Note about song lists: When they are ready, they will be on the Public Performances web page, not here.
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Rehearsals every Tuesday except after performances on days other than Tuesday. Other performances, sit-in nights, joint rehearsals and other special events will be added to the schedule.
Tuesday, January 6: Rehearse
Saturday, January 10 (confirmed 2008-12-03): Concordia Academy (Roseville) Winter Formal Dance at the school, 2400 North Dale Street, Roseville 55113. Contact: Rev. Tim Berner, principal. firstname.lastname@example.org; (651) 484-8429, x111. $600 for three hours, from 8:00 until 11:00. Set up at 7:00. Play some waltzes, polkas, cha-chas, fox trots and miscellaneous other ballroom dances in addition to the swing numbers. There will be dance lessons prior to the band's starting time at another location while we set up.
Tuesday, January 13: No rehearsal
Tuesday, January 20, 27: Rehearse
Tuesday, February 3: Rehearse
Saturday, February 7 (confirmed 2008-10-20): Carleton College Winter Dance. 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. 14th anniversary (15th 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: TDB, Director of Campus Activities, 507-222-4155; 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. Note: City of Roseville tax ID: 416007849 $1500 for 2009, the same for 2008. We'll have cold cuts in the Fireside Room, as in the past.
Tuesday, February 10: No rehearsal because we play February 7.
Tuesday, February 17: Joint rehearsal with South Side Big Band at St. Michael's.
Tuesday, February 24: Rehearse
Tuesday, March 3, 10, etc,. as usual through the year: Rehearse
Tuesday, April 7: Sit-in night
Saturday, April 18 (confirmed): Fund-raising dance for Minnesota Transportation Museum, 7-10 p.m., $600, wear black and white. Contact: Pat Kytola, Director; 651-228-0263, ext. 3104.
Tuesday, April 21: No rehearsal because of playing April 18.
Tuesday, April 28: No rehearsal because Glen has a conflict.
Tuesday, May 5, 12, and 19: Rehearse
Tuesday, May 26 (confirmed): Concert in Como Park, 7:00-8:30
Saturday, May 30 (confirmed): CAF Dance, 8:00-midnight; set up 6:00-7:00; Amy Lauria is our contact. $650
Tuesday, June 2: No rehearsal because of playing May 30; most of the songs for June 7 and 13 will be ones we've played at the CAF dance and Como Park.
Sunday, June 7 (confirmed): Concert in Central Park 7:45-8:30 to celebrate Frank Rog amphitheatre
Tuesday, June 9: We will rehearse, to polish the songs for June 13 and 16.
Saturday, June 13: Concert at Beacon Hill, 1-3 p.m., $325
Tuesday, June 16 (confirmed): Concert in Central Park; Scott Senko guest artist, singing "Mack the Knife"; also Will, Emily, Anna, and Allison singing "Accentuate the Positive"and Scott, Will, and Allison joining in on "Rosie the Riveter"
Tuesday, June 23 and 30: Rehearse
Saturday, July 4 (confirmed): Concert in Central Park; Shannon Wenzel guest artist, playing "Always and Forever" and the Swing Cats.
Tuesday, July 7: No rehearsal because of playing July 4
Tuesday, July 14 and 21: Rehearse
Tuesday, July 28 (confirmed): Concert in Central Park, Amaka Nwaokolo guest artist, singing "At Last", plus Val Krych, Carly Grandner, and Laura Woodley.
Tuesday, August 4, 11, 18, and 25: No rehearsal; sort through your music and practice the songs you don't know.
Tuesday, September 1: Rehearsal cancelled due to State Fair park-and-ride parking conflict.
Tuesday, September 8 and 15: Rehearse
Saturday, September 19 (confirmed): CAF Bomber's Moon Ball
Tuesday, September 22: No rehearsal because of playing September 19
Tuesday, September 29: Rehearse (with substitute bass player)
Saturday, October 3 (confirmed): Mike Wobig-Deb Hermes wedding reception. The wedding will be at 4:30 at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. The band will get to eat. Music will probably start around 6 to 7 and go until 9 or 10. Karen will front the band, since Glen will be out of town that weekend.
Tuesday, October 6: No rehearsal because of playing October 3 and St. Michael's isn't available.
Tuesday, October 13: No rehearsal because St. Michael's isn't available.
Tuesday, October 20: Rehearse
Tuesday, October 27: Sit-in night (rescheduled - previously was October 20)
Tuesday, November 3: No rehearsal because St. Michael's isn't available
Tuesday, November 10 and 17: Rehearse
Saturday, November 21 (confirmed): Children's Hospital 60th Annual Ball: CHAnging Lives; play 7:30-11:00. Contact at Swank (in-house A-V for Crowne Plaza: Ben Hall, 651-925-8664. $900. Ball chairman Andrea Johnson-Strommen, 651-483-3720. Special appearance by "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast.
Tuesday, November 24: No rehearsal because of playing November 21
Tuesday, December 1: Rehearse - the last rehearsal of the year
Tuesday, December 8: Holiday/year-end party at St.
Michael's - gathering at 5:30, serving food
around 6:30. In addition to those on the current roster, those who have performed
with us, sponsored us, (filled in at rehearsals) or provided new works for
us to play during 2008 include the following:
Trumpets: Pat Gefre, Jeff Olsen, Dan Odegaard, Hank Wadsworth, Kari Coad, Keith Thompson, Gene Phares, Shannon Wenzel, Corky Whitlock, (Heather Monthony)
Trombones: Greg Albing, Greg Michnay, Carol Jensen, Scott Swenson, Rich Raaen, (Phil Raaen, Jim tenBensel)
Saxes: Ira Adelman, (Debbie Clapp)
Rhythm Section: Leigh Anderson, Brian Dole, James Holdman, Tim Christman, (Ed Findlay(sp?)), Kent Schoenherr
Vocalists: Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, Laura Woodley, CPHS students - Will, Anna, Emily, Allison, Scott, Val, Amaka, Carly
Dancers: Cindy Gardner (and I'll ask her to check to see if any of the Swing Cats would like to join us)
Sponsors: Lonnie Brokke and Rick Schultz from Parks and Rec and Roland Hayes, pastor of St. Michael's.
Please let Kay know who's coming and bringing guests, so we have an accurate count for the dinner!
Tuesday, December 15, 22, 29: No rehearsal