2017 Events

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Rehearsals every Tuesday except after performances on days other than Tuesday. Other dates (performances, sit-in nights, joint rehearsals or other special events) will be added to the schedule.

Tuesday, January 3, 10: Rehearse

Tuesday, January 17: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner (Decorating crew arrives at 5:00. Invitees gather beginning at 5:30. Dinner and program begins at 6:30. Done by 8:30.)

Tuesday, January 24, 31: Rehearse

Saturday, February 4: Carleton College Mid-Winter Ball, 24th performance, set up 7:30-8:30; play 9:30-1:00 a.m. We first played there January 29, 1994. Contact: Ana Sontag, Assistant Director, Student Activities ( or via phone at 507-222-4462.  We can also continue to use the account as well. Bus arrangements are still tentative, but probably: It's about a 40 minute drive from Eagan, so we'll leave Roseville on the bus, which arrives at 6:30, and pick up at the Blackhawk park-and-ride in Eagan (NE of 35E and Cliff Rd.) around 7:15. They will have cold cuts, veggies, chips, and water/pop/coffee in the Fireside Room, as in the past. We should bring our own piano. (Time notes from 2015: Bus was at St. Michaels' before 6:25, loading was done and the bus was on its way by 6:45; it got to Eagan between 7:10 and 7:15; arrived at the destination at 8:00. Setup and sound check took until about 9:00. The bus returned to St Michael's a little after 3 a.m.) Cyrus Deloye ( was the student contact. ($2000 again this year.)

Tuesday, February 7: No rehearsal

Tuesday, February 14, 21, 28: Rehearse

March 7: Concert at Little Sisters of the Poor, Holy Family Residence, 330 Exchange St S, Saint Paul, MN 55102. 7:00-8:00 p.m. Contact: was Lisa, now TBD, but I talked to Mary, who confirmed it on 2/27; , (651) 227-0336 x1151 (no pay)

March 14, 21, 28: Rehearse

April 4, 11: Rehearse

Tuesday, April 18, 2017: Concert at Edinborough Park 7:00 p.m. Contact: Dawn Beitel, Assistant Manager, 952-833-9543 | Fax 952-833-9541; | (no pay)

Tuesday, April 25: Sit-in night

Tuesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Rehearse - prepare for all the summer concerts

Tuesday, June 6: Rehearse

Saturday, June 10: Presbyterian Homes Beacon Hill concert 1-3 p.m.; contact: Linda Johanson (952) 988-8830; summer shirt and khaki pants or shorts. ($325)

Saturday, June 10: CAF dance 8-midnight ($700)

Tuesday, June 13: No rehearsal

Tuesday, June 20: Rehearse

Tuesday, June 27: Central Park Concert 7:00 p.m.(free)

Tuesday, July 4: Central Park Concert 7:30 p.m. (free); Karen Dunn leads the band

Tuesday, July 11, 18: No rehearsal

Tuesday, July 25: Rehearse

Tuesday, August 1: Central Park Concert 7:00 p.m. (free)

Tuesday, August 8, 15, 22, 29: No rehearsal

Tuesday, September 5: Rehearse

Saturday, September 9: CAF Bomber's Moon Ball ($700)

Monday, September 11: 911 Memorial Walk at Como Park, 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Pavilion reserved from 3:30 to 9:30. Registration starts at 5:00. Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Set up starting at 6:15 (unless they need our piano beforehand). It is a memorial for firefighters who have died in the line of duty and also a fund raiser for the St. Paul Fire Foundation to support health and wellness incentives for St. Paul firefighters. Play dance music. Contact: Susan O'Neil, Executive Director of the St. Paul Fire Foundation,, 651-270-0285; initial contact was with Bob Kippels, cell 651/274-6653, Kippels, Robert (CI-StPaul) <>; I got a later call from Jerry Deno ($200)

Tuesday, September 12: No rehearsal

Sunday, September 17: St. Michael's Annual Fall BBQ, 4:00-5:30 p.m. (free)

Tuesday, September 19: No rehearsal

Tuesday, September 26: Rehearse

Tuesday, October 3: Johanna Shores Concert, 6:30-7:30. Contact: Jane Chagnon, ADC, Recreation & Wellness Director, Johanna Shores, 3220 Lake Johanna Boulevard, Arden Hills, MN  55112, 651-631-6075 (office), 612-503-6356 (cell); 3220 is the entrance on the same level as the performance space, Village Square, which is and atrium between two residences; take a left at the driveway. 2189 is our Presbyterian Homes vendor number ($150)

Tuesday, October 10: Rehearse

Sunday, October 15: Concert at Edinborough Park 7:00 p.m. Contact: Dawn Beitel, Assistant Manager, 952-833-9543 | Fax 952-833-9541; | ($100)

Tuesday, October 17: Rehearse

Tuesday, October 24: No rehearsal

Tuesday, October 31 (Halloween): Concert at Langton Place in Roseville 6:30 p.m. (formerly Presbyterian Homes of Roseville), 1910 W. County Road D, Roseville, MN 55112. Main Office: (651) 631-6200. Contact: Sara Wilharm (, Recreation Director and Volunteer Service Coordinator, 651-631-6260; optional: dress in costume ($150)

Tuesday, November 7: Rehearse

Saturday, November 11 (Veteran's Day is Saturday, November 11): Vets' Dinner at St. Bonaventure's Ambrose Hall, set up before the 6:00 program, play 6:15-9:00, Dinner and dessert music until the dance, which will start around 7:00 p.m. 901 E 90th Street, Bloomington 55420 Contact: Breta Macphie, ALIVE! committee, cell: 612.730.6409. They have an in-tune upright piano. Breta will block the parking with her navy blue minivan in front of the entrance so when Jim and others with heavy equipment arrive, she will move it so they can get close to the door for unloading on the north side (because there's a mass from 4:30-5:30 in the church across the parking lot). They'll have carts for us. ($250 made out to the Roseville Big Band)

Tuesday, November 14: No rehearsal

Tuesday, November 21: Sit-in night

Tuesday, November 28: Rehearse

Thursday, November 30: Concert at Woodbury Indoor Park, 8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury MN 55125; 7:00-7:50 p.m. ; Contact: Jennifer Anderson, Customer Service Assistant, (651) 714-3799 | ($150)

December: No rehearsals