Commemorative Air Force Bomber's Moon Ball, September 14, 2019
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 were prepared to take requests. Here are pictures from the dance.

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 (8:00-8:40):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Karen, GN, Kirk, Glen P., Kelli)
2. Little Brown Jug (#9 in Book II; Eric, Glen P., Dan T.)
3. I've Got You Under My Skin (Mark Taylor arr., Karen)
4. Waltzing Matilda (Kay, Mark L.)
5. On a Slow Boat to China (Kirk and Karen)
6. American Patrol (Kay, Mark L.)
7. Beer Barrel Polka (Kirk, Karen, GN)
8. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, Bob, Paul, Dan T., Jason, Bill F., Dan D., Eric)
9. Mack the Knife (high key male vocal; Kirk, Glen P.)
10. Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Karen, GN (trumpet))
Hard-Hearted Hannah (Mike, Dan T.)
12. (Oh) Lady Be Good (GN (trpt), Kay, GN vocal 81-96, Eric)

At this point, while the band takes 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, until around 10:30):
1. Rock Around the Clock (Rhythm & Swing Exhibition Dancers; Bob, Bill P., GN)
2. Candy (Karen)
3. How High the Moon (trbs, Paul, George, Michael)
4. Moon River (Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Karen, Kirk, GN)
5. After You've Gone (Mark S.)
6. The Way You Look Tonight (Karen, Glen P.)
7. It Had to Be You (Kirk, Mike)
8. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Hest arr.; Mark S., Glen P.)
9. 'S Wonderful (Karen, Glen P., Dan T.)
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, Kelli)
13. Rosie the Riveter (Kirk, Bob, GN, George)
14. It's Only a Paper Moon (Karen, GN)
15. On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe
16. I Get a Kick Out of You (Karen)
17. St. Louis Blues March (Kay, Kelli, Glen P.)
Fever (Karen, George)

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 (Paul, Jason)
2. All of Me (Karen, GN, Glen P., George)
3. Pick Yourself Up (Glen P., Mark S.)
4. Ain't Misbehavin' (Kirk, Karen, GN)
5. Moonlight Serenade (Kay, clarinet)
6. (It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before (Mark S., GN)
7. Stompin' at the Savoy (#14 in Book II; Glen P., Kay, Mike)
8. Liechtensteiner Polka (GN)
9. String of Pearls (Kay, GN)
Fly Me to the Moon (Kirk, Bill F.)
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (Key of F minor; Karen, Kirk, GN, Paul, George)
12. Chattanooga Choo Choo (Wolpe arr., Glen P., Kelli)

13. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Karen, Glen P.)
14. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (Kay, Paul, Mike)
Satin Doll (Mike, Dan T. (flugelhorn), Dan D., Karen, Kirk, GN)
16. I Left My Heart in San Francisco (Glen P.)
17. How About You? (Karen, GN, Glen P., GN (trpt))

Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (Mike, Glen P., Eric)

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: George Henly, Paul Thomsen, Michael Sweet, and Carl Meincke (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), Kelli Rae Tubbs (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton, and Bob Nielsen

About 850 people attended the dance.

Rhythm and Swing performers:

WOMEN - Alyssa Johnson, Kristen Pogatschnik, Molly Anne, Rachel Fager, Stacey Kawa, Stephanie King
MEN - Alex Asmus, David Haugen, Erik Olson, Henry Cole, Jess Phillips, Mike Burns, Wilson Vave

Rhythm and Swing features between the second and third sets:

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (Sydney Bechet)
Sugarfoot Stomp (Benny Goodman)
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald)
Well Git It (Tommy Dorsey)
Sh Boom (The Chords)
Swing Brother Swing (Casey MacGill & the Spirits of Rhythm)
Sing Sing Sing (Benny Goodman)

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