Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. Songs crossed out
Before the dance the color guard from Fort Snelling made a presentation and Cindy and Terry Gardner gave free swing dance lessons. At 7:55, Stan Turner, celebrity guest emcee, introduced the dance and welcomed the dancers.
Set One - Part 1 (8:00-8:50):
|At this point, while the band took a break, Stan Turner honored all veterans and active military personnel. This was followed by the run-up of the engines of Miss Mitchell, the B-25 bomber.|
After the bomber engine run-up, the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band marched in and performed these selections with the Roseville Big Band:
BP1. Highland Cathedral (1 bar snare, 1 bar drone, 16 bars pipe solo (A1), then band joins (A2, B, A1, A2, B, Coda)
BP2. Scotland the Brave (8 beat intro (3-beat roll, 1 beat rest, 3-beat roll, 1 beat rest); AA'BA,AA'BA; no coda)
BP3. Amazing Grace (form: solo bagpipe, all pipes, pipes and band), dedicated to all military personnel, past and present
Set Two (after the joint bagpipe and band selections, until around 10:40):
|Between sets 2 and 3, the Swing Cats will perform to a medley of pre-recorded music and Stan Turner will announce the winners of the costume contest.|
Set Three (11:00-12:00):
Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:
Saxes: Kay Foster (alto, soprano, clarinet),
Bill Frank (alto, soprano), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor and clarinet), and Bill Pearson (baritone
Trumpets/Flugelhorns:Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Keith Miner, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Jenn Werner (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), John O'Loughlan (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), and Dave Tuenge (drums); Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton) and Keith Miner
|The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band performers for this dance - the largest group in several years:|
|Pipers: Lynn Ista (Pipe Major and soloist), Dave MacKinnon, Paul Anderson, Daniel Boe, Jonathan Halberg, and Benjamin Schenck.|
|Snare Drummers: Mark Getty and Marguerite Kraus|
|Bass Drummer: Richard Cady|
Terry and Cindy from TC Swing gave free swing dance lessons from 7:00 to 7:55.
Total attendance at the dance (including volunteers but not the band) was about 1300, of which over 1200 were paid attendance, and the number of dancers on the floor at the end of the third set was the largest within memory.
Friday, February 07, 2020.
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