Military Appreciation Dinner and Dance
at St. Bonaventure's Ambrose Hall
, Veteran's Day, November 11, 2017, 6:15 - 9:00 p.m.
901 E. 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55420

Band: Wear Tux/black suit with blue ties and cummerbunds.

Led by Glen Newton

Preview (5:50-6:00) We were ready early, so we plaeyd before the opening ceremony

Star Dust by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish (1929), arr. by Dave Wolpe; #1 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a fulgelhorn solo by Mark Syman)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Moon River by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer (1961), arr. by Joe Reisman, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring alto saxophonists Kay Foster and Bill Frank and vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

On the Program, Karen Dunn led the singing of "God Bless America", with Mike Holt on piano and Glen Newton on trumpet.

Set 1 (6:15-7:00) Softer dessert music:

Li'l Darlin' by Neal Hefti (1958)
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Jake Olsen)

Skylark by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael (1941), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

I Left My Heart in San Francisco by George Cory and Douglass Cross (1962), arr. by Billy Byers; singer Tony Bennett won two 1962 Grammy awards for his recording of this song: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male, and Record of the Year. This gold-selling Top Ten hit stayed in the charts for almost three years.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Here's That Rainy Day by Johnny Burke and James van Heusen (1953), arr. by Bob Lowden; introduced by Delores Gray in the Broadway Musical "Carnival in Flanders"
(including a muted trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a piano solo by Mike Holt)

Moonlight in Vermont by Karl Suessdorf and John Blackburn (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the unofficial song of the state of Vermont, it is frequently played as the first song at Vermont wedding receptions; each verse (excluding the bridge) is a haiku, with phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.
(high key male vocal, featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a flugelhorn solo by Mark Syman)

Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1962), arr. by Paul Murtha; Corcovado is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, known for the 125-foot statue of Jesus atop its peak.
(featuring a flute solo by Bill Frank)

That Warm Feeling by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring a piano solo by Mike Holt)

Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

When You're Smiling by Larry Shay, Joe Goodwin, and Mark Fisher (1928), arr. by Tom Kubis; Louis Armstrong made this tune a standard with his recordings in 1929, 1932, and 1956.
(with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Moonlight Serenade added from Set 2 to avoid ending early

Set 2 (7:15-8:00) - Dance Music

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 Jim Foster and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax; Kay Foster on alto sax; trumpeters Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, and Glen Newton; and Jim Foster on drum set)

This Can't Be Love by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish (1939), trans. by Jeff Hest
(featuring clarinetist Kay Foster)

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a trombone solo by George Henly; a new verse by vocalist Keith Miner; and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson and trombonist Greg Michnay trading fours)

String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax; Glen Newton, trumpet; and Mike Holt, piano)

Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), band arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

How High the Moon by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton (1940), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the earliest recorded hit version was by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra in 1941, but the best-known recording of the song is by Les Paul and Mary Ford, made on January 4, 1951.
(featuring the trombone section, with solos by Keith Miner, George Henly, and Greg Michnay)

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

St. Louis Blues March by W. C. Handy (1911), arr. by Jerry Gray
(featuring solos by Jim Foster, drums, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Kay Foster, alto sax)

Set 3 (8:15-9:00)

America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro; in honor of all military veterans, on Veteran's Day.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(#9 in the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era"; featuring solos by Eric Laska, electric bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry; sung by Bing Crosby in the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Here Come the Waves."
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and trumpet soloist Glen Newton, with a piano solo by Mike Holt)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer (1952), band arr. by Sammy Nestico, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by Mark Syman on flugelhorn, Dan Desmonds on tenor sax, and Mike Holt on piano)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section (with a demo of flugelhorn vs. trumpet) to the audience

Hayburner composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring solos by pianist Mike Holt)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Straighten Up and Fly Right by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills (1944), arr. by Stephen Bulla; the King Cole Trio's most popular recording, based on a folk tale that Cole's father had used as a theme for one of his sermons.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a band vocal and audience sing-along, and instrumental solos by Mike Holt on piano and Jason Swalley on guitar)

Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak; originally titled "If You Believe in Me" and featured in the short-running play, "The Great Magoo"; later appeared in the 1933 film version of "Take a Chance" with its current title; still later it was the title song of the 1973 film "Paper Moon" starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neill.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

'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 flugelhorn solo by Dan Theobald and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the Roseville Big Band closing theme song! "Irving King" is the pseudonym of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(featuring solos by Mike Holt on piano, Glen Peterson on tenor sax, and Eric Laska on electric bass)

Have the following songs ready in case they are needed to fill requests

Polka: Beer Barrel Polka

Waltzes: Moon River, Blue Skirt Waltz

Fast swing: American Patrol, You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You

Slow ballad: Star Dust

Cha Cha: Cha Cha Cha for Judy

Tango: La Cumparsita

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Jake Olsen
Trombones (left to right): Greg Michnay, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Carol Jensen (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone when Keith sang
Rhythm (front to back): Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

Start setting up at 5:00; doors open for guests at 5:30. Program at 6:00 will have a color guard (tentative), blessing, and song (tentatively God Bless America, with Glen playing piano and Karen leading the singing)

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