Commemorative Air Force Bomber's Moon Ball , September 10, 2022
Hangar #3, Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minnesota

Led by Glen Newton

Here are pictures from the dance.

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, Dan T.)
3. Glory of Love (1936; Rosetones, Kay)
4. I'm Beginning to See the Light (1944; Sammy Nestico arr., Kay, Dan T.)
5. Ain't Misbehavin' (1929; Rosetones, Keith scat)
6. Who Walks In When I Walk Out? (1934; Karen, GN (vocals); Dan T., Glen P., Kay)
7. Old Devil Moon (1946; Dan T.)
8. Moonglow (1934; Rosetones)
9. String of Pearls (1941; Kay, GN (tpt))
9.5 Leap Frog
(1941, Jim, Glen P.) moved from set 3
10. On the Sunny Side of the Street (1930; Rosetones)

11. All of Me (1931; Karen, George, Keith, Glen P. & Dan C. trading 4s)
12. After You've Gone (1918; Dan T.)

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

Set Two (around 9:10 until 10:25):
1. Rock Around the Clock (1952; Rhythm & Swing Exhibition Dancers; Bob, Dan D.)
2. April in Paris (1932; Dan. T.)
3. Mack the Knife (male vocal; Keith, 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. (On the) Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe (1945)
9. Somebody Loves Me (1924; Rosetones, Glen P.)
10. In the Mood (1939; Tyzik version; Glen P., Kay, Jim, Mark S., Dan T.)
11. Lady is a Tramp (1937; female vocal; Rosetones; Keith scat 51-56))
12. In a Mellow Tone (1940; Michael, Bob)
This Can't Be Love (1938; low key female vocal; Karen, Glen P.)
14. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (1942; Rosetones)
15. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (1938; Kay, Keith, Mike)
I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (1942; Rosetones)

Between sets 2 and 3, Rhythm & Swing gave a swing dance exhibition using pre-recorded music and Amy and Stan announced the winners of the costume contest. Then Mike (piano) and Glen (vibraphone) played "God Save the Queen" in a tribute to Queen Victoria II who died on September 8 after 25 years as Queen of England.

Set Three (10:45-12:00):
1. All the Things You Are (1939; Kay, Dan T.)
2. Moonlight Serenade (1939; Kay)
3. Side By Side (1927; Rosetones)
4. Rosie the Riveter (1942; Bob, GN (vocals), George, Mark L.(ratchet sound effect))
5. Blue Skirt Waltz (1944; GN (vocal))
6. Sing, Sing, Sing (1936; Jim; Kay, clarinet; GN, tpt with plunger; Keith, scat)
7. Satin Doll (1958; Mike, Mark S. (flugelhorn), Dan C., Rosetones)
8. Nice Work if You Can Get It (1937; female vocal; Karen, Rosetones, Dan C.)
9. Woodchopper's Ball (1939; GN (tpt), Bob,
John, George, Bill, Dan C., Eric)
10. Georgia On My Mind (1930; Rosetones, Glen P)
11. Lady Be Good (Oh) (1924; GN vocal & trpt)
12. Love is Here to Stay (1938; male vocal; Bruce, Rosetones, Dan T.)
13. It's Only a Paper Moon (1933; Karen, GN (vocal))
14. I've Got You Under My Skin (1936, Wiggins arr., instrumental; John, Glen P.)
15. Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (1932; Key of F minor; Rosetones, George, Bill)
16. Leap Frog (1941; Glen P., Jim) moved to set 1 to fill a request
17. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (1925; Keith, George, Dan T., Mark S., Mike, Eric)

Roseville Big Band:
Saxes: Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Dan Carlson (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee and Bob Nielsen; Glen Newton played 5th on "All the Things You Are"
Trombones: George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Mack the Knife"
Rhythm: John Seal (guitar), 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: David Buckmaster, Rachel Statz, and Stephani King.

Alsoo helping out on the steal number were Darlington Wleh and Terry Gardner.

About 800 people attended the dance.


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Sunday, September 18, 2022.

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