Roseville Big Band with the Rosetones
Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, May 21, 2011
Led by Glen Newton

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. Songs crossed out like this were on the original list but were skipped due to lack of time. Songs in Italics were added by audience request.

Before the first set, Jerry Hahn of the CAF greeted the audience, gave an overview of why the dance is in a different hangar and thanked the parties who made the dance possible.

Set One - Part 1 (8:00-8:40):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Glen P., Dave)
2. On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe
3. Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
4. Ac-cent-tchuate the Positive (Karen, GN (trumpet))
5. Leap Frog (Glen P., Dave, Rosetones)
6. Come Fly with Me (high key version; Kirk, Glen P.)
Flying Home (Glen P.)
8. Willow Weep for Me (Keith (vocal), George (trombone))
9. G. I. Jive (Rosetones, Carl, Mike B.)
10. Rosie the Riveter (Kirk, Bob, GN, Rich)

11. Grand march (for anyone in costume): Armed Forces Medley

At this point, while the band took a break, Jerry Hahn announced the winners of the costume contest and honored all veterans and active military personnel. (We were fortunate to have seven WWII veterans in attendance.) He also mentioned that the focus of the CAF has changed from WWII to aircraft from all previous wars.The run-up of the engines of Miss Mitchell, the B-25 bomber, started at 9:00. (Doing the run-up then, rather than later, was a condition of granting the permit for the dance.)

Around 9:20, the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band marched in to The Marines Hymn and The Army Goes Rolling Along, performed the following selections with the Roseville Big Band and marched out to Colin's Cattle:
BP1. Jimmy Findlater and The Children (starts with two 3-beat rolls)
BP2. Highland Cathedral (form: A (bagpipe solo), A (everybody), B, A, A, B, A, ending))
BP3. Amazing Grace (form: solo bagpipe, all pipes, pipes and band)

Set Two (around 9:30, after the joint bagpipe and band numbers, until 10:35):
1. Swing Cats Feature: Rock Around the Clock (Bill P., Bob, GN)
1.5 Happy Birthday (to Herb on his 51st birthday)
2. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)
3. Moon River (Kay and Bill F., alto sax duet; Rosetones)
4. Sway (Karen and GN, with guest percussionists)
5. Beer Barrel Polka (Keith and Rosetones, vocals)
6. Johnson Rag (Glen P., Mark S., Rich, Carl; #9 in Book 1)
7. Satin Doll (Ann, Dan T. (flugelhorn), Dan D., Rosetones)
8. Night and Day (Dan D., Glen P.; low key version); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
9. My Heart Belongs to Daddy
10. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Rosetones)
11. Vera Lynn Medley (The White Cliffs of Dover, I'll Be Seeing You, and We'll Meet Again; Karen); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
12. Lady is a Tramp (Rosetones; Keith scat; female vocal; also answered a request for a fast song)
13. In the Mood (Tyzik arr., Doc Severinson version; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Dave)
14. I'll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley (Rosetones, with guest percussionists) 
15. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, trumpet with plunger; Bob, Carl, Mike B., Glen P., George, Mark S., Rich, Keith (bass trombone), Bill F., Dan T., Dan D., Ron)
16. Old Devil Moon (Mark S., trumpet); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
Between sets 2 and 3, the Swing Cats performed to a medley of pre-recorded music.

Set Three (10:55-12:03):
0.5 Minnie the Moocher, featuring guest vocalists Joey McKay and Nick Kingdon, with Glen "Doctor Growl" Newton playing background fills on the trumpet with a plunger.
1. After You've Gone (Dan T., trumpet); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
1.5 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Karen, Diane, Kirk, trumpets)
2. It Had to Be You
(Kirk, Ann)

3. Cha Cha Cha for Judy (audience guest percussionists; priority given to people named Judy)
4. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
5. Just in Time (Karen, Bill F.; Wolpe arr., female vocal); first performance of this arrangement by the Roseville Big Band
6. Sing, Sing, Sing (Dave; Kay, clarinet; Rich; Keith, scat vocal; GN, trumpet with plunger)
6.5 Blue Skirt Waltz (Kirk; waltz request)
7. Look for the Silver Lining (Bob, Ann)
8. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
9. All of Me (Karen, GN, Glen P., Rich)
10. Ain't Misbehavin' (Kirk, Rosetones, GN (scat))
11. Route 66 (Dan T., Carl, Keith (bass trombone))
12. Georgia on My Mind (Rosetones, Glen P.)
13. Opus One (Rosetones, Glen P., Rich, Ron)
14. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
15. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (Ann, Glen P., Ron)

After the last song, as the band packed equipment into Bob's van, CAF members hurried to get Miss Mitchell and the other aircraft inside the hangar to avoid possible damage from the predicted hail storm.

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:

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

The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band performers for this performance:
  Pipers: Lynn Ista (Pipe Major and soloist), David MacKinnon (Pipe Sergeant), Paul Anderson, and Chris Beskar
  Snare Drummers: Mark Getty and Marguerite Krause
  Bass Drummer: Richard Cady

The Swing Cats for this dance: Jennifer Page, Sarah Snyder, Stephanie King, Eric Page, and Ted Hefty

Cindy Gardner from TC Swing gave free swing dance lessons from 7:00 to 7:55.
We sold two CDs - one to a band member and one to an audience member.
650-700 people came to the dance, including volunteers, so the uncertainty about whether the dance would proceed or not had little effect on attendance.

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