Roseville Big Band Events in 2002

Year 2002 Roseville Big Band Public Dances:

Saturday, March 9: Putting On the Ritz at the Roseville Area High School, fundraising dance for the RAHS music program in the RAHS cafeteria at 1240 West County Road B-2 in Roseville, 8:00-11:30 p.m.; adults $10, students with ID $5 at the door. Doors open at 6:30; free beginning dance lessons from 7:00-7:45 by Carol and Norm Fritchie; free refreshments. The evening will include exciting demonstrations of ballroom and swing dancing during the band's breaks. Click here to see the song list. Andy and Janie Nordberg, ballroom dance competitors. Bigger pictures total 27K.Uwe and Dagmar Kortshagen, ballroom dance competitors. Bigger picture is 21K.Dean and Cathy Kettner execute a flashy swing dance move. Bigger picture is 42K.
Friday, April 26:Spring Rhapsody: An Evening in New York, fundraising dinner and dance for Lyngblomsten Foundation, at the Prom Center Ballroom, 484 Inwood Avenue, Oakdale. Reception 6:30 with live piano music by Glen Newton, dinner 7:30, and dance 9:00-11:30. Entertainment by Lorna Landvik, author of Patty Jane's House of Curl. Tickets $125/plate or higher. Contact Angela Haider at Lyngblomsten for reservations (651-632-5323). Click here to see the song list. logo: "An Evening in New York"
Saturday, May 18:USO Dance sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force, in hangar #3 at Fleming Field in S. St. Paul, 8:00-12:00 p.m. Click here for directions (instructions and three maps, 17K, 41K, and 19K). Free swing dance lessons 7:00-7:45 by Dean and Cathy Kettner. Swing dance demos during the evening by the Rhythm & Swing dancers. Click here to see the final song list; as always, we modified the initial list based on requests. Rhythm & Swing: "Rock Around the Clock"
Saturday, September 21: Bomber's Moon Ball sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force, in hangar #3 at Fleming Field in S. St. Paul, 8:00-12:00 p.m. Click here for directions (instructions and three maps, 17K, 41K, and 19K). Free swing dance lessons 7:00-7:45 by Terry and Cindy of TC Swing. Swing dance demos during the evening by the Rhythm & Swing dancers. Click here to see the final song list. Click here to see pictures from the dance. Swing dancers crowd the dance floor.
Saturday, November 23: Children's Hospital Association Fifty-third Annual Ball at the Radisson Riverfront in St. Paul. Entertainment by the Rhythm & Swing dancers starting at 6:30. Dinner and dance music by the Roseville Big Band in the Minnesota Ballroom. Dessert buffet in the Garden Court, and dancing until 1:00 a.m. in the Great River Ballroom to the music of Cookie Coleman of Club Lucky. If you would like to receive an invitation or you need more information, call the Ball Hotline, (651) 220-6644. Click here to see the song list. As with all of the dances for which we play, we took requests during the evening. wall display: "Sophisticated Swing" in front of the curtains

Year 2002 Roseville Big Band Public Concerts:

Friday, March 22: Raider Jazz Festival; concert begins at 6:30 p.m. with jazz bands from Roosevelt Middle School and other schools from Anoka-Hennepin district 11 and perhaps even more. The Roseville Big Band will perform last, starting some time between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Roosevelt Middle School is located at 650 NE Main Street, Blaine, MN. Click here for directions. Click here to see the song list. Band director Mike Park plays a trumpet solo. Peter and Harvey - embossed at Roosevelt
Tuesday, June 11: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30 p.m., featuring guest vocalist Dorothy Doring. Click here to see the song list. Dorothy Doring smiles from the cover of her "About Time" CD.
Thursday, July 4: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:00 p.m., featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers; followed by the Roseville Community Band at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Click here to see the song list. The bass sax, featured on "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"
Tuesday, July 23: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30 p.m., featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers and guest trombonist Jesse Farrell. Click here to see the song list. Jesse Farrell, trombone soloist
Sunday, October 27: Augustana Lutheran Church Concert, 1400 South Robert St., West St. Paul, 4:00 p.m. Click here to see the song list. Augustana's sanctuary cross Augustana Concert Series. Bigger picture is  27K.

Roseville Big Band concerts in Central Park are broadcast live on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs!

Year 2002 Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights:

Tuesday, April 16, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 W. Co. Rd. B in Roseville, about a block and a half west of Snelling Ave. N., 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Part of the group in the choir room on sit-in night.

Other Year 2002 Roseville Big Band Events:

Tuesday, January 8: Concert at Little Sisters of the Poor, St. Paul, 7:30-8:35 p.m. Click here for the song list for the concert.
Saturday, February 2: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Click here for the song list for the dance. Click here to see pictures from the dance. Carleton students play Latin percussion instruments with the band. Bigger picture is 62K.
Tuesday, February 19: Joint rehearsal with the River City Jazz Orchestra at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Roseville, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 1: Roberge-Nielsen wedding reception, 8:00 p.m.-midnight

Click here for links to information about the Roseville Big Band's performances, sit-in nights, and other events in other years.

Peter Davis Harvey Skow Jim Foss, guitar Dan Desmonds, tenor sax Keith Horst, tenor sax sit-in Fred Anderson, guitar sit-in Jim Foster, drum set Mike Wobig, electric bass Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone sit-in