Roseville Big Band
led by Glen Newton
We started with dance music, switched to dinner music when dinner began, took a break for announcements and for the auction, and continued with dance music after dinner.

Children's Hospital Association Fifty-eighth Annual Ball, November 17, 2007
Minnesota Room in the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Paul-Riverfront, 11 E. Kellogg Blvd, corner of Wabasha and Kellogg in St. Paul; wear black and white; set up at 6:30, start at 7:30, finish at 10:30 (or as late as 10:45 if people are still eating dessert at 10:30)
Songs in red are on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. Songs in Italics were requested by audience members. Songs crossed out like this were on the original list but were skipped due to lack of time.
Initial dance music (7:30 to 8:20):
Winter Wonderland (Greg, GN-bass trb, Bill-flute)
Dance to the Big Band Swing (Karen and GN, vocals; Glen P., Dave)
Only the staff heard the first two selections; the first guests arrived during Joshua.
Joshua (arr. by Mike Bratlie; George, Ira) (first performance by the Roseville Big Band)
(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before (Mark L., GN-vocal) (first performance by the Roseville Big Band)
Let It Snow (Mark S., Mike W., Glen P., GN-bass trb)
Second Time Around (Karen)
I'll Never Fall in Love Again (Glen P., Mike B.)
Glory of Love (Karen and GN, vocals; Kay)
Leap Frog (Glen P., Dave)
Mean to Me (Karen, GN-vibes; Mark S.)
Sleigh Ride (La Barbera arr.; Glen P., Harvey)
It's Been a Long, Long Time (Gene, Ira, Karen)
Moon River (Kay, Bill; Karen and GN, vocals)
Wintery drapes and giant colorful snowflakes hang over the dancers.
Many of the 651 people with dinner reservations enjoyed before-dinner dancing.

After the 25-minute program, the band continued with dinner music.

Dinner music (8:45 to 9:35) (to help keep the volume down, trumpet section used flugelhorns except when some kind of mute was called for):

Girl Talk (Kay)
Misty (Bill-alto)
Summertime (Karen, Mark L.)
Autumn Leaves
Someone to Watch Over Me (Karen; skip from the intro to the chorus)
Days of Wine and Roses (Rhumba request)
Sunday Morning (GN-trpt)
Huge multicolored snowflakes Snowflake decorations greeted guests at the entrance to the Minnesota Ballroom
Natalie holds the gift bag.

The band waited on stage (about 15 minutes) during the drawings for the wrist watch and jewelry donated by Arthur's Jewelers.

Li'l Darlin' (Bob)
Longer (Karen and GN, vocals)
Slow Dance for Lynn (Mark L.)
White Cliffs of Dover (George)
Nearness of You (Karen)
Moonlight Serenade (Kay)
They Can't take That Away from Me (Karen)
Traces (Ira)
Girl from Impanema
Bye Bye Blackbird (Harvey)
For Me and My Gal (first performance by the Roseville Big Band)
A Season Departs

Children's Hospital Association board member Natalie Hay, emcee/auctioneer Karen Sorbo, and Marilyn Nogai from Arthur's Jewelers waited for the lucky winner of jewelry from Arthur's to claim the prize.

At this point, emcee and auctioneer Karen Lee Sorbo conducted the auction.

After dinner dance and dessert music (10:15-10:45)
Winter Wonderland (Greg, GN-bass trb, Bill-flute)
I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Ira, GN-trpt, Harvey)
In the Mood (Glen P., Kay, Gene)
Star Dust (Gene, Karen)
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (Key of C Minor; Karen and GN, vocals; George, Rich)
String of Pearls (Kay, GN-trpt)
Candy (Karen)
Lady is a Tramp (Karen and GN, vocals; Rich)
Since I Fell for You (Kay, Mark L., Glen P.)
All of Me (Karen, GN, Rich, Glen P.)

Show Me the Way to Go Home (Ann, Glen P., Mike W.)
Glen stands up to play his solo.
Glen Peterson played a tenor sax solo on "Show Me the Way to Go Home."

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:
Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Bill Frank (alto & flute), Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor), and Mark Stevens (baritone & clarinet)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Gene Phares, Harvey Skow, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, Greg Onstad
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Mike Wobig (bass), David Tuenge (drums), Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn and Glen Newton

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