Roseville Big Band
Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, May 30, 2009
Led by Glen Newton

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. Songs we skipped for lack of time are struck through like this. Songs added by audience reuqest are in Italics.

Set One (8:00-9:35):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Dave, Glen P.)
2. Ac-cent-tchuate the Positive (new GN arrangement; Karen, GN); first performance by the RBB
3. It Had to Be You (Kirk, Ann)
4. String of Pearls (Kay, GN)
5. I'll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley (Rosetones)
6. (There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover; first performance by the RBB
7. Sleepy Time Gal (GN, Mike B.)
8. Skylark (Karen)
9. G. I. Jive (Rosetones; Leigh; Mike B.)
10. Liechtensteiner Polka (GN, vocal in German)
11. The Nearness of You (Keith)
12. Moon River (Rosetones, Kay, Bill F.)
13. In a Mellow Tone (Rich, Bob)
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 (form: A (bagpipe solo), A (everybody), B, A, A, B, A, ending))
2. Rose of Kelvin Grove (form: Band intro, A (band and solo pipe), A, B, B, A, A, B, B, ending)
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. Rock Around the Clock (Swing Cats; Bill P., Bob)
17. Lady is a Tramp (Rosetones; Keith scat)
18. Rosie the Riveter (Kirk, Bob, GN, Rich; Mark on the ratchet)
19. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Rosetones)

Because the bomber was elsewhere and nobody was available to pilot, there was no run-up of the engines.

Set Two (9:50-10:40):
1. In the Mood
(short version; omit G and H; Glen P., Kay, Dan T.)
1a. Happy Birthday to Sharry
2. Sing, Sing, Sing (Dave, drums; Kay, clarinet; Rich, trombone; Keith, scat vocal; GN, trumpet)
3. Easy to Love (Karen, GN); dedicated to Lloyd and Maxene Johnson, who will be celebrating their 67th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks
4. On the Atchison, Topeka, and the Santa Fe (Glen P.)
4a. Rock Around the Clock (Bill P., Bob)
5. Moonlight Serenade (Kay)
6. Opus One (Rosetones, Glen P., Rich, Mike W.)
6a. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, Bob, Bill F., Mike B., Leigh, Keith, Dan D., Mike W.)
7. Brazil (Kay, Glen P., Dave, audience guest percussionists)
8. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)

After set two: Grand march to the Armed Forces Medley (arr. by Mike Bratlie) and awards, including costume contest winner announcements by Jerry Hahn.

Set Three (11:00-12:05):
9. Just in Time (Glen P., Ann)
10. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Diane, Karen, Kirkina; Ann; trumpet section)
11. It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing (Rosetones, Mark)
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)
4. Come Fly with Me (high key version - key of C; Kirk, Glen P.)
5. Night Train
5a. In the Mood (Kay, Glen P., Dan T.)
6. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Kari, Glen P.; audience chant-along; GN, telephone)
7. Chattanooga Choo-Choo (Wolpe arr., Glen P.)
8. (Oh) Lady Be Good (Bob, Kay)
9. For Once in My Life (Karen)
10. Beer Barrel Polka (Rosetones, Keith)
11. Fever (Karen, Rich)

12. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
13. Look for the Silver Lining (Bob, Ann)
14. Love is Here to Stay (Kirk, Rosetones, Dan T.)
15. Little Brown Jug (Dan T., Glen P.)
16. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
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); Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang on "The Nearness of You"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Leigh Anderson (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

The Swing Cats who performed with us were Eve Johnson, Stephanie Kellogg, Steve Isvik, and Dave Engelhard.

Prior to the dance, Bill and Shannon Butler gave free swing dance lessons.

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