Roseville Big Band
led by Glen Newton
Song List
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.

A Red Carpet Affair
Children's 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.

Initial dance music (7:30 to 8:20 or later):
Winter Wonderland (Keith, Bill-flute)
Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones; Glen P., Dave)
Joshua (arr. by Mike Bratlie; George, Carl)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Karen, Diane, Kirk, trumpets)
There Will Never Be Another You (arr. by Mike B.)
Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
They Didn't Believe Me (Pat; first performance by the Roseville Big Band)
Come Fly with Me (Kirk, Glen P.; original key)
Sleigh Ride (La Barbera arr.; Glen P., GN)
It's Not Unusual (GN)
Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)
Let It Snow (Bill P., Mike W., Glen P., Keith-bass trb)

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.):

Blue Skies (Rosetones, Keith)
When I Fall in Love (Karen, GN-flugelhorn)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Rosetones; skip from the intro to the chorus)
Still Love You (Keith, Carl)
Li'l Darlin' (Pat-flugelhorn)
In the Mood (Glen P., Kay, Gene, Carl)
Chattanooga Choo-Choo (Rosetones, Glen P.)
Longer (Karen and GN, vocals)
I'll Never Smile Again / Dream Medley (Rosetones)
You Decorated My Life (Ann)
Georgia On My Mind (Rosetones, Glen P.)
Moonlight Serenade (Kay)
In the Mood (request for a fast, short song - skip from G to J; Glen P., Kay, Gene)

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.

After dinner dance and dessert music (around 10:35-11:00)
Through the Eyes of Love (Ice Castles Theme) (Karen, Rosetones)
Just in Time (Glen P., Ann)

Love is Here to Stay (Kirk, Rosetones)
When You Wish Upon a Star (Karen)
Moon River (Kay, Bill F.; Rosetones) Kansas City (various)

G. I. Jive (Rosetones, Carl, Mike B.)
In the Mood (Glen P., Kay, Gene) (played in the previous set by request)
Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
Star Dust (GN-trpt, Karen)
I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
String of Pearls (Kay, GN-trpt)

Lady is a Tramp (Rosetones; Keith, scat)
Cha Cha Cha for Judy (request for a cha-cha)
All of Me (Karen, GN, Rich, Glen P.)

What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
Show Me the Way to Go Home (Ann, Glen P., Mike W.)

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 Dolinar, 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.

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Friday, July 03, 2020.

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