Central Park Concerts

This bulletin board from 1997 is typical of the signs that have welcomed thousands of concertgoers and dancers to Roseville Big Band performances over the decades. It also forms part of the design of the tray card for the Roseville Big Band's recording, Concert in the Park.

Here are some images from Central Park concerts through the years.

"Come and Enjoy the Roseville Big Band Hits of the 1940's; Thu. June 10, 7:30 PM"
Central Park band shell, July 31, 2007.

The Roseville Big Band and other entertainers perform in the uniquely-shaped band shell on the shore of Lake Bennett in Roseville's Central Park. In this picture, guest tenor saxophonist A. J. Mundahl solos on the Roseville Big Band's July 31, 2007, concert, while volunteers from CTV 15 broadcast the concert live on television channel 15 in Roseville and surrounding areas.

Click here for a picture of the band shell in 1984.

On June 7, 2009, the band shell was renamed the Frank Rog Amphitheatre in honor of long-time Parks and Recreation director Frank Rog. A new rose logo - on both the cement and the wall of the shell - was part of the amphitheatre upgrade.

The new rose logo
Jim tenBensel, trombone soloist, with vocalist Sarah Morris CTV 15 captured guest artist Jim tenBensel soloing on "All of Me" while featured guest vocalist Sarah Morris held the microphone for him on the July 4, 1997, concert. The CTV 15 volunteers, including producer/director John Rusterholz, always arrive several hours early to set up for the concert broadcast. John Rusterholz, CTV producer. Bigger pictures total 52K.
The Rosetones (Diane Dolinar, Glen Newton, Karen Dunn, and Kirk Lindberg) sang "YMCA" in 1998. The Rosetones spell Y.M.C.A. Glen and Mary Lou harmonize. Mary Lou Peterman and Glen Newton sang "Chattanooga Choo Choo" in 1993. A leap for "Leap Frog"
The Swing Cats exhibition dancers performed to "Leap Frog" on July 4, 2011.
Brian Jacques plays a tenor sax solo Brian Jacques, one of our first guest soloists from Roseville Area High School, played a tenor sax solo on "All My Life," while standing in the audience on the July 4, 1993, concert. The bell of his alto trombone showed Glen Newton's reflection as he soloed on "251 Swing Street" at the June 10, 2003, concert. Glen plays alto trombone
Daine, Karen, and Kirk sing like the Andrews Sisters Diane Dolinar and Karen Dunn joined "Kirkina" to sing "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" on the July 31, 2007, concert. One couple performs whiel the others encourage them. Rhythm & Swing exhibition dancers entertained with a dancer's jam to "Jump, Jive, and Wail " on July 4, 2000.
Glen and Karen clap and sing. Glen and Karen led the audience in clapping along with "Dance to the Big Band Swing," the Roseville Big Band's theme song, featured on numerous concerts since 1999.

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