm, others)

Set 2: 9:15-10:15
Dance to the Big Band Swing (GN, Glen P.)
I’ll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley (bossa nova; Diane, GN)
Satin Doll (Norm, Harvey, Glen P.)
Latin Fantasy (beguine & samba; Bob N., GN, sing-along)
Beer Barrel Polka (Keith, Tim, Sara, Diane, GN)
Makin’ Whoopie (Keith)
Hot Cha Cha Cha (Bob N.)
Moon River (waltz-instrumental; Kay & Nancy)
Blue Tango
All of Me (Diane; GN, Glen P., Rich)
Sophisticated Lady (Dan D., GN)
Dance to the Music (rock; Carl)
Sleepy Time Gal (GN; Keith)
Copacabana (merengue)
Jump, Jive, and Wail (Keith, GN, Diane; Carl, Bob H., Fred, Glen P.)

Set 3: 10:30-11:30
New York, New York (instrumental)
Mean to Me (Diane, Bill P.)
Julida Polka
Blue Skirt Waltz (GN)
Sing, Sing, Sing (Jim, Keith, GN, Rich)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Diane)
Your Mama Don’t Dance (Glen P., Carl, Mike W.)
Kiss of Fire (Cha Cha)
Lady is a Tramp (Keith)
Tonight (rhumba)
All the Way
La Bamba (salsa; Nancy; Conga line)
Mambo Jambo (Keith et al)
Three Times a Lady (waltz; Mark)
Moon Over Naples (beguine)
Blue Skies (Ann, Keith)
Show Me the Way to Go Home

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance, wearing black and white with jackets:

Saxes: Kay Foster, Nancy Veerkamp, Glen Peterson, Dan Desmonds, and Bill Pearson
Trumpets: Dan Odegaard, Harvey Skow, Kim Kermes, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: George Henly, Fred Christiansen, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner
Rhythm: Brian Dole (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: Glen Newton and Keith Miner
Guest performers: Diane Brostrom, soprano; Sara Boos*, mezzo; Tim McMillin*, tenor; Bob Hallquist**, trumpet/flugelhorn; Norm Herzog**, piano

*=current RAHS music faculty; **=former RAHS or RAMS music faculty

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Friday, February 07, 2020.

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