Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, September 9, 2023
Hangar #3, Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minnesota


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, Glen Newton and Amy Lauria introduced the dance and welcomed the dancers.

Set One (8:00-8:50):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (1999; Rosetones, Glen P., Jim)
2. April in Paris (1932 [skip 2nd ending; play final strain just twice, not three times]; Keith, Dan T.)
3. Glory of Love (1936; Rosetones, Dan D.)
4. American Patrol (1891/1942; Dan D., Mark L.), dedicated to the memory of John Schuck, WWI vet and CAF wing leader many years
5. I'm Beginning to See the Light (1944; start with 4 bars of rhythm section; Sammy Nestico arr., Dan C., Dan T.)
. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (1940; Hest arr.; Dan T., Dan C.)
It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (1932; Rosetones, Mark L.)
8. Hard-Hearted Hannah (1924; Mike, Dan T.)
9. String of Pearls (1941; Dan D., GN (tpt))
10. On the Sunny Side of the Street (1930; Rosetones)
After You've Gone (1918; Mark S.)
12. How High the Moon (1940; Keith, Tom, George, Michael)

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

Set Two (around 9:05 until 10:15):
1. Rock Around the Clock (1952; Rhythm & Swing Exhibition Dancers; Bob, Dan D.)
1a. Leap Frog (1941; Glen P; Jim)
2. Nice Work if You Can Get It (1937; female vocal; Karen, Rosetones, Glen P.)
3. Moonlight Serenade (1939; Dan D.)
4. Beer Barrel Polka (1934; Rosetones)
5. At Last (1942; #13 in "Exciting Sounds"; Karen vocal at A and B; no repeat, play bottom line and take 2nd ending; stop on downbeat of the bar before E)
6. The Charleston (1923; Karen first time at A and B; Keith (trb) at C)
7. Honeysuckle Rose (1929)
Route 66 (1946; Eric, Mike, Dan C., Michael)
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 vocal, Mike, John)
13. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (1938; Dan D., Keith, Mike)
14. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (1942; Rosetones)
15. Who Walks in When I Walk Out (1934; Karen, GN (vocals); Dan T., Glen P., Dan D.)
16. Little Brown Jug (1939; #9 in "Authentic Sounds"; Dan T., Glen P.)

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

Set Three (10:40-12:00):
1. St. Louis Blues March (1914; Dan D., Jim, Glen P.)
2. Accentuate the Positive (1944; Karen, GN (tpt))
3. Rosie the Riveter (1942; Bob, GN (vocal), George, Mark L. (ratchet sound effect))
4. Latin Fantasy (1942 & 1943; Bob)
On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe (1945)
6. Georgia On My Mind (1930; Rosetones, Glen P)
7. Old Devil Moon (1946; Mark S.)
8. Ain't Misbehavin' (1929; Rosetones, Keith scat)
9. All of Me (1931; Karen, George, Keith, Dan C. and Glen P. trading 4's)
10. Opus One (1943; Rosetones, Glen P., George, Eric)
11. Sing, Sing, Sing (1936; Jim; Dan D., clarinet; GN, tpt with plunger; Keith, scat; Mike, piano)
12. God Bless the Child (1924; Karen)
13. Woodchopper's Ball (1939; GN (tpt), Bob, Keith, John, George,
Mark S., Tom, Dan C. (last time at E), Eric (once at F))
14. Side By Side (1927; Rosetones)
14a. In the Mood (1939; Tyzik version; Glen P., Dan D., Jim, Mark S., Dan T.)
15. 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), Dan Carlson (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: 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), Bob Nielsen, and Keith Miner

Rhythm and Swing: Choreography by Cindy Gardner.


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