Roseville Big Band Concert at Beacon Hill Retirement Community Ice Cream Social, June 14, 2014, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

This is the Roseville Big Band's 11th Annual Concert at the Beacon Hill Commons, 5300 Beacon Hill Road, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345

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Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by drummer Dave Tuenge and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Chicago by Fred Fisher (1922), arr. by Paul Clark
(featuring solos by Dan Theobald, trumpet; Keith Miner, trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Opus One by Sy Oliver and Sid Garris (1943), arr. by Steve Wright, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Rich Eyman, trombone; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

My Little Girl by Keith Miner (1997), arr. by Keith Miner and Glen Newton
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with solos by Glen Newton, vibraphone, and Mark Syman, trumpet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Route 66 by Bobby Troupe (1946), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Ann Booth on piano, Tom Huelsmann on bass trombone, Bill Frank on alto sax, Keith Miner on scat vocal, Hank Wadsworth on trumpet, Rich Eyman on trombone, and Mike Wobig on electric bass; with artistic finger-snapping by the audience)

'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927).
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald )

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Fascinating Rhythm by George and Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico; performed by Fred and Adele Astaire and Cliff Edwards in the 1924 musical, "Lady Be Good!"
(featuring unison lead playing by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Keith Miner, trombone, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

The Glory of Love by Billy Hill (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with Kay Foster on alto sax)

I Thought About You by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer (1939), arr. by Vern Sielert
(featuring an alto sax solo by Kay Foster and a flugelhorn solo by Mark Syman)

Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe; one of Ary Barroso's biggest hits, "Aquarela do Brasil" (English: "Watercolor of Brazil"), was featured in the 1942 Disney animated film "Saludos Amigos"
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Dave Tuenge, drums, Kay Foster, alto sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Ann Booth, piano)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by George Henly)

**** INTERMISSION (10 minutes) ****

Circle Blues by Len Yaeger (1998), arr. by Len Yaeger
(featuring a Dixieland trio of Bob Nielsen, trumpet, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Keith Miner, trombone; with solos by (C:) Glen Newton, vibraphone; (C:) George Henly, trombone; (D:) Mark Syman, trumpet; (D:) Rich Eyman, trombone; (F:) Ann Booth, piano; (G:) Jason Swalley, guitar; and (F-G:) Mike Wobig, electric bass )

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; first recorded by Belle Baker ("The Ragtime Singer," who also introduced Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" in "Betsy"), "All of Me" has become one of the most recorded songs of its era, with notable versions by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly, and Rich Eyman on trombone trading fours with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)

Bye Bye Blackbird by Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson (1926), arr. by Dave Rivello
(featuring trumpet soloist Dan Theobald)

The More I See You by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1945), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Front Burner composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico (1976)
(featuring solos by Jason Swalley, guitar; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; and Ann Booth, piano)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, and Johnny Mercer (1958), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Duke Ellington classics, played often by Count Basie's band.
(featuring solos by Ann Booth, piano; Mark Syman, flugelhorn; and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; with vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Cole Porter (1938), arr. by Richard Maltby; from the musical "Leave It To Me", in honor of Father's Day, June 15

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with soprano sax soloist Kay Foster )

Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; this is the version you might have heard Doc Severinson play on the Tonight Show.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, and trumpeters Mark Syman and Dan Theobald)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone). Glen Newton played E-flat flute on "Route 66"
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Hank Wadsworth, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner

Because of cold, rainy weather, we played the concert in the chapel of the senior apartment building. Due to moving locations and a late arrival, we start 7-8 minutes after 1:00. Pastor Gene offered a prayer before the first song. The intermission was longer than the planned 10 minutes for a variety of reasons. We skipped "Longer" due to the time and started "In the Mood" at 3:00, so the concert time was about 1:10 to 3:05. Some people - perhaps around 40, coming and going at various times - listened upstairs. The room directly in front of the band held perhaps 70 people, including residents, visitors, and staff.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014.


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