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THE YEAR 2005 Click here for a list of songs to practice!
We'll do 10 -13 performances, including traditional ones and a set of fundraisers and special events TBD. -
January 4 (Tuesday): Holiday party at Mike Bratlie's house
January 11 (Tuesday): Joint rehearsal with the River City Jazz orchestra at the IHCC band room in Inver Grove Heights; 7:00-9:30
January 18, 25: Rehearse
February 1: Rehearse
February 5 (Saturday): 11th anniversary (12th performance) of our performances for the Carleton Dance - we first played there January 29, 1994; play 9:00-1:00 in the Great Hall; contact: Caitlin Cornell, email@example.com; Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, Director of Campus Activities, 507-646-4155; firstname.lastname@example.org; bus pickup at St. Michael's at 5:30; bus pickup at park-and-ride in Eagan (NE corner of Cliff and 35E) around 6:15. Click here for the song list.
February 8: No rehearsal
February 15, 22: Rehearse
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Rehearse
April 5, 12, 19, 26: Rehearse
April 19 (Tuesday): Sit-in night
May 14 (Saturday): CAF Dance; arrive at 6:30 to set up; dance lessons 7:00-7:45; play 8:00-midnight; Gary Steiner is the new wing leader of the CAF Southern Minnesota Wing: (h) 952-461-2331; (cel) 612-280-6614; however, Jim Gilmore will continue to be the primary contact for the band.
May 17: No rehearsal
May 24: Rehearse
May 31 (Tuesday, the day after Memorial Day): Concert at Como Park; contact: Howie Bell, St. Paul Parks & Recreation, 651-266-6415. Loading crew, check with Bob about the loading time; arrive at the park at 6:00, if possible, to set up; start playing at 7:00 p.m. - wear summer shirts. Click here for last year's song list. Click here for a map.
June 7: Rehearse
June 11 (Saturday afternoon): Ice cream social at Beacon Hill retirement community, 1-3 p.m.; contact: Cindy Ehlen, 952-988-8810, email@example.com; $300
June 14 (Tuesday): Concert in Central Park, 7:30-8:45 or so
June 21: Rehearse
June 25 (Saturday): Play for National GI Joe Convention in the CAF hangar at Fleming Field; requested by Jim Gilmore of the CAF; 7-10 p.m. Contact Brian Savage, head of the GI Joe Collector's Club, at (817) 448-9863 (and press "0"). They will probably do a battlefield re-enactment 4-5 p.m.; few women for dancing, so concentrate on music of the era, and can include some concert numbers. (The CAF got the signed contract on March 2.)
June 28: No rehearsal
July 4 (Monday): Concert in Central Park, 7:00-8:00, followed by the community band
July 5: No rehearsal
July 12, 19: Rehearse
July 26 (Tuesday): Concert in Central Park, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
August: No rehearsal
September 6, 13: Rehearse
September 17 (Saturday): CAF Dance; arrive at 6:00 to set up; dance lessons at 7:00; play 8:00-midnight
September 20: No rehearsal
September 27: Rehearse
October 11 (Tuesday): Concert at the Sholom Home East, 1554 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.; contact Jake Schneider, Therapeutic Recreation Director, at 651-637-0280. (Sholom Home general phone line is 651-646-6311.)
October 18: Sit-in night
October 4, 25: Rehearse
November 1, 8, 15: Rehearse
November 19 (Saturday): Children's Hospital 56th Annual Ball; play 7:30-10:30 at the Radisson Riverfront; contact: co-chairs Linda Haluptzok, LindH@JohnsAuto.com, 763-784-1711 (work), 612-716-2561 (cell), 763-434-4467 (home); Maggie Johnston, 651-698-2630; and Diane Swanson, 651-762-1922; $750
November 22: No rehearsal
November 29: Rehearse
December 6, 13: Rehearse, (possible joint rehearsal with River City Jazz Band) maybe concert someplace, maybe holiday party
December 20, 27: No rehearsal