Roseville Big Band
led by Glen Newton

Chinese Characters: A Festival of Lanterns
A Festival of Lanterns
Children's Hospital Association Fifty-sixth Annual Ball, 11/19/2005

Songs in red are on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. No songs were requested by audience members. Songs crossed out (like this) were skipped due to lack of time.

Registration opened at 6:30, and guests enjoyed a Cocktail Hour in the Great River Ballroom. At 7:30, the emcee announced that the Roseville Big Band is now playing in the Minnesota Ballroom for their dancing and listening pleasure. At 7:50 the emcee invited everyone to move down the escalators to the Minnesota Ballroom.

Initial dance and appetizer music (from 7:30 until 8:30):
Carnaby Street (Bob)
Falling in Love with Love (Kay, Mark, Glen P., George)
It Had to Be You (Kirk, Ann)
Theme from Ice Castles (Karen, Rosetones)
In the Mood (Glen P., Kay, Kari, GN (vibes), Fred A.)
Longer (Karen, GN)
Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Glen P., Jake)
C'est si Bon
The Nearness of You (Karen)
As salad was served around 8:15, Welcome by the featured auctioneer, Larry Kroshus from Kurt Johnson Auctioneers
I'll Never Smile Again / Dream Medley (Rosetones)
Misty (Bill F., George, Bob)
Blue Skies (Rosetones, Ann, Keith scat)
Don't Know Why (Karen)

Vocalist Diane Dolinar and her sister Kathy Roberts, director of catering at the Radisson Riverfront in St. Paul, posed outside the entrance to the Minnesota Ballroom.
Dancers filled the dance floor as the band played before dinner.
Remarks by auctioneer Larry Kroshus, CHA President Megan Faricy, and Dr. Alan Goldbloom, CEO and President of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minneapolis.
Dr. Alan Goldbloom Larry Kroshus Megan Faricy

Dance or dinner music (8:45-9:05):
Moon River (Kay, Bill F., Rosetones)
Come in from the Rain (Mark)
Days of Wine and Roses

Program (from 9:05 until 9:40): While the band took a break, Larry introduced Dr. McCord and conducted the live auction. It featured a Hawaiian vacation to Maui (January 14-21, 2006); Wall of Wine; Yorkshire Terrier Puppy; Gourmet Wine Dinners; Sports package; and more!
Just prior to the drawing: String of Pearls (Kay, clarinet; GN, trumpet)
9:45: Drawing for the necklace of rare pearls and diamonds by Marilyn Nogai from Arthur's Jewelers.

After dinner music (10:05-10:35):
I Can't Get Started (small sheet music; Rosetones, introduction; Kirk; GN, trumpet)
Star Dust (Kari, Karen)
Moonglow (Rosetones)
Harlem Nocturne (Kay)
Lady is a Tramp (Rosetones, Fred A., Jim)
Beyond the Sea (GN, vocal; Bill P.)
Night Train
Love is Here to Stay (Kirk, Rosetones, Gene)
My Heart Belongs to Daddy

Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
Leap Frog (Glen P., Jake)
What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)

Aftere the Roseville Big Band finished, guests continued dancing and socializing until 1:00 am in the Great River Ballroom, enjoying music by The R Factor.

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:
Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor/soprano), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Kari Coad, Harvey Skow, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: George Henly, Fred Christiansen, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Fred Anderson (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Jake Nyberg (drums), Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton) and Keith Miner


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