Commemorative Air Force Spring Big Band Hangar Dance, June 10, 2023
Hangar #3, Fleming Field, South St. Paul, Minnesota


Led by Glen Newton

Band: Wear black suits or tuxes or dresses

Songs in red are available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. As usual, we were prepared to take requests. The songs in Italic were requests. Songs crossed off were skipped due to lack of time.
Before the dance Cindy and Terry Gardner, representing TC Swing, gave free swing dance lessons, finishing at 7:45. At 7:55, Glen Newton and Amy Lauria introduced the dance and welcomed the dancers.

Set One (8:00-8:50):
1. Dance to the Big Band Swing (1999; Rosetones, Glen P., Jim)
2. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (1937; Glen P., John, Dan T.)
3. Glory of Love (1936; Rosetones, Kay)
4. American Patrol (1891/1942; Kay, Mark L.)
5. I'm Beginning to See the Light (1944; start with 4 bars of rhythm section; Sammy Nestico arr., Kay, Dan T.)
. Pennsylvania 6-5000 (1940; Hest arr.; Hank, Glen P.)
7. It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing (1932; Rosetones, Mark L.)
8. Tuxedo Junction (1939; Dick Fenno, arr.; Dan T.)
9. String of Pearls (1941; Kay, GN (tpt))
10. On the Sunny Side of the Street (Rosetones)
11. Minnie the Moocher (1931; Keith, GN (trb), Hank and Dan T., trumpets)

12. (It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before (1942; Hank, GN (vocal))

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

Set Two (around 9:05 until 10:15):
1. Rock Around the Clock (1952; Rhythm & Swing Exhibition Dancers; Bob, Dan D.)
2. Nice Work if You Can Get It (1937; female vocal; Karen, Rosetones, Dan C.)
3. Moonlight Serenade (1939; Kay)
4. Beer Barrel Polka (1934; Rosetones)
5. I've Got You Under My Skin (1936; Wiggins arrangement; John, Glen P.)
6. Summertime (1935; Karen, Hank)
7. Waltzing Matilda (1941; Kay, Mark L.)
8. Leap Frog (1941; Glen P.)

9. Somebody Loves Me (1924; Rosetones, Glen P.)
10. In the Mood (1939; Tyzik version; Glen P., Kay, Jim, Hank, Dan T.)
11. Lady is a Tramp (1937; female vocal; Rosetones; Keith scat 51-56))
12. Straighten Up and Fly Right (1944; Keith vocal, Mike, John)
13. They Didn't Believe Me (1914)
14. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (1942; Rosetones)
15. Two O'Clock Jump (1942; #3 in "Exciting Sounds of the Big Band Era", Mike, Dan T., Dan C.)
16. Little Brown Jug (1939; #9 in "Authentic Sounds"; Dan T., Glen P.)

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

Set Three (10:40-12:00):
1. St. Louis Blues March (1914; Kay, Jim, Glen P.)
2. Accentuate the Positive (1944; Karen, GN (tpt))
3. Rosie the Riveter (1942; Bob, GN (vocal), George, Mark L. (ratchet sound effect))
4. All of Me (1931; Karen, George, Keith, Dan C. and Glen P. trading 4's)
5. Sophisticated Lady (1933; Dan C., Glen P.)

6. Georgia On My Mind (1930; Rosetones, Glen P)
7. Sing, Sing, Sing (1936; Jim; Kay, clarinet; GN, tpt with plunger; Keith, scat; Mike, piano)
8. The Way You Look Tonight (1936; Roger Holmes arr.; Karen, Glen P.)
9. Lullaby of Broadway (1935; Bill)
10. Ain't Misbehavin' (1929; Rosetones, Keith scat)
11. Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (1932; F minor version; Rosetones, George, Bill)
12. Mack the Knife (1928; female vocal; Dave Wolpe arr., Karen, Glen P.)
13. God Bless the Child (1924; Karen)
14. Woodchopper's Ball (1939; GN (tpt), Bob, Keith, John, George, Bill F., Hank, Dan C., Eric)
15. Side By Side (1927; Rosetones)
16. Last: Show Me the Way to Go Home (1925; Glen P., Mike, Eric)

Roseville Big Band:
Saxes: Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Dan Carlson (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Hank Wadsworth, Mark Lee and Bob Nielsen; Glen Newton played 5th trumpet on AtTYA and YMMLY
Trombones: George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone);
Rhythm: John Seal (guitar), Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton), Bob Nielsen, and Keith Miner

Rhythm and Swing: Choreography by Cindy Gardner.

Rock Around the Clock: David H & Biranna; Ross & Emma; Mike & Stacey; David B & Rachel; Erik & Abby

Additional dancers featured between Set 2 and Set 3: Jay, Nick, Ian, Melanie, and Patricia

Featured numbers between set 2 and set 3: Well Git It, Tranky Do, Botch Me, Sh Boom, Doin' the Jive, Let's Call, and Sing, Sing, Sing

1100 dancers attended the event.

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Friday, June 23, 2023.

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