2005 Events

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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,; Robin Hart Ruthenbeck, Director of Campus Activities, 507-646-4155;; 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,; $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,, 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