Roseville Big Band
Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, May 31, 2008
Led by Glen Newton

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. Songs in Italics were added to fill out the remaining time.

  Terry and Cindy of TC Swing gave swing dance lessons from 7:00 to 7:55.
Set One (8:00-9:30):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Dave, Glen P.)
2. Ac-cent-tchuate the Positive (Karen, GN)
3. It Had to Be You (Kirk, Ann)
4. String of Pearls (Kay, GN)
5. I'll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley (Rosetones)
6. (It Seems to Me I've) Heard that Song Before (Dan T., GN)
7. Sleepy Time Gal (GN, Mike B.)
8. Skylark (Karen)
9. G. I. Jive (Rosetones; Carl; Mike B.)
10. Liechtensteiner Polka (GN, vocal in German)
11. Brown Wore Black (Rich, Carl, Scott, GN)
12. Moon River (Rosetones, Kay, Bill F.)
13. Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Bill F.; first performance by the Roseville Big Band)
14. All of Me (Karen, GN, Rich, Glen P.)
15. Satin Doll (Ann, Dan T., Dan D., Rosetones)

At this point in the first set (9:00 p.m.), the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band marched in, performed these selections with the Roseville Big Band and marched out again:
1. Highland Cathedral
2. Scotland the Brave
3. Amazing Grace, dedicated to aviation pioneer Chuck Doyle, Ray Ostlie, Bonham Cross, Phil Schacht, and all other veterans.

We continued with a swing dance exhibition number:
16. In the Mood (short version - omit G and H; Swing Cats; Kay, Glen P., Kari)

Then Jerry announced the winners of the raffle to sit behind the pilot during the run-up of the aircraft engines. The band continued until 9:30, with the following songs:
17. Lady is a Tramp (Rosetones; Carl)
18. Rosie the Riveter (Kirk, Bob, GN, Rich; Mark on the ratchet)
19. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Rosetones)

After set one, the band took a break during the run-up of the engines of two of the CAF airplanes. One was a BT-13 Valiant, and the other was a Harvard Mark 4, the Canadian version of the AT6. (Miss Mitchell, the B-25 bomber, was at Stevens Point.)

Set Two (9:45-10:30):
1. Woodchopper's Ball (Swing Cats; GN, trumpet with plunger; Bob, Carl, Mike B., Rich, Bill F., Keith (bass trombone), Scott, Dan D., Mike W.; the ten solos from Bob through Mike Wobig's two choruses matched the number of choruses we recorded, and the dancers had practiced with our CD, so we came out together at the end)
2. Sing, Sing, Sing (Dave, drums; Kay, clarinet; Rich, trombone; Keith, scat vocal; GN, trumpet)
3. Ain't Misbehavin' (Kirk, Rosetones, Keith scat)
4. Groovin' Easy (Glen P.; first performance by the Roseville Big Band in at least 20 years)
5. Moonlight Serenade (Kay)
6. Opus One (Rosetones, Glen P., Rich, Mike W.)
7. Brazil (Kay, Glen P., Dave, audience guest percussionists)
8. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)
9. Just in Time (Glen P., Ann; first performance by the Roseville Big Band)

10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Diane, Karen, Kirkina; Ann; trumpet section) Diane, Karen, and Kirk as "Kirkina"

11. It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing (Rosetones, Mark)

After set two: Armed Forces Medley (arr. by Mike Bratlie) and awards, including costume contest winner announcements. Doug Ward won the competition for the WWII vet wearing his own uniform. Raffle drawings were done at 11:00 and simply posted at the raffle table, thus not announced during this break. Furthermore, there was no dance contest this time so no winners to announce. We had originally planned to break from about 10:35 until 11:05, but since there were no lengthy announcements, we resumed playing 10 minutes earlier than originally planned.

Set Three (10:55-12:00):
1. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
2. Kiss of Fire Cha-Cha (Bob, Ann; guest percussionists)
3. Glory of Love (Rosetones; Kay, soprano sax)
4. Come Fly with Me (high key version; Kirk, Glen P.)
5. Joshua (Mike B., Carl, Keith)
6. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Kari, Glen P.; audience chant-along; GN, telephone)
7. Chattanooga Choo-Choo (Hest arr., Rosetones, Glen P.)
8. (Oh) Lady Be Good (Bob, Kay; first performance by the Roseville Big Band)
9. For Once in My Life (Karen)
10. Beer Barrel Polka (Rosetones, Keith)
11. At Last (Rosetones)
12. Look for the Silver Lining (Bob, Ann)
13. Love is Here to Stay (Kirk, Rosetones, Dan T.)
14. Little Brown Jug (Dan T., Glen P.)
15. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
16. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)

17. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (Ann, Glen P.)

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto, soprano, clarinet), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Kari Coad, Dan Theobald, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, Scott Swenson, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg and Glen Newton), Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

Swing Cats who performed with us:

In the Mood Steve Isvik & Justine Humphrey; Chad Allen & Katie Ginkel

Woodchoppers Ball

(Everyone kept changing partners) Eve Johnson, Frances Emberley, Jeanine Kooman, Justine Humphrey, Katie Ginkel, Sarah Newhouse, Stephanie Kellogg, Anton Miakotin, Chad Allen, Dave Engelhard, Ron Gold, Steve Isvik

830 people attended the dance, despite tornados in the northern suburbs and occasional rain at the hangar.

We sold three CDs.

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