Hospital Association Fifty-ninth Annual Ball,
November 22, 2008
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 11:00.
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.
After the greetings by emcee Vineeta Sawkar and 2008 CHA President Diane Swanson and a short video about the 75-year history of the Children's Hospital, the band continued with dinner music.
Dinner music ( around 8:45 to 9:20) (To help keep the volume down, the trumpet section used flugelhorns except when some kind of mute was called for. Many people were on the dance floor during the first half of the set, due to the time it took to get dinner served.):
At this point, Shirley Schoffelman and Andrea Strommen, the 2008 Ball Co-Chairs, held a drawing for Continental Diamond Jewelry, and auctioneer Karen Lee Sorbo conducted the live auction. This was followed by Fund-a-Need, a million-dollar presentation, and remarks by Dr. Alan Goldbloom, President and CEO of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:
Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Bill Frank (alto & flute), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone & clarinet)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Gene Phares, Pat Gefre, and Brandon Finnestad
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, Keith Miner; Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Still Love You".
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Mike Wobig (bass), Carl Berger (guitar), David Tuenge (drums), Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn , Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton) and Keith Miner
Over 800 people attended the dinner-dance. There were 81 tables, some with as many as 12 people.