with the Rosetones
Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, June 9, 2018
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 were prepared to take requests. Here's a 360-degree video of the first 2 hours and 45 minutes of the dance:


Before the dance Cindy and Terry Gardner, representing TC Swing, gave free swing dance lessons to around 200 dancers. The lessons finished at 7:45, followed by dance music until the band was ready for a sound check. At 7:50, Stan Turner, KLBB radio host, introduced the dance and welcomed the dancers.

Set One (8:00-8:45):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Glen P., Jim)
2. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Glen P., Jason, Dan T.)
3. Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
4. Perdido (Glen P., Dan T.)
5. American Patrol (Kay, Mark L.)
6. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (Rosetones, Glen P., Kay)
7. Shiny Stockings (Mark S.)
8. Beer Barrel Polka (Kirk, Karen, Diane, and Keith, vocals)
9. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones)
10. Hard-Hearted Hannah (Mike, Dan T.)

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 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. Medley: Going Home, My Home, and The Skye Boat Song
BP2. The Crags of Tumbledown Mountain (straight through, no D.S.; accelerate at C)
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 (solo bagpipe verse, then pipes and band verse), dedicated to all military personnel, past and present
BP5. The pipe band will march out to The 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Crossing the Rhine

Set Two (around 9:20, after the joint bagpipe and band selections, until around 10:40):
1. Rock Around the Clock (Rhythm & Swing Exhibition Dancers; Bob, Bill P., GN)
2. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Rosetones, Glen P.)
3. Little Brown Jug (Mark S., Glen P.)
4. Moon River (Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Rosetones)
5. Jersey Bounce (Dan T.)
6. Sentimental Journey (Rosetones, Bob)

7. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Hest arr.; Mark S., Glen P.)
8. On a Slow Boat to China (Kirk and Karen)
9. Sway (Karen, GN, 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. I'll Never Smile Again / Dream (Rosetones)

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), Michael (1st time at 58), George (2nd time at 58))
15. Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
16. Seems Like Old Times (Tom)

17. Accentchuate the Positive (Karen, GN)

18. Bye, Bye, Blackbird (Mark L., 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 (10:55-12:00):
1. Satin Doll (Mike, Dan T. (flugelhorn), Dan D., Rosetones)
2. It Had to Be You (Kirk)
3. I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
4. Star Dust (Karen, Dan T.)
5. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (RBB trumpets, Karen, Diane, Kirk)
6. Sing, Sing, Sing (Jim; Kay, clarinet; GN, trumpet with plunger; Keith, vocal percussion)
7. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Rosetones)
8. Pick Yourself Up (Glen P., Jason (76-88), Mark S.)

9. Moonlight Serenade (Kay, clarinet)
10. Ain't Misbehavin' (Kirk, Rosetones, Keith scat)

11. String of Pearls (Kay, GN)
12. Route 66 (Eric, Mike, Michael, Jason, Tom)
13. What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)
14. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (Mike, Glen P., Eric)

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: Michael Sweet, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton) and Keith Miner

The Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band performers for this dance:

  Piper: Lynn Ista (Pipe Major)
  Snare Drummer: Mark Getty; Bass Drummer: Matt Haslack

Rhythm and Swing performers: Brianna Asmus, Brittany Jacks, Emma Hoekstra, Kayla Joachim, Rachel Fager, Alex Asmus, Chase Mergenthal, Erik Olson, and Nate Casteel

We sold one of the original RBB CDs.

Dance attendance was around 1400.

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