with the Rosetones
Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, June 10, 2017
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 Cindy and Terry Gardner, representing TC Swing, gave free swing dance lessons, finishing at 7:45, then playing dance music until the band was ready. At 7:55, Stan Turner, KLBB radio host, introduced the dance and welcome the dancers.

Set One (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)
3.5. Cha Cha Cha for Judy (request for a cha-cha)
4. Hey, Jealous Lover (Ann, Mark S.)
5. American Patrol (Kay, Mark L.)
6. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (Rosetones, Glen P., Kay)
7. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, trumpet with plunger; Bob, George, Dan T., Jason, Bill, Dan D., Steve)
8. Beer Barrel Polka (Kirk, Karen, Diane, and Keith, vocals)
9. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
10. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (Kay, Keith)
11. It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (Rosetones, Mark L.)

At this point, while the band takes a break, Stan Turner and wing leader Amy Lauria will lead the ceremonies to honor all veterans and active military personnel, and a CAF pilot will run 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 Jimmie 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-Dave MacKinnon, 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. Rock Around the Clock (Rhythm & Swing Exhibition Dancers; Bob, Bill P., GN)
2. Fly Me to the Moon (Kirk, Bill F.)
3. How High the Moon (trbs, Keith, George, Carol)
4. Moon River (Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Rosetones)
5. (Oh,) Lady Be Good (Bob, Kay, Steve)
6. Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (Key of F minor; Rosetones, Keith, George)
7. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Hest arr.; Mark S., Glen P.)
8. Come Fly with Me (original version (key of C); Kirk, Glen P.)
9. El Sol Tambien Se Pone (Jason, Bill F., audience guest percussionists)
10. Lady is a Tramp (female vocal; Rosetones; Keith 51-56))
11. In the Mood (Tyzik arr., Doc Severinson version; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Jim)
12. Rosie the Riveter (Kirk, Bob, GN, George)
13. St. Louis Blues March (Kay, Jim, Glen P.)
14. Things Ain't What They Used to Be (Jason (1st time at 29), Dan T (2nd time at 29), Glen P. (1st time at 58), George (2nd time at 58))
15. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
16. It's A Wonderful World (Mark S., Ann)

17. 'S Wonderful (Karen, Glen P., Dan T.)
18. In a Mellow Tone (Carol, Bob)

Between sets 2 and 3, Rhythm & Swing will perform to a medley of pre-recorded music and Stan Turner and Amy Lauria will announce 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)
5. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (RBB trumpets, Karen, Diane, Kirk)
6. Sing, Sing, Sing (Jim; Kay, clarinet; GN, trumpet with plunger; Keith, vocal)
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. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You (Karen, Ann)
11. String of Pearls (Kay, Glen N.)
12. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.)
13. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
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: Carol Jensen, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Scott Henry (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (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), Dave MacKinnon (Pipe Sergeant and soloist; sat near the band rather than marching in and joined the other pipers after they'd come in), Jonathan Halberg, and Benjamin Schenck.
  Snare Drummer: Bob Kippels; Bass Drummer: Richard Cady was ill and didn't perform

Rhythm and Swing performers: TBS

About 900-1000 people attended the dance despite the 95-degree heat at the start of the evening. 450 dancers bought advance tickets. Because of the possibility that Miss Mitchell would be elsewhere, two historic airplanes came in from other air museums. Miss Mitchell was there after all.

This page was last updated
Friday, February 07, 2020.

Home | About Us | Public Performances | Sit-in Nights | CDs | Meet the Band | Picture Gallery | FAQs | Songs | History | Contact Us | Search | Members' Corner