2006 Events

Note about song lists: When they are ready, they will be on the Public Performances web page, not here.

Interesting note: According to a May 19, 2006, article by Jerry Swanberg, "83 Free Big Band Concerts Summer 2006 in the Twin Cities," the Roseville Big Band is tied for the 5th most active big band in the Twin Cities (along with Red Rock Swing Band and Classic Big Band), based on the number of free summer concerts. We are behind Stan Bann (10), Bend in the River (8), Brio Brass (7), and Jazz on the Prairie (6). Our total of 5 concerts does not include our private concert at Beacon Hill. The article is at

Click here for events in the year 2000; click here for events in the year 2001; click here for events in the year 2002; click here for events in the year 2003; click here for events in the year 2004; click here for events in the year 2005.

Click here to see the Public Events page that is visible to the general public and has additional information about our performances.


Tuesday, January 3, 2006: Joint rehearsal with River City Jazz Orchestra at St. Michael's. Contact: Paul Pagel. (h) (763) 420-2332; (w) (612) 624-4638

Tuesday, January 10, 2006: Annual holiday party at St. Michael's. Everyone who performed with the band during the year is invited and also invited to bring a guest. No alcohol. The band will furnish food and drink.

Tuesday, January 17, 24, 31: Rehearse at St. Michael's

Saturday, February 4: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. 12th anniversary (13th 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. We will be playing in The Emerald City. Nick Kilberg is the student contact. Click here for the tentative song list. $1400 this year for Carleton. Social dance club and Rug Cutters (focus more on swing) will teach during the first hour. In the Great Space this year there will be two people who go by the name of Salsa Magic. They do more teaching of the Latin dances.Lynn Deichert Swing Band plays again.

Tuesday, February 7: No rehearsal

Tuesday, February 14, 21, 28: Rehearse

Tuesday, March 7, 14: Rehearse

Sunday, March 19: Sholom Home Concert in the afternoon, 2:00-3:10 p.m. Arrive at 1:00 to set up. Contact: Jacob Schneider, 651-637-0280

Tuesday, March 21: No rehearsal

Tuesday, March 28: Rehearse

Tuesday, April 4: Sit-in night

Tuesday, April 11, 18: Rehearse

Saturday, April 22, 2006: Play for Children's Surgery International at the Minneapolis Club. Theme: Passport to Smiles. (Recommended by Kirk Lindberg.) Contact: Amy Duder, (w) 651-687-6042, We can park in the parking garage under the building, whose entrance is on 8th Street. Dancing is on the second floor, starting after dinner, probably 9:00-11:30. The meal and cocktails are on a different floor, with arrivals around 5:6:30, dinner around 6:30. They also have planned a silent auction, presentation and guest speaker, but they will be in the other room, not where we are. We will be in the Main Lounge, which is 49x54 feet. See Margaret Leto, the catering or event manager, is on maternity leave. Call at 612-332-2292, x327. They are having cocktails and a silent auction from 5:30 to 7:00. $750.

Tuesday, April 25: No rehearsal.

Tuesday, May 2, 9: Rehearse

Saturday, May 13, 2006: Spring Big Band Hangar Dance sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force, in hangar #3 at Fleming Field in S. St. Paul, 8:00-midnight. Contact: Rod Hald, (952) 435-2469.

Tuesday, May 16: Rehearse

Tuesday, May 23: No rehearsal

Tuesday, May 30: Concert at Como Park; contact: Susie Odegard, St. Paul Parks & Recreation, 651-501-6347, (Howie Bell retired.) 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 a map.

Tuesday, June 6: Rehearse

Tuesday, June 13: Concert in Central Park at 7:30. Arrive at 6:30 to set up. Contact for Roseville Park Concerts: Roxanne Palm, Roseville Parks & Recreation, 651-792-7106

Saturday, June 17: Ice cream social at Beacon Hill retirement community, 1-3 p.m.; contact: Debbie Jo Moehring, 952-988-8830; $300

Tuesday, June 20: No rehearsal

Tuesday, June 27: Rehearse

Tuesday, July 4: Concert in Central Park, 7:30 to 8:30 (a half hour later than in the past). Arrive at 6:30 to set up. TC SwingCats will be the featured dancers. Andy Galkiewicz, a 2006 RAHS graduate, will be featured on the alto sax soloing on "Star-Crossed Lovers". The RCB will start at 9:00 this year, rather than 8:30.

July 11, 18, 25: Rehearse

Tuesday, August 1: Concert in Central Park, 7:00; arrive at 6:00 to set up.

Tuesday, August 8: Concert at Town Square Park in Blaine, by the Blaine City Hall, 109th and Radisson; play 7:00-8:00; arrive at 6:00 to set up. Possibly with the Swing Cats exhibition dancers. $300. Contact: Shari Kunza with Blaine Parks & Rec, (763) 785-6151;; web site:

Tuesday, August 15, 22, 29: No rehearsal

September 5: Rehearse

Saturday, September 9: St. Mary's Fall Festival, 4690 Bald Eagle Drive, White Bear Lake. We play during dinner and dancing, 6:00-9:30, but they won't be eating in the room where we play. There will be a mass outside (or in the church) until 6:00, so we can start setting up at 5:00 and play at 6:00. We set up in the gym, on the ground, on the south end, under the baskets - the 1st street end. That's where the festivities are. Contact: Bill Murphy, co-chair (with his wife) of the festival. Home: 651-426-8087; cel phone: 651-231-7772. Garage door on south side of gym, on 1st St. Load in there, on the South side of the school. Call Bill's cel phone for him to unlock it. If we can't reach him, call Joanne, his wife, at her cel phone, 612 490-0620. Mass will be on the east side. Dress in the casual summer outfits. Put cases in a storage room at South end of gym, where we come in. $300. Bring CDs to sell.

Tuesday, September 12: No rehearsal (because we just played for the Fall Festival)

Saturday, September 16 (confirmed): CAF Dance; arrive at 6:00 to set up; dance lessons by Cindy and Terry at 7:00; play 8:00-midnight; the B-25 isn't available, so they'll have two smaller bombers there.

Tuesday, September 19: No rehearsal (because we just played for the CAF dance)

Tuesday, September 26: Rehearse

Tuesday, October 3: Sit-in night (CHANGED - previously tentatively set for October 10. This change gives us one rehearsal to focus on the Edinborough Park concert.) We had 2 trombones, 2 trumpets, bass, piano, and 4 saxes sit in (counting Brian Dole as a piano player, although he played alto sax the last half of the rehearsal), besides three spectators.

Tuesday, October 10: Rehearse

Sunday, October 15: Concert at Edinborough Park, from 7:00 to 7:45 or 8:00, videotaped by CTV15. Contact Stacy Maas (pronounced “Mays”) at 952-832-6789 for Edinborough Park concert scheduling. She’s the coordinator. (Note: I changed this 1/9/2006. Previously it had been scheduled for October 22.)

Tuesday, October 17: No rehearsal (because we just played at Edinborough)

Tuesday, October 24: Rehearse

Tuesday, October 31: No rehearsal (because of Halloween)

Tuesday, November 7, 14: Rehearse (Guest director Mike Park on November 7)

Saturday, November 18 (Saturday before Thanksgiving): Children's Hospital 57th Annual Ball; play 7:30-10:30 at the Radisson Riverfront; contact: co-chairs Maggie Johnston, 651-698-2630; and Diane Swanson, 651-762-1922; $800; $150 patron, $75/person; call Roza Rosenberg at 651-220-6175

Tuesday, November 21: No rehearsal

Tuesday, November 28, December 5: Rehearse

Tuesday, December 12: Annual holiday party at St. Michael's. Everyone who performed with the band during the year is invited and also invited to bring a guest. In addition, anyone who subbed at the request of a band member (i.e., anybody except those who just came for sit-in night) is welcome. No alcohol. The band will furnish food and drink.

Tuesday, December 19, 26: No rehearsal