Year 2008 Roseville Big Band Public Dances:

Saturday, May 31: 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 by TC Swing. Special guest appearance by the Rosetones vocal quartet. Dance exhibitions by the Swing Cats. Special presentation by the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band, around 9:00. Then around 9:30, listen to the run-up of the engines of two of the CAF's World War II aircraft! Prizes awarded for best uniforms and 40's dress! Food, snacks, pop, beer & wine available! Sorry, no outside food or beverages. Admission is $10. For more information, call 651-455-6942. Click here for the song list.

Swing dancers crowd the dance floor.
Saturday, September 6: Bomber's Moon Ball 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). Free swing dance lessons 7:00-7:50 by Bill and Shannon Butler. Around 9:20, listen to the run-up of the engines of Miss Mitchell, the CAF's World War II B-25 bomber! Prizes awarded for best uniforms and 40's civilian dress! Food, snacks, pop, beer & wine available! Sorry, no outside food or beverages. Admission is $10. For more information, call 651-455-6942. Click here for the song list. As usual, we took requests. Miss Mitchell, the CAF's restored B-25 bomber, furnishes the background for the text: Hangar Dance!
Saturday, November 22: Children's Hospital Association Fifty-ninth Annual Ball, "A Red Carpet Affair," at the Crowne Plaza Hotel St. Paul-Riverfront. 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. Special guest appearance by the Rosetones vocal quartet. Enjoy dinner music and dancing to the Roseville Big Band until 11:00, followed by dancing to the Brian Kinney Band until 1:00 a.m. upstairs in the Great River Ballroom. Proceeds from the dinner, dance, live auction, and raffle help benefit Children's Hospitals and Clinics. For more information, call 651-220-6175. Click here for the song list. As usual, we took requests. Celebrating 75 Years

Year 2008 Roseville Big Band Public Concerts:

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Tuesday, May 27: Concert in the Como Park Lakeside Pavilion, 1360 Lexington Parkway, attached to the Black Bear Crossings cafe, in St. Paul's Como Park, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Guest artists: The Rosetones vocal quartet. Click here for the song list. A view of the pavilion from across the lake
Saturday, June 14: Outdoor Concert at the 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. Betwen dances, Beacon Hill residents played Latin percussion with the Roseville Big Band.
Tuesday, June 17: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:55 p.m. Guest vocalist: Denise Baber. Click here for the song list. Denise Baber Roseville Central Park band shell
Friday, July 4: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:30 p.m., followed by the Roseville Community Band at 9:00 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Guest vocalist: Curtis Shaffer. Featured dancers: The Swing Cats. Click here for the song list. Curtis Shaffer
Tuesday, July 29: Concert in the Park at Roseville Central Park band shell, corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C, 7:30-8:45 p.m.. Guest artist: tenor saxophonist Mario Thayer. Featured dancers: The Swing Cats. Click here for the song list. Mario Thayer
Wednesday, August 20: Concert at Eagan Central Park band shell, 1501 Central Parkway, just off Pilot Knob Road, 6:00-8:00, preceded by Jazz Etc. from 4:00-5:30. Featured dancers: The Swing Cats. (In case of rain, the concert would have been held indoors, at the Eagan Community Center next to the band shell.) Click here for the song list and pictures from the concert. Eagan Central Park band shell
Sunday, October 12: Concert at Edinborough Park in Edina, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Click here for the song list. The southeast entrance to Edinborough Park

Roseville Big Band concerts in Roseville's Central Park are broadcast live by the volunteers of CTV15 on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs!

Year 2008 Roseville Big Band Sit-in Nights:

Tuesday, April 22, 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 28, in the cafeteria at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Other Year 2008 Roseville Big Band Events:

Saturday, January 12: Concordia Academy Winter Formal Dance at the school, 2400 North Dale Street, Roseville, from 8:00 until 10:30. Click here for the song list.  
Saturday, February 2: Carleton College Mid-Winter Dance, "Carleton Through the Ages," 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Click here for the song list. As always, we took requests. Click here to see pictures from the dance.  
Tuesday, March 4: Concert at Sholom Home East, 1554 Midway Parkway, St. Paul, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Click here for the song list.

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