with the Rosetones
Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, June 6, 2015, the 71st Anniversary of D-Day
Hangar #3, Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minnesota

Led by Glen Newton

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. As usual, we took requests. 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 Stephanie Riley and Loren Vanderhoff, representing TC Swing, gave free swing dance lessons. At 7:55, Stan Turner, KLBB radio host, introduced the dance and welcomed the dancers. Then he and Amy Lauria, CAF Wing Leader, introduced the WWII veterans at the dance, and presented them with roses as a token of appreciation.

Set One - Part 1 (8:00-8:50):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Glen P., Jim)
2. Little Brown Jug (Jenica, Glen P., Dan T.)
3. Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
4. All of Me (Karen, GN, George, Rich)
5. Harlem Nocturne (Kay)
6. Who's Sorry Now? (David Bailey Aldrich, Glen P.)
7. The Swizzle (Dan T. (4th trpt part) 73-104, GN (trpt, 113-127), Glen P., Brian)
8. Beer Barrel Polka (Karen, Kirk, Glen, vocals)
9. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
10. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning (Glen P., Bob, Brian)
11. It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (Rosetones, Mark L.)
12. Grand march (for anyone in costume): Armed Forces Medley

At this point, while the band took a break, Stan Turner led the ceremonies to honor all veterans and active military personnel, and a CAF pilot ran up the B25 engines. The engine run-up was delayed about 10 minutes, so the pipes and drums started later than anticipated, and we cut a few numbers from the final two sets to compensate.

After the break, the Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band performed these selections with the Roseville Big Band:

BP1. The pipe band marched in to the Minnesota Fire Band on Parade (composed by Dave MacKinnon)
BP2. Highland Cathedral (1 bar snare, 1 bar drone, 8 bars pipe solo (A1), then band joins (A2, B, A3, A4, B, A3, Coda)
BP3. The Rose of Kelvingrove (band intro; solo piper-Lynn Ista, then all pipers once; repeat tune, and on repeat of second part go to the coda)
BP4. Amazing Grace (form: solo bagpipe-Dave MacKinnon, all pipes, pipes and band), dedicated to all military personnel, past and present
BP5. The pipe band marched out to The 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Crossing the Rhine by Pipe Major Donald Shaw Ramsay

Set Two (after the joint bagpipe and band selections, until around 10:40):
1. Rock Around the Clock (Rhythm & Swing Exhibition dance feature; Bill P., Bob)
2. I Thought About You (Kirk)
3. Prom Polka
4. Moon River (Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Rosetones)
5. Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (Key of F minor; Rosetones, Rich, George)
6. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Mark S., Glen P.)
7. Come Fly with Me (original version (key of C); Kirk, Glen P.)
8. Cha Cha Cha for Judy (audience guest percussionists)
9. Lady is a Tramp (female vocal; Rosetones; Travis 51-56))
10. In the Mood (Tyzik arr., Doc Severinson version; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Jim)
11. Rosie the Riveter (Kirk, Bob, GN, Rich)
12. Lester Leaps In (Repeat 47-54: 1st time: George; 2nd time: Glen P./George trading 4's; 3rd time: Glen P.George trading 2's; 4th time: Glen P.)
13. Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Karen, GN (trumpet))
In a Mellow Tone (Rich, Bob)
14. Happy Birthday to Audrey
15. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
16. Two O'Clock Jump (#3 in Book I; Guitar solo at A (John); Mark S., Glen P.) (moved from set 3 by audience request)

17. 'S Wonderful (Karen, Glen P., Dan T.)

Between sets 2 and 3, Rhythm & Swing performed to a medley of pre-recorded music and Stan Turner and Amy Lauria announced the winners of the costume contest.

Set Three (11:00-12:00):
1. Satin Doll (Ann, Dan T. (flugelhorn), Dan D., Rosetones) (moved from Set 2)
2. It Had to Be You (Kirk)
3. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
4. Feeling Good (Karen; start at bar 11)
5. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (RBB trumpets, Karen, Diane, Kirk)
6. Sing, Sing, Sing (Jim; Kay, soprano sax; Rich; GN, trumpet with plunger)
7. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)
8. Stompin' at the Savoy (#14 in Book II; Glen P., Kay, Ann)
9. Moonlight Serenade (Kay, clarinet)
10. L-O-V-E (Karen, Dan T.)
11. Take the "A" Train (Wilfred Roberts arr.)
12. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.)
12. Oh, Lady Be Good (Bob, Kay, Jenica)
13. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)

13. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, trumpet with plunger; Bob, George, Mark S., Rich, John, Travis, Bill F., Tom, Dan D., Jenica)
(moved from set 2)
14. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (Brian, Glen P., Jenica)

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:

Saxes: Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto) Kay Foster (alto, soprano, and clarinet), Dan Desmonds (tenor and clarinet), and Bill Pearson (baritone and clarinet)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Rich Eyman, Travis Shepard, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Brian Dole (piano), John O'Loughlin (guitar), Jenica Georgeson (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton) and Bob Nielsen, with guest vocalist David Bailey Aldrich

The Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band performers for this dance:

  Pipers: Lynn Ista (Pipe Major and soloist), Dave MacKinnon (Pipe Sergeant), Paul Anderson, Daniel Boe, Jonathan Halberg, and Benjamin Schenck.
  Snare Drummers: Mark Getty (Drum Sergeant)
  Tenor Drummer: Mark Rood
  Bass Drummer: Richard Cady

The Rhythm and Swing dancers for this dance: Stephanie Riley, Loren Vanderhoff, Aubrey Swenson, Ben Tlougan, Brittney Jacks, Matt Tough, and Nate Casteel.

About 1200 people attended the dance.

We sold one CD, to someone who liked the band's theme song, "Dance to the Big Band Swing".

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