Roseville Big Band Events in 2004

Year 2004 Roseville Big Band Public Dances:

Saturday, March 20: Joint show and dance with City of Lakes Chorus at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel in St. Paul. The show starts at 8:00. Seating is limited, but tickets will be availble at the door if the show is not sold out. Food will be available for purchase during the cabaret-style show, and there will be a cash bar. TC Swing Cats are the featured exhibition dancers, and the Rosetones vocal quartet is featured in the band segments. Ticket price includes swing dance lessons by TC Swing from 7-8 p.m., City of Lakes/ Roseville Big Band show, and Afterglow from 10:30 - 12:30 featuring entertainment by 4-Star Collection and other area barbershop quartets. Tickets can be ordered by sending a self-addressed envelope and a check payable to "City of Lakes" for $25 per ticket to: Diane Moe, 1200 72nd Street NE, Fridley, MN 55432, or you can call Diane at 612-481-3391 or Robin at 763-783-1056. Click here to see the song list.
City of Lakes Chorus
Saturday, May 15: Spring Big Band Hangar Dance sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force, in hangar #3 at Fleming Field in S. St. Paul, 8:00-midnight. Click here for directions (instructions and maps, 78K). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Free swing dance lessons 7:00-7:45. Swing dance spotlight performances during the evening by the TC Swing Cats dancers. Costume contest. Silent auction with aviation art, landscape art, electronics, aircraft rides, automobiles and more, ending at 10:00 p.m. Admission is $8 at the door, $7 in advance. For guaranteed reserved table and seating, available in advance @$3.00, contact Jim at 612-685-4506. For more information, call 651-455-6942. Click here to see the song list. As always, we took requests from the audience. Guest percussionists join the band on "Kiss of Fire"
Friday, July 2: Central Park Foundation 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C. Big band dance 8:00-10:00 p.m., preceded by a 7:00 concert by the Roseville Community Band and a 6:00 p.m. performance by Dan Kuch's combo. Click here to see the song list.  
Saturday, September 18: Bomber's Moon Ball sponsored by the Commemorative Air Force, in hangar #3 at Fleming Field in S. St. Paul, 8:00-midnight, with the Rosetones vocal quartet. Click here for directions (instructions and maps, 78K). Free swing dance lessons 7:00-7:45. Click here to see the song list; as always, we took requests. Click here to see pictures from the dance. Swing dancers crowd the dance floor.
Note: The Roseville Community Band's 40th Anniversary Dance, previously scheduled for Saturday, October 9, has been cancelled.  
Saturday, November 20: Children's Hospital Association Fifty-fifth Annual Ball, "The Emerald Ball", at the Radisson Riverfront in St. Paul. Enjoy cocktails starting at 6:30, then dance to the Roseville Big Band before dinner when the doors to the Minnesota Ballroom open at 7:30. Enjoy dinner music and dancing to the Roseville Big Band, with the Rosetones special guest vocal quartet, until 10:00. Then go upstairs to the Garden Court for the dessert buffet and dance until 1:00 a.m. to The R-Factor in the Great River Ballroom. Tickets are $150 per person, $75 junior (21-35 years of age). Proceeds help benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics. Click here to see the song list and pictures from the ball. 55th Anniversary Emerald Ball logo

Year 2004 Roseville Big Band Public Concerts:

Tuesday, May 25: Concert in the Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Parkway, attached to the Black Bear Crossings cafe, in St. Paul's Como Park, 7:00 p.m. Click here to see the song list.
Tuesday, June 15: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30 p.m., with exhibition dancers Larry and Betty Thomas and guest artist trombonist Greg Albing. Click here to see the song list. Greg AlbingLarry and Betty Thomas The Roseville Central Park band shell
Sunday, July 4: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:00 p.m., with guest artist trumpeter Dan Kuch and the Swing Cats swing dancers, followed by the Roseville Community Band at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Click here to see the song list. Dan Kuch
Tuesday, July 20: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30 p.m., with guest artist vocalist Paula Lammers. Click here to see the song list. Paula Lammers
Sunday, October 24: Concert at Edinborough Park in Edina, 7:00 p.m.Click here to see the song list. Gold letters on a green canopy mark the park entrance.

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

Year 2004 Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights:

Tuesday, April 6, 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. Part of the group in the choir room on sit-in night. 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
Tuesday, October 19, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Other Year 2004 Roseville Big Band Events:

Saturday, February 7: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, "Dr. Seuss," 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Click here for the song list. Click here to see pictures from the dance. Dr. Seuss was the dance theme.
Saturday, June 12: Ice Cream Social at Beacon Hill Retirement Community, 5330 Beacon Hill Road in Minnetonka, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Click here for the song list. Between dances, Beacon Hill residents played Latin percussion with the Roseville Big Band.
Saturday, June 26: Edison High School Class of 1954 50th Reunion at Earl Brown Center, 8:00 p.m. - midnight. Click here for the song list.. A couple dances near the end of the evening.

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