THE YEAR 2003
January 7 (Tuesday): Year-end get-together at Glen and Jo Newton's house, 1359 Michelle Drive, Eagan (Kay is the planner for it)
January 14, 21: Resume rehearsals
January 28 (Tuesday): Joint performance with Nova Big Band at O'Gara's. Our part would run from 7:30 until 9:00. Nova would play after us. Contact: Tim Martin, member of Nova Board of Directors: (651) 639-1667
February 4: Rehearse
February 8 (Saturday): Carleton dance; note that we've been playing for these since at least 1994.
Feburary 11: No rehearsal
February 18, 25: Rehearse
March 1 (Saturday): Putting on the Ritz fundraiser for RAHS music department; 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.
March 4, 11, 18: Rehearse, except skip the one after we play for the fundraiser
March 22 (Saturday): Fundraising dance for Inver Grove Heights elementary schools music program; joint ("battle of the bands") with River City Jazz Orchestra. Location: cafeteria at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights. Bill Jungbluth, contact. Bruce Peck, contact for RCJO.
March 25: No rehearsal
April 1: Rehearse (no foolin')
April 8 (Tuesday): Sit-in night
April 15, 22: Rehearse
April 25 (Friday): Lyngblomsten Spring Rhapsody at the Prom Center; set up before 7:30, play 8:30-11:30
April 29: No rehearsal
May 6, 13, 20, 27: Rehearse
May 31 (Saturday): CAF dance Note that it's moved back from June 7. Set up before dance lessons start at 7:00; play 8:00 p.m. until midnight; dance chairman is Dick Leininger; (h) 651-642-1073
June 3: Rehearse (mandatory rehearsal - the last one before our first concert in the park)
June 10 (Tuesday): Concert in Central Park
June 17, 24, July 1: Rehearse
July 4 (Friday): Concert in Central Park, 7:00 p.m.
July 8, 15, 22: Rehearse
July 29 (Tuesday): Concert in Central Park, 7:30 p.m.
August 5: Rehearse
August 12, 19, 26: Individual practice (no rehearsal)
September 2, 9: Rehearse
September 13: CAF Dance
September 16: No rehearsal
September 23, 30: Rehearse
October 4 (Saturday): Jason Kawecki - Julie Bune wedding in a newly renovated building on E. Hennepin; tentatively 8 p.m-midnight, after dinner; Joseph Catering is doing the renovation; Contact: Marcia Kawecki, Jason's mother. (w) (763) 236-9270; (h) (763) 427-2161; Julie's mother's name is Beth. Click here for the tentative song list.
October 7: No rehearsal
October 14: Rehearse
October 21 (Tuesday): Sit-in night
October 28: Rehearse
November 4, 11, 18: Rehearse
November 22 (Saturday before Thanksgiving, confirmed): Children's Hospital fundraising dance; play 7:30-10:00 p.m. at Radisson Riverfront in St. Paul (Minnesota Ballroom). Contact Sharyn Duce, 651-455-2744
November 25: No rehearsal
December 2, 9: Rehearse
December 16: No rehearsal
December 17: CANCELLED: THEY MOVED THE CELEBRATION TO THE ANOKA AIRPORT, AND OUR PARTICIPATION IS CURRENTLY UP IN THE AIR (phrase chosen due to nature of the event) Formerly: Play at the Landmark Center in St. Paul for the final celebration of the centenary of flight (8:00 until 10:00); contact: Stan Ross (651) 552-8750; URL: http://www.mnaero.com/firstcenturyofflight/events.htm
December 23, 30: No rehearsal