Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, June 8, 2019
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. Songs crossed out like this were skipped due to lack of time.
Pictures from the dance are here.

Before the dance Cindy and Terry Gardner, representing TC Swing, gave free swing dance lessons to a very large numbers of students. Glen Newton and dance chair Amy Lauria welcomed the dancers and gave an overview of the evening's activities.

Set One (8:00-8:45):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (Karen, GN, Glen P., Jim)
2. I Can't Get Started (Mark S., Keith)
3. Glory of Love (Karen, GN, Kay)
4. American Patrol (Kay, Mark L.)
5. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me (Karen, GN, Glen P., Kay)
6. (Oh) Lady Be Good (GN (trpt and vocal), Kay)
7. Candy (Karen)
8. After You've Gone (Mark S.)
9. Hard-Hearted Hannah (Mike, Dan T.)
10. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (Karen, GN)
11. Brazil (Kay, audience play-along)

12. The Way You Look Tonight (Karen, Glen P.)

At this point, while the band took a break, Amy and Glen led the ceremonies to honor all veterans and active military personnel, recognizing the five branches of service and including two WWII veterans.

Around 9:10:
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 (Roseville Big Band joins in on third part of the tune (at letter C))
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 (Jonathan Halberg plays a solo bagpipe verse, then Lynn Ista and Mark Getty join for a verse, and finally we play the pipes and band verse), dedicated to all military personnel, past and present, with a special remembrance of the Allied military personnel who died on D-Day, 75 years ago last Thursday
BP5. The pipe band marched out to The 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Crossing the Rhine

Set Two (after the joint bagpipe and band selections, until around 10:35):
1. Leap Frog (Rhythm & Swing Exhibition Dancers; Glen P., Jim)
2. Georgia on My Mind (Wolpe arr.; Karen, Glen P.)
3. Little Brown Jug (Mark S., Glen P.)
4. Moon River (Kay and Bill, alto sax duet; Karen, GN)
5. Mack the Knife (male vocal; Keith, Glen P.)
6. I Get a Kick Out of You (Karen)
7. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (Hest arr.; Mark S., Glen P.)
8. Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Kay)
9. Cry Me a River (Karen)
10. Lady is a Tramp (female vocal; Karen, GN; Keith scat 51-56))
11. In the Mood (Tyzik arr., Doc Severinson version; Glen P., Kay, Dan T., Mark S., GN, Jim)
12. Ain't That a Kick in the Head (Keith)

13. St. Louis Blues March (Kay, Jim, Glen P.)
14. Fever (Karen, George)
15. Somebody Loves Me (Karen, GN, Glen P.)
16. Two by Two 2019 (Tom, Bill F., Glen P., Jason)
17. Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive (Karen, GN)

18. When You're Smiling (Glen P.)

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

Set Three (10:55-12:00):
1. Satin Doll (Mike, Dan T. (flugelhorn), Dan D., Karen, GN)
2. All of Me (Karen, Keith, Jason, Glen P., George)
3. It Had to Be You (GN)
4. I'm Beginning to See the Light (Nestico arr.; start with 4 bars rhythm section; Kay, Dan T.)
5. 'S Wonderful (Karen, Glen P., Dan T.)
6. Sing, Sing, Sing (Jim; Kay, clarinet; GN, trumpet with plunger; Keith, scat)
7. Heard That Song Before (Mark S., GN)
8. Pick Yourself Up (Glen P., Mark S.)

9. Moonlight Serenade (Kay, clarinet)
10. Woodchopper's Ball (GN, Bob, Bill F., Tom, Jason, Dan T., George, Dan D., Eric)
11. String of Pearls (Kay, GN)
12. L-O-V-E (Karen, Dan T.)

13. What a Wonderful World (Karen, GN)
14. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (Mike, Glen P., Eric)

Roseville Big Band:
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); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang on All of Me and Mack the Knife
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band:

  Pipers: Lynn Ista (Pipe Major), Jonathan Halberg
  Snare Drummer: Mark Getty

Rhythm and Swing: Alyssa Johnson, Rachel Fager, Stacey Kawa, Stephanie King, Alex Asmus, Erik Olson, Henry Cole, and Mike Burns

Leap Frog: Erik & Alyssa, Henry & Rachel, Mike & Stephanie, Alex & Stacey

Swing, Brother, Swing: Rachel, Stephanie, Alex, Erik

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off (Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald): Alyssa & Henry & Mike.  All the dancers join in.

Sugarfoot Stomp: Alyssa, Rachel, Stacey, Stephanie

Sh Boom (The Chords): Erik & Stephanie, Henry & Stacey, Mike & Alyssa, Alex & Rachel

Choreography by Cindy Gardner

Around 1500 dancers attended the event.

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