Carl Rooen operated a dance orchestra in the Eugene area.
June 9, 1937 – Swimmers Delight
Feb 25, 1937 – Ski Quartet will Broadcast Tuesday: Obsidian Ski Club quartet…by train to Cresent Lake…broadcast on KORE…Arrangements for the train include another four-piece swing band under the direction of Carl Rooen and the band.
Oct 3, 1937 – Carl Rooen’s six piece orchestra at Osborn hotel
Nov 21, 1937 – Carl Rooen and His Swing Band at Swimmers Delight
Aug 26, 1938 – The Armory – Labor Day Dance Slated by Eugene Unions – Carl Rooen will have an eight-piece orchestra…the floor of the armory is being completely renovated for the dance…
Jan 29, 1939 – President’s Ball with Carl Rooen and his nine-piece orchestra. Feature numbers will be presented by Stewart Lay, accordionist. Howard and Isbelle Rooen and Betty Wykoff will be other entertainers of the evening.
July 4, 1939 – Art Holman’s band and Carl Rooen’s swing band
July 5, 1940 – At the Holland on Franklin Blvd
Jan 26, 1941 – FDR’s Birthday Ball at the Holland with Carl Rooen’s band
May 2, 1941 – Eugene Elks Lodge at the Elks temple
Sept 27, 1941 – Carl Rooen and his band at the Playground
1942 – Carl Rooen’s Orchestra at Swimmer’s Delight
Moved back to Eugene…
Dec 22, 1948 – The Kozy Korner Kafe (also seen as cozy corner) owned by Carl Rooen of Eugene who is manager of the Elks dance Band at Eugene. Irene Montgomery is in charge of the restaurant and Rooen will run the tavern.