Commemorative Air Force Bomber's Moon Ball , September 11, 2021
Hangar #3, Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minnesota

Here are pictures from the dance.

Led by Glen Newton

Band: Wear black suits or tuxes or dresses

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. As usual, we were prepared to take requests. The songs in Italic were requests. Songs crossed off were skipped due to lack of time.
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, joined Amy Lauria to introduce the dance and welcome the dancers.

Set One (8:00-8:50):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (1999; Rosetones, Glen P., Jim)
2. Song of the Volga Boatmen (traditional/1941; Bill)
3. Glory of Love (1936; Rosetones, Dan D.)
4. American Patrol (1891/1942; Dan D., Mark L.)
4a. (moved from set 3 to satisfy a waltz request) Blue Skirt Waltz (1944; GN (vocal))
5. Ain't Misbehavin' (1929; Rosetones, Keith scat)
6. Accentuate the Positive (1944; Karen, GN (tpt))
7. (It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before (1942; Mark S., GN (vocal))
7a. Leap Frog (Glen P.)
8. It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (1932; Rosetones, Mark L.)
9. String of Pearls (1941; Dan D., GN (tpt)
10. Blue Skies (1927; Rosetones, Keith scat)
11. Sleepy Time Gal
(1924; GN (tpt), George)
12. All of Me (1931; Karen, George, Keith, Glen P. & Ira trading 4s) (moved to set 2 so set 1 could end on time)

At this point, while the band took a break, Amy and Stan led the ceremonies to honor all veterans and active military personnel, recognizing the five branches of service and including WWII veterans. Then a CAF pilot ran up the B25 engines.

Set Two (around 9:10 until 10:30):
1. Rock Around the Clock (1952; Rhythm & Swing Exhibition Dancers; Bob, Sue)
1a. (moved from set one) All of Me (1931; Karen, George, Keith, Glen P. & Ira trading 4s)
2. Pick Yourself Up (1936; Glen P., Mark S.)
2a. Happy Birthday
3. Willow Weep for Me (1932; Keith, George, Glen P.)
4. Little Brown Jug (1939; #9 in "Authentic Sounds"; Dan T., Glen P.)
5. I'll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley (1938-1944; Rosetones)
6. Beer Barrel Polka (1934; Rosetones)
7. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (1940; Hest arr.; Mark S., Glen P.)
8. Sweet Georgia Brown (1925; play as published, no extra repeat; Ira, Dan T.)
9. Somebody Loves Me (1924; Rosetones, Glen P.)
10. In the Mood (1939; Tyzik version; Glen P., Dan D., Jim, Mark S., Dan T.)
11. Lady is a Tramp (1937; female vocal; Rosetones; Keith scat 51-56))
12. Straighten Up and Fly Right (1944; Keith, Mike, GN (vibes))

13. St. Louis Blues March (1914; Dan D., Jim, Glen P.)
14. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (1942; Rosetones)
15. Hard-Hearted Hannah (1924; Mike, Dan T.)
16. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (1941; Karen, Diane, Bruce)

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

Set Three (10:50-12:00):
1. Satin Doll (1958; Mike, Mark S. (flugelhorn), Ira, Rosetones)
2. Moonlight Serenade (1939; Dan D.)
3. Side By Side (1927; Rosetones)
4. Rosie the Riveter (1942; Bob, GN (vocal), George, Jim (ratchet sound effect))
5. Blue Skirt Waltz (1944; GN (vocal)) (skipped because it was moved to set 1)
6. Sing, Sing, Sing (1936; Jim; Dan, clarinet; GN, tpt with plunger; Keith, scat)
7. I Get a Kick Out of You (1934; Karen, Ira)
8. Nice Work if You Can Get It (1937; female vocal; Karen, Rosetones, Ira)
9. Woodchopper's Ball (1939; GN (tpt), Bob,
Keith, Dan T., George, Bill F., Ira, Eric)
10. Georgia On My Mind (1930; Rosetones, Glen P)
11. How High the Moon (1940; repeat back from 57 to 41; Keith, Tom, George, Michael)
12. Love is Here to Stay (1938; male vocal; Bruce, Rosetones, GN (vibes))
13. It's Only a Paper Moon (1933; Karen, GN (vocal))
14. I've Got You Under My Skin (1936, Wiggins arr., instrumental; Glen P)
15. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (1937; Karen, Bruce; Dan T. and GN, trumpets)
16. Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (1932; Key of F minor; Rosetones, George, Bill)
17. Moonglow (1934; Rosetones)

18. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (1925; Glen P., Mike, Eric)

Roseville Big Band:
Saxes: Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Dan Desmonds (alto and clarinet), Ira Adelman (tenor), and Sue Wells (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee and Bob Nielsen
Trombones:George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone);
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton), and Keith Miner

Rhythm and Swing: Choreography by Cindy Gardner.

Dancers: Kristen, Melanie, Rachel, Stacey, Erik, Ian, and Mike

Before set 2:

Rock Around the Clock    Mike & Kristen, Erik & Rachel

Before set 3:

Well Git It                         Mike & Melanie, Erik & Stacey
Shim Sham                         Ian, Kristen, Stacey, Erik
Botch A Me                       Ian & Kristen, Mike & Rachel
Sh Boom                            Mike & Stacey, Erik & Melanie
Tranky Do                         Melanie, Ian, Rachel
Sing Sing Sing                    Ian & Rachel, Mike & Kristen, Erik & Melanie, Mike & Stacey

Around 700 dancers attended the event.

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