THE YEAR 2002
January 1 (Tuesday): No rehearsal
January 8, 2002 (Tuesday): Concert at Little Sisters of the Poor, 330 S. Exchange, St. Paul, MN; contact is Linda Swanson, the activities coordinator (651-227-0336); we play in the Holy Family Residence, which is the brick building in front of the 5-story white building. (Ann's aunt gave the address as 86 Wilkin St.; from MapQuest, it looks like 330 S. Exchange is at the corner of Exchange and Wilkin, overlooking the river.)
From the North: Take 35E to 10th&Wacouta Exit, and turn right (West) on E. 7th St. Go past Excel Energy Center. Turn left on Ramsey, then go 1 block to Exchange, turn right, and go one block on Exchange. The parking lot should be available by 6:30, but there's also on-street parking.
From the South: Take 35E north to the Grand Ave., exit; turn right and go past Smith Ave.. and past West 7th. (It looks like Grand becomes Ramsey St. when it crosses W. 7th St.) Turn right on Exchange and go 1 block to the building.
Try to arrive by 7:00 to play at 7:30. Wear black and white. Click here for the song list.
January 15, 2002 (Tuesday): Rehearse
January 22, 2002 (Tuesday): Annual get-together at Mike Bratlie's house; arrive at 6:30 for 7:00 dinner, but come as early as 5:00 "to play pool and drink beer" says Mike. BYOB, but the band will cover the food and soft drinks.
January 29, 2002 (Tuesday): Rehearse
February 2, 2002 (Saturday): Carleton dance; play 9 P.M. -1:00 A.M. (A charter bus will take us to Northfield, as in the past, picking up passengers at St. Michael's Church and the Eagan Park & Ride on Cliff Road). Click here for the song list.
February 5 (Tuesday): No rehearsal
February 12 (Tuesday): Rehearse
February 19 (Tuesday): Joint rehearsal (at our place) with River City Jazz Orchestra
February 26, March 5 (Tuesday): Rehearse
March 9 (Saturday): Puttin' on the Ritz (RAHS fundraiser in Roseville Area High School cafeteria); arrive by 6:30 to be out of the way before dance lessons start at 7:00; play 8:00-11:30. Contacts: Randy and Monica Oehrlein. Click here for the song list.
March 12 (Tuesday): No rehearsal
March 19 (Tuesday): Rehearse
March 22 (Friday): Raider Jazz Festival at Roosevelt Middle School. It starts at 6:30, with at least Roosevelt and 5 other middle school groups. Arrive by 8:00 for us to start playing sometime between 8:30 and 9:00. Contact: Rich Raaen (h: 763-767-4857; w: 763-506-5840)
March 26 (Tuesday): No rehearsal
April 2, 9 (Tuesday): Rehearse
April 16 (Tuesday): Sit-in night
April 23 (Tuesday): Rehearse
April 26 (Friday): play for Lyngblomsten Annual Fund Ball at the Prom Center from 8:30-11:30. Theme: An Evening in New York. Contacts: Mary Jo Cody; cel: 651-592-6132; h: 651-429-8214; and Angela Haider: (work - 651.632.5323; home - 651.487.5548)
April 30 (Tuesday): No rehearsal
May 7, 14 (Tuesday): Rehearse
May 18 (Saturday): CAF dance - no conflict with the Golden Wings Museum hangar dance at the Anoka Airport, because that dance is not being held this year due to excessive cost relative to funding. Click here for tentative song list.
May 21 (Tuesday): No rehearsal
May 28 (Tuesday): Rehearse
June 1, 2002 (Saturday): Play for Bob Nielsen's son's wedding reception at the Prom Center in Oakdale, just off I-94 and Radio Drive. The band will play from 8-12. We need a couple of volunteers to help Bob set up the band equipment in the morning. Groom-Heikke Nielsen, Bride-Sylvie Roberge. Bob says, "Sylvie and my wife went to the tapestry gig [April 7, 2001] to hear the band; Sylvie was very impressed and was excited that we are playing for their wedding." Click here for a preliminary song list.
June 4 (Tuesday): No rehearsal
June 11 (Tuesday): Central Park concert, 7:30
June 18, 25: Rehearse
July 4 (Thursday): Central Park concert
July 9, 16: Rehearse
July 23 (Tuesday): Central Park concert, 7:30
July 30: Rehearse
August: No rehearsals
September 3, 10, 17: Rehearse
September 21 (Saturday): CAF Bomber's Moon Ball; they said they've been holding these dances since 1975, but I think Lancette started them, so it would be 1976 at the earliest.
September 28: No rehearsal
October 1: Rehearse
October 8: Sit-in night rehearsal
October 15, 22: Rehearse
October 27 (Sunday afternoon): 4:00 p.m. concert at Augustana Lutheran in West St. Paul (Kirk and Diane's church).
October 29: No rehearsal
November 5, 12, 19: Rehearse
November 23 (Saturday): Fundraiser for Children's Hospital, 7:30-9:30 or 10:00 at Radisson Riverfront in St. Paul, in the Minnesota Ballroom. Contact: Peggy Radio - (651) 490-1362. Schedule for the evening: 6:30-7:15 - guests arrive and register while Rhythm & Swing perform in the Garden Court; 7:30-8:00 dance lessons with Terry and Cindy, with RBB playing for them; Dinner served starting at 8:00, and R&S will perform to pre-recorded accompaniment while we take a break; 8:30 - 9:30 or 10:00 dance with us playing. Dessert upstairs with Cookie Coleman's combo playing for dancing in the Great River Ballroom until 1:00 a.m. Contact at the Radisson: Cathy Roberts.
November 26: No rehearsal
December 3, 10: Rehearse
December 17: No rehearsal
December 24: Xmas Eve. No rehearsal.
December 31: New Year's Eve. No rehearsal.