Roseville Big Band with the Rosetones
Commemorative Air Force Bomber's Moon Ball, September 7, 2013

Led by Glen Newton

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. Songs crossed out like this were on the original list but were skipped due to lack of time. Songs in Italics were added by audience request.

The run-up of the engines of Miss Mitchell, the B-25 bomber was done early in the evening, in conjunction with the history flights. Cindy Gardner and Scott Sonbuchner from TC Swing gave free swing dance lessons beginning at 7:00 p.m. Starting at 7:50, the color guard from Fort Snelling made a presentation to open the dance and Stan Turner introduced the dance and welcomed the dancers.

Set One - Part 1 (8:00-8:45):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Glen P., Dave)
2. Darktown Strutter's Ball
3. Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
4. Little Brown Jug (Tim, Glen P., Dan T.)
5. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Karen, Diane, Kirk)
6. It Don't Mean a Thing (Rosetones, Mark L.)
7. Beer Barrel Polka (Keith and Rosetones, vocals)
8. Two By Two (Glen P., George, GN, Rich, Keith; don't repeat back to letter F)
9. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
10. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
11. Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Kay)
12. Grand march (for anyone in costume): Armed Forces Medley

At this point, while the band took a break, Stan Turner honored all veterans and active military personnel. This activity finished by about 8:53, but the pipes and drums weren't at the entrance, so Glen used the time to tell the audience about the band's sponsorship by Roseville Parks & Recreation, invite musicians to sit-in night, and introduce the saxophone and trombone sections.
After the break, the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band marched in playing The Minstrel Boy and performed these selections with the Roseville Big Band:
BP1. Highland Cathedral (1 bar snare, 1 bar drone, 16 bars pipe solo (A1), then band joins (A2, B, A1, A2, B, Coda)
BP2. Scotland the Brave (8 beat intro (3-beat roll, 1 beat rest, 3-beat roll, 1 beat rest); AA'BA,AA'BA; no coda)
BP3. Amazing Grace (form: solo bagpipe, all pipes, pipes and band), dedicated to all military personnel, past and present
They played I See Mull (Land of My Youth) while marching out.

Set Two (9:00-9:45):
1. Rhythm & Swing Feature: Rock Around the Clock (Bill P., Bob)
2. It Had to Be You (Kirk, Ann; we started this song at 9:15)
3. Moon River (Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Rosetones)
4. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Mark S., Glen P.)
5. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)
6. 'S Wonderful (Female vocal; Karen, Dan T., Glen P.)
7. Alegria Latina (Latin Delight with guest percussionists from the audience) (George, Bill F., Mark S., Rich, Dan D., John) (also satisfied a request for a Latin number; while waiting for guest percussionists to assemble, Glen introduced the audience to the band's trumpet and rhythm sections)
8. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.)
9. In the Mood (Tyzik arr., Doc Severinson version; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Dave; this song ended at 9:47)

Between sets 2 and 3, the Swing Cats performed to pre-recorded music:

  1. Topsy, by Count Basie
  2. Stompin’ at the Savoy, by Isham Jones (cut version)
  3. Shake That Thing, by Wynonie Harris
  4. Sing, Sing, Sing, by Benny Goodman (cut version)

Afterward, Stan Turner announced the winners of the costume contest.

Set Three (10:10-10:50):
1. Lady is a Tramp (female vocal; Rosetones; Keith scat; we'd hoped to start at 10:00 but the featured dancers and costume contest awards took longer than planned)
2. Willow Weep for Me (Keith (vocal), George)
3. Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Karen, GN (trumpet))
4. American Patrol (Mark L.)
5. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
Kansas City (John)
7. Moonglow (Rosetones)
8. All of Me (Karen, GN (vocal), Glen P., Rich; first performance of Keith Miner's new lyrics)
9. Prom Polka
10. Satin Doll (Ann, Dan T. (flugelhorn), Dan D., Rosetones)
11. Chattanooga Choo Choo (Hest arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.) (also requested)

Between sets 3 and 4, recorded music from the Roseville Big Band CD kept the dancing going.

Set Four (11:05-midnight):
1. Sing, Sing, Sing (Dave; Kay, clarinet; Rich; Keith, scat vocal; GN, trumpet with plunger)
2. I'll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley (Rosetones)
3. Bye, Bye Blackbird (Dan T.)
4. Love is Here to Stay (Male vocal; Kirk, Rosetones, Dan T.)
5. Leap Frog (Glen P, Dave)
6. St. Louis Blues March (Glen P., Kay, Dave)
7. Lil' Darlin' (Bob)
8. Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (Key of F minor; Rosetones, Rich, George)
9. How About You (Karen, GN, Glen P.; modified road map: the first time you hit the coda jump sing two bars before C, continue on as usual; the second time you hit that coda jump sign, go back to bar 5 of the piece - that's the modification; the third time you hit the coda jump sign, take the jump to the coda as usual)
10. Moonlight Serenade (Kay)
11. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
12. String of Pearls (Kay, GN (trumpet), Ann)
13. Last: Thanks for the Memory (Karen, GN, Bob; first performance of Glen and Karen's new lyrics)

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto, soprano), Kay Foster (alto, soprano, clarinet), Dan Desmonds (tenor and clarinet), and Bill Pearson (baritone and clarinet)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns (left to right):Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Jenn Werner (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Ann Booth (piano), John O'Loughlan (guitar), Tim Erickson (bass), and Dave Tuenge (drums)
Vocal: The Rosetones (left to right: Glen Newton (baritone), Karen Dunn (lead) , Diane Lindberg (alto) , Kirk Lindberg (tenor)) and Keith Miner

The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band performers for this dance:
  Pipers: Lynn Ista (Pipe Major and soloist), Dave MacKinnon, Paul Anderson, Daniel Boe, Jonathan Halberg, and Benjamin Schenck.
  Snare Drummers: Mark Getty and Marguerite Kraus
  Bass Drummer: Richard Cady

The Rhythm & Swing performers for this dance were Katy Sandberg, Stacey Kanarski, Stephanie King, Damien Dykes, Dan Kuchenbecker, and Sam Hanson.

Because of the unusually hot weather - up to 91 degrees - the band members playing in white shirts and black pants, skipping the ties, cummerbunds, and suit or tux coats. Despite the heat, about 850 people attended the dance.

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