with the Rosetones
Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, June 4, 2016
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. Here are pictures from the dance. And here's a special album of Rosetones pictures.

Before the dance Cindy and Terry Gardner, representing TC Swing, gave free swing dance lessons. At 7:55, Stan Turner, KLBB radio host, 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., Jim)
2. Little Brown Jug (Steve, Glen P., Dan T.)
3. Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
4. All of Me (Karen, Keith, GN, George, Rich)
5. Hayburner (Ann); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
6. This Can't Be Love (Karen); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
7. Sweet Georgia Brown (George, Dan D., Mark S.)
8. Beer Barrel Polka (Kirk, Karen, Diane, and Keith, vocals)
9. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
10. Sophisticated Lady (Dan D. and Glen P.)
11. It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (Rosetones, Mark L.)

At this point, while the band took a break, Stan Turner and wing leader Amy Lauria led the ceremonies to honor all veterans and active military personnel, and a CAF pilot ran up the B25 engines.

After the break, the Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band performed these selections with the Roseville Big Band:
BP1. The pipe band marched in to Jimmy Findlater (band joins in on third part of the tune)
BP2. 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)
BP3. Highland Cathedral (1 bar snare, 1 bar drone, 8 bars pipe solo by Lynn Ista (A1), then band joins (A2, B, A3, A4, B, A3, Coda)
BP4. Amazing Grace (form: solo bagpipe-Lynn Ista, all pipes, pipes and band), dedicated to all military personnel, past and present
BP5. The pipe band marched out to Scotland the Brave and Johnny Scobie (pipes and band together; 2 bar snare intro; start with STB, go to JS, then back to STB as the MFSPB marches out)

Set Two (around 9:20, after the joint bagpipe and band selections, until around 10:45):
1. In the Mood (short version short version - omit G and H; Rhythm & Swing Exhibition dance feature; Glen P., Kay, Mark S.)
2. Fly Me to the Moon (Kirk, Bill F.)
2a. American Patrol (Kay, Mark L.); requested by Nubbie Jost, 94-year-old WWII veteran from Patton's 13th armored division
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)
8a. Beyond the Sea (GN (vocal), Bill F.)
9. Lady is a Tramp (female vocal; Rosetones; Keith 51-56))
10. In the Mood (Tyzik arr., Doc Severinson version; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Jim)
10a. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (RBB trumpets, Karen, Diane, Kirk) - moved from set 3 by request
11. Rosie the Riveter (Kirk, Bob, GN, Rich)
12. St. Louis Blues March (Kay, Jim, Glen P.)
12a. I Thought About You (Kirk, Glen P.)
13. Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Karen, GN (trumpet))
In a Mellow Tone (Rich, Bob)
15. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
16. Two O'Clock Jump (#3 in Book I; Guitar solo at A (Jake); Mark S., Glen P.)

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)
2. It Had to Be You (Kirk)
3. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
4. Cry Me a River (Karen); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
5. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (RBB trumpets, Karen, Diane, Kirk) replaced with Chattanooga Choo-Choo (Hest version, Rosetones, Glen P.)
6. Sing, Sing, Sing (Jim; Kay, clarinet; Rich; Keith, vocal; 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. Pick Yourself Up (Steve, Glen P., Mark S.)
12. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.)
13. Oh, Lady Be Good (Bob, Kay, Steve)
14. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
15. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, trumpet with plunger; Bob, George, Mark S., Rich, Jake, Keith, Bill F., Tom, Dan D., Steve)

16. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (Ann, Glen P., Steve)

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, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jacob Juusola (guitar), Steve Levens (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton), Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

The Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band performers for this dance:

  Pipers: Lynn Ista (Pipe Major and soloist), Paul Anderson, Daniel Boe, Jonathan Halberg, and Benjamin Schenck.
  Snare Drummers: Mark Rood and Bob Kippels; Bass Drummer: Richard Cady

Rhythm and Swing performers: Brittany Jacks, Emma Beasley, Erica French, Stephanie King, Chase Mergenthal, David Kreft, and Nate Casteel

Here's who danced the various R&S numbers:
In The Mood:  Chase & Emma, David & Erica, Nate & Brittany
Well Git It:  Nate & Brittany
Go Harlem:  Brittany, Emma, Erica, Stephanie, David, Nate
Shake That Thing:  Chase & Brittane, Nate & Stephanie
Sugarfoot Stomp:  Brittany, Emma, Erica, Stephanie, Nate
Sing, Sing, Sing:  All dancers

About 1100 people attended the dance, a remarkable turnout, given that the weather was rainy up until about 7:30 p.m. and there was a competing hangar dance in Anoka that attracted 800 dancers.

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