Roseville Big Band
Schedule and Songs for
Putting on the Ritz
at Roseville Area High School 3/09/2002
Led by Glen Newton

Arrive by 6:30 to help unload and get our equipment out of the way of the dance lessons. Wear black and white with jackets and the ban'ds blue ties and cummerbunds. Dance lessons 7:00-7:45 by Carol and Norm Fritchie; dance demo 9:00-9:15 by Uwe and Dagmar Kortshagen (standard dances: Slow Waltz, Tango, and Quickstep) and Andy and Janie Nordberg (rhythm dances: Cha-Cha, Swing, and Bolero, ); dance demo 10:15-10:30 by Dean and Cathy Kettner and Chris and Natalie Dillon (east coast swing and swing Charleston).

Songs in bold were given their premiere performance by the band at this dance. Songs in italics were requested by audience members. Songs crossed out (like this) were skipped due to lack of time. Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Set 1: 8:00-9:05
In the Mood (east coast swing; Glen P., Kay, Peter; Garland, 1939)
The Glory of Love (west coast swing; Rosetones, Kay; Hill, 1936)
Brazil (samba; Kay, Glen P., Jim Foster; Barroso, 1939)
Blue Moon (medium fox trot; Tim, Mark, Mary; Rodgers & Hart, 1934)
Cha Cha Cha for Judy (cha-cha; Brown, 1959)
The Lady is a Tramp, Female Vocal (east coast swing, Rosetones, Keith; Rodgers & Hart, 1937)
The Last Waltz (waltz; Reed & Mason, 1967)
Liechtensteiner Polka (polka; GN; Kotscher & Lindt, 1957)
La Cumparsita (tango; Bob N., audience play-along; Rodriguez, 1917)
What a Wonderful World (slow fox trot; Tim; Weiss & Thiele, 1967)
Tonight (rhumba; audience play-along; Bernstein & Sondheim, 1956)
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (east coast swing; Rosetones, Mark; Ellington, 1932)
You're the Boss (west coast swing; Glen P., Bob; Lieber & Stoller, 1961)
El Sol Tambien Se Pone (mambo; Will, Keith; Felsenstein, 1991)
Chattanooga Choo-Choo, Hest trans. (east coast swing; Rosetones, Glen P.; Warren & Gordon, 1941)

Set 2: 9:20-10:15
Dance to the Big Band Swing (east coast swing; Rosetones, Glen P., Jim Foster; Newton, 1999)
Latin Fantasy (beguine & samba; Bob, GN, sing-along; Velazquez & Hernandez, 1941 & 1943)
I Can't Stop Loving You (west coast swing; George; Gibson, 1958)
I’ll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley (bossa nova; Rosetones; Lowe & Mercer, 1939 & 1944)
Satin Doll (east coast swing; Ann, Rosetones, Harvey, Dan; Strayhorn, Ellington, & Mercer, 1952)
Beer Barrel Polka (polka; Keith, Karen, Diane, GN; Vejvoda, Timm, Zeman & Brown, 1934)
Moon River (waltz; Kay, Mary, Rosetones; Mancini & Mercer, 1961)
Sophisticated Lady (slow fox trot & east coast swing; Dan, GN; Ellington, Mills, & Parish, 1933)
Hot Cha Cha Cha (cha-cha; Bob; Osser, 1958)
Opus One (east coast swing; Rosetones, Glen P., Rich, Mike W.; Oliver & Garris, 1943)
Blue Tango (tango; audience play-along; Anderson, 1951)
Fever (west coast swing; Karen, Rich; Davenport & Cooley, 1956)
Copacabana (merengue; Sussman, Feldman, and Manilow, 1978)
I Won't Last a Day without You (slow fox trot; Rosetones; Williams & Nichols, 1971)
Mambo #5 (mambo; Prado, 1949)

Set 3: 10:30-11:30
Rock This Town (rockabilly swing; Glen P., Jim Foster; Setzer, 1982)

On the Sunny Side of the Street (west coast swing; Rosetones; McHugh & Fields, 1930)
Kiss of Fire (cha-cha; Mark; Allen & Hill, 1952)
Three Times a Lady (waltz; Mark; Richie, 1978)
La Bamba (salsa; Mary; Valens, 1958)
Georgia On My Mind (slow fox trot; Rosetones, Glen P.; Carmichael & Gorrell, 1930)
Mambo Swing (mambo; Jim Foss, Jim Foster, Keith, Harvey; Morris, 1998)
Moonlight in Vermont, male vocal (bossa nova; Keith, Glen P., Peter; Suessdorf & Blackburn, 1944)
Sing, Sing, Sing (east coast swing; Jim Foster, Keith, GN, Rich; Prima, 1936)
Blue Skirt Waltz (waltz; Kirk; Bláha & Parish, 1944)
Shiny Stockings (west coast swing; Ann, Peter; Basie, 1984)

Someone to Watch Over Me, skip the verse (slow fox trot; Rosetones; Gershwin & Gershwin, 1926)
Woodchopper’s Ball (east coast swing; Bob, Keith, Mike W., and others; Bishop & Herman, 1939)
Route 66 (west coast swing; Ann, Jim Foss, others; Troupe, 1946)
Jump, Jive, and Wail (east coast swing; Keith, Rosetones; Jim Foss, Bob H., Fred, Glen P.; Prima, 1930's)
Show Me the Way to Go Home (west coast swing; Ann, Glen P., Mike W.; King, 1952)

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:

Saxes: Kay Foster, Mary Ewald, Glen Peterson, Dan Desmonds, and Bill Pearson, with guest alto saxophonist Will Geng**
Trumpets: Mark Lee, Peter Davis, Harvey Skow, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: George Henly, Fred Christiansen, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jim Foss (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone and timbales)
Vocalists: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton) and Keith Miner, with guest vocalist Tim McMillin*, tenor

*= RAHS music faculty; **= RAHS senior

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