Roseville Big Band
Children's Hospital Association Fifty-third Annual Ball, 11/23/2002
Led by Glen Newton
Click here for the song list for 2003.

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

Initial dance music:
Flip, Flop, and Fly (Bob H., trumpet; Glen, tenor)
Candy (Karen vocal)
At Last (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
The Preacher (Glen, tenor)
Lady is a Tramp (Rosetones; Mark, scat vocal)
Brown's in Town (Glen, tenor)
Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones; Glen, tenor; Jim, drum set)
Kiss of Fire Cha-Cha (Ann, piano; Tim, trumpet)
Seems Like Old Times (Glen, tenor; Mark, bass trombone)
Satin Doll (Rosetones; Ann, piano; Bob H., flugelhorn; Dan, tenor)
Blue Tango
Six dancers perform to a recording of "Rock Around the Clock".
The Rhythm & Swing Dancers performed upstairs before the doors opened to let guests into the Minnesota Ballroom for dinner.
Dance or dinner music:
I Can't Get Started (small sheet music; Kirk, vocal; GN, trumpet)
Mac the Knife (Tim, trumpet; Dan, tenor)
Moonglow (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
Ain't Misbehavin' (Rosetones; at letter D: Bob H., trumpet)
Fly Me to the Moon (Kirk, vocal; Bill F., alto; we played the whole song, then repeated the last half for the dancers who had just reached the dance floor)
Alley Cat (Ann, piano; Glen, tenor)
Moon Over Naples (rhumba)
Stars Fell on Alabama (John, trumpet; Glen, tenor; Kay, alto)
In the Mood (Rhythm & Swing; Glen, tenor; Kay, alto; John, trumpet)
The trumpet section, dressed in tuxes and black ties, plays a chorus of "Alley Cat".
The trumpet section, left to right: Bob Hallquist, John Harbaugh, Tim Altmann, and Bob Nielsen

Program - Band Break

Dinner music (to which the guests danced):
Misty (Bill F., alto; John, trumpet; Rich, trombone)
Skylark (Nowak arr.; Karen, vocal)
Girl Talk (Kay, alto)
Blue Moon (Kirk and GN, vocal; Tim, trumpet; Bill F., alto)
Moon River (Kay and Bill F., altos; Rosetones)
String of Pearls (Kay, alto; John, trumpet; Ann, piano)
Theme (John, trumpet)
On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
A Rose is a Rose (Rich, trombone; Bob H., trumpet: Glen, tenor)
I Won't Last a Day without You (Kirk, vocal)
Cha Cha Cha for Judy
Angel Eyes (GN, vibes; Glen, tenor)
Sentimental Journey (Rosetones; Bob N., flugelhorn)
Not So Loud, Please (Bob H., flugelhorn; play as written - no extra repeats)
Summertime (GN, vocal; Bob H., trumpet)
Li'l Darlin' (Ann, piano; Bob N.(?), trumpet)
Mood Indigo (Glen, tenor; Kay, alto; Tim(?), trumpet)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Rosetones; skip sections A and B)
Laura (John, trumpet; Kay, alto)
That Warm Feeling (Ann, piano)
Autumn Leaves (John, trumpet)
Karen sings "Skylark" with oversized cutouts of dancers near the wall behind her.
The shadowey dancers above Jim Foster and behind Karen Dunn were part of the outstanding decorations at the ball.
After-dinner dance music:
Glory of Love (Rosetones; Kay, alto)
Moonlight Serenade (Kay, clarinet)
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
And I Just Swung In (solos at 73-104 (repeated): 73-Bob H., 89-Glen, 73-Rich, 89-Bill F.)
Lester Leaps In (Glen, tenor; as written, no extra repeats)
Show Me the Way to Go Home (Ann, piano; Glen, tenor; Mike, bass)
"Nevertheless" (I'm in Love with You" hangs from the ceiling.
Huge sheet music suspended from the ceiling enhanced the ambiance, in keeping with the "Swing" theme.

The doors opened for guests to arrive at 7:30. Dinner was served starting around 8:20. Rhythm & Swing performed to our rendition of "In the Mood" at 9:10, when the sorbet course was being served. The program followed, emceed by Colleen Needles. We were originally asked to play until "9:30 or 10:00". The dance floor was packed after dinner, and had we been able to continue, many people would have stayed to dance to the big band. We ended at 10:10, inviting the guests (around 590 of them) to go upstairs to dance to Cookie Coleman's combo.

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:
Saxes: Kay Foster, Bill Frank, Glen Peterson, Dan Desmonds, and Bill Pearson
Trumpets: John Harbaugh, Tim Altmann, Bob Hallquist, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Tom Simpson, Fred Christiansen, Rich Eyman, and Mark Olson
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), John O'Laughlin (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: The Rosetones: Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton

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