Roseville Big Band
Dana Ostergaard - Blake Dronen Wedding Reception, 11/17/2001
7:30-10:30 P.M. at Tartan Park Clubhouse
Led by Glen Newton

*=highest priority song request from the bride and groom
+=additional song request from the bride and groom

Set 1:
*The Way You Look Tonight (bride & groom)
*What a Wonderful World (father/bride & mother/groom)
+Glory of Love
+Bunny Hop
*Cha Cha Cha for Judy (with guest percussionists)
+Beer Barrel Polka
*Three Times a Lady
*YMCA (with groom and groomsmen)
*Little Brown Jug
+Dance, Little Bird (Swedish Bird Dance)
*Monster Mash
*Unchained Melody

Set 2:
*Rock Around the Clock
I Won't Last a Day Without You
*Zoot Suit Riot
*Mr. Bojangles
*Blue Tango
*Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Liechtensteiner Polka
*Jump, Jive, and Wail
*When You Wish Upon a Star
*It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing

Set 3:
*Star Wars Medley
At Last (Carubia arr.; premiere performance by the RBB)
Prom Polka
+Chattanooga Choo Choo (Jeff Hest transcription; premiere performance by the RBB)
+In the Mood
*Through the Eyes of Love (Ice Castles Theme)
*Blue Moon
+String of Pearls
Thanks for the Memory

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:

Saxes: Kay Foster, Nancy Veerkamp, Glen Peterson, Bill Frank, and Bill Pearson
Trumpets: Mark Lee, Harvey Skow, Peter Davis, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, Fred Christiansen, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner
Rhythm: Bill Johnson (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton

The band wore black and white, with red bow ties and blue cummerbunds. The bridal couple had requested red bow ties, and Carl suggested the blue cummerbunds to complete a red-white-and-blue patriotic theme.

We arrived at 6:00 to set up, but the reception was a bit behind schedule and we started setup around 6:25, when the room we were in cleared out. We started around 7:30. We originally planned to play from sometime between 7:00 and 7:30, after dessert, until 11:00, but since the crowd had thinned considerably by 9:45, the bride and groom changed the ending time to 10:30.

All the songs on the list were songs from our repertoire specifically requested by the bride and groom, except those with no * or + mark, which we added to round out the program. We played all of the songs in the "highest priority song request" group. There were no additional requests during the reception.

The first set included the variety songs to make sure the younger audience members had a chance to participate in them.

We had a fourth set planned, in case we needed it. Here are the songs we omitted due to lack of time:

Set 3 omitted due to lack of time:
+Dance to the Music
+La Bamba
Blue Skirt Waltz
+Moonlight Serenade

Set 4 omitted due to lack of time:
+Pennsylvania 6-5000
Moon River
+Mambo #5
+Makin' Whoopie
+Woodchopper's Ball
+He Don't Love You
+Ain't Misbehavin'
Polka Medley
+She Works Hard for the Money
+New York, New York

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