Roseville Big Band with the Rosetones
Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, June 8, 2013

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 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):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Glen P., Dave)
2. Darktown Strutter's Ball
3. Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
4. All of Me (Karen, GN, Glen P., Rich)
5. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Karen, Diane, Kirk)
6. It Don't Mean a Thing (Rosetones, Mark L.)
7. Willow Weep for Me (Keith (vocal), George)
8. Groovin' Easy (Glen P.)
9. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
10. (It Seems to Me I've) Heard that Song Before (Mark S., GN)
11. Cabaret (Glen P, Ann)
12. Grand march (for anyone in costume): Armed Forces Medley

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):
1. Rhythm & Swing Feature: In the Mood (short version (omit G and H), Glenn Miller arrangement; Glen P., Kay, Dan T.)
2. St. Louis Blues March (Glen P., Kay)
3. Fly Me to the Moon (Jon Lanctin, guest vocalist; Bill F.)
4. Moon River (Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Rosetones) (also a waltz request)
5. Old Devil Moon (Mark S.)
6. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)
7. Beer Barrel Polka (Keith and Rosetones, vocals) (also a polka request)
8. Cha Cha Cha for Judy (audience guest percussionists) (also a Cha Cha request)
9. (It's Only a) Paper Moon (Karen, Glen)
10. In the Mood (Tyzik arr., Doc Severinson version; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Dave)
11. Lady is a Tramp (female vocal; Rosetones; Keith scat)
12. Moonglow (Rosetones)
13. Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Karen, GN (trumpet))
14. American Patrol (Mark L.)
15. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
16. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, trumpet with plunger; Bob, George, Mark S., Rich, Keith (trombone), Bill F., Dan T., Dan D., Mike W.)

17. Little Brown Jug (Glen P., Dan T.)
18. Satin Doll (Ann, Dan T. (flugelhorn), Dan D., Rosetones)

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):
1. Minnie the Moocher (GN)
1.5 Chattanooga Choo Choo (Hest arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.)
1.6 Tuxedo Junction "B" (request for a shim sham shimmy song)
1.7 It Don't Mean a Thing if it Aint' Got that Swing (Rosetones, Mark L.)
2. Prom Polka
3. I'll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley (Rosetones)

5. Sing, Sing, Sing (Dave; Kay, clarinet; Rich; Keith, scat vocal; GN, trumpet with plunger)
4. For Once in My Life (Karen) (moved to get the request for Sing, Sing, Sing in earlier)
6. Star Dust (Mark S., Karen)
7. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
8. Lil' Darlin' (Bob)
9. Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (Key of F minor; Rosetones, Rich, George)
10. String of Pearls (Kay, GN (trumpet), Ann)
11. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.)
12. Opus One (Rosetones, Glen P., Rich, Mike W.)
13. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)

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

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 and clarinet)
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.

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