Commemorative Air Force Bomber's Moon Ball, September 8, 2018
Hangar #3, Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minnesota
Led by Glen Newton

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. As usual, we will take requests. 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.

Before the dance Cindy and Terry Gardner, representing TC Swing, gave free swing dance lessons, finishing at 7:45. At 7:55, Stan Turner, KLBB radio host, introduced the dance and welcomed the dancers.

Set One (7:55-8:40):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Glen P., Jim)
2. Little Brown Jug (#9 in Book II; Steve, Glen P., Dan T.)
3. Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
4. Hey, Jealous Lover (Mike, Mark S., Glen P.)
5. American Patrol (Kay, Mark L.)
6. On a Slow Boat to China (Kirk and Karen)
7. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, trumpet with plunger; Bob, Scott, Dan T., Tom, Carl, Bill F., Dan D., Steve)
8. Liechtensteiner Polka (GN)
9. Mack the Knife (Kirk, Glen P.)
10. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
Hard-Hearted Hannah (Mike, Dan T.)
12. Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Karen, GN (trumpet))

At this point, while the band took a break, Stan and events coordinator Amy Lauria led the ceremonies to honor all veterans and active military personnel, and a CAF pilot ran up the B25 engines.

Set Two (around 9:05, after the bomber engine runup, until around 10:20):
1. Rock Around the Clock (Rhythm & Swing Exhibition Dancers; Bob, Bill P., GN)
2. It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (Rosetones, Mark L.)
3. How High the Moon (trbs, Keith, Scott, Michael)
4. Moon River (Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Rosetones)
5. Hayburner (Mike)
6. Cry Me a River (Karen)
7. It Had to Be You (Kirk, Mike)
8. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Hest arr.; Mark S., Glen P.)
9. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.)
10. Cha Cha Cha for Judy (audience guest percussionists)
11. Star Dust (Karen, Mark S.)
12. In the Mood (Tyzik arr., Doc Severinson version; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Jim)
13. Rosie the Riveter (Kirk, Bob, GN, Keith)
14. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Karen, Diane, Kirk, trumpet section)
15. On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
16. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
17. St. Louis Blues March (Kay, Jim, Glen P.)
18. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)

Between sets 2 and 3, Rhythm & Swing performed to a medley of pre-recorded music and Amy and Stan announced the winners of the costume contest.

Set Three (10:45-12:00):
1. Sweet Georgia Brown (Scott, Carl)
2. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
3. Pick Yourself Up (Glen P., Mark S.)
Satin Doll (Mike, Dan T. (flugelhorn), Dan D., Rosetones)
5. Sing, Sing, Sing (Jim; Kay, clarinet; GN, trumpet with plunger; Keith, vocal; Mike; Carl)
6. Come Fly with Me (In C, not the Medium Key version; Kirk, Glen P)
7. Stompin' at the Savoy (#14 in Book II; Glen P., Kay, Mike)
8. Moonlight Serenade (Kay, clarinet)
9. String of Pearls (Kay, GN)
10. Lady is a Tramp (female vocal; Rosetones; Keith 51-56))
Seems Like Old Times (Tom)
12. Beer Barrel Polka (Kirk, Karen, Diane, Keith)
13. It's Only a Paper Moon (Karen, GN)
14. In the Mood (Tyzik; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Jim)
15. Ain't Misbehavin' (Kirk, Rosetones, Keith)
16. Little Brown Jug (Steve, Glen P., Dan T.)
17. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (Mike, Glen P., Steve)

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:
Saxes: Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto) Kay Foster (alto, soprano, and clarinet), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Michael Sweet, Keith Miner, Scott Swenson, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Steve Levens (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton), Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

Rhythm and Swing performers: Brianna Asmus, Brittany Jacks, Kayla Joachim, Stacey Kawa, Stephanie King, Alex Asmus, Chase Mergenthal, Erik Olson and Henry Cole

Rhythm and Swing features:

Rock Around the Clock
Choreographed by Cindy Gardner
Alex Asmus & Stephanie King
Chase Mergenthal & Kayla Joachim

Well Git It (Tommy Dorsey)
Choreographed by Cindy Gardner
Chase Mergenthal & Brittany Jacks

Sugarfoot Stomp
Choreographed by Sean & Tonya Morris
Brianna Asmus, Brittany Jacks, Kayla Joachim, Stacey Kawa, and Stephanie King

Sh Boom (The Chords)
Choreographed by Ted Hefty
Alex Asmus & Brianna Asmus
Erik Olson & Stacey Kawa

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald)
Staged by Cindy Gardner
Stephanie King & Henry Cole & Erik Olson
All the dancers join in.

Stompin' at the Savoy (Isham Jones)
This is a routine called Tranky Do, choreographed by Pepsi Bethel.
Brianna Asmus, Brittany Jacks, Kayla Joachim, Stacey Kawa, Stephanie King, Alex Asmus, and Chase Mergenthal

Sing Sing Sing (Benny Goodman)
This is a classic lindy hop routine called the California Routine.  Dancers create their own jams.
Alex Asmus & Brianna Asmus
Chase Mergenthal & Brittany Jacks
Erik Olson & Stacey Kawa
Henry Cole & Kayla Joachim

About 850 people came to the dance.

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