Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 1995, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tribute to the Big Bands

Directed by Glen Newton

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Glenn Miller
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Dan Menken, playing trumpet in the audience)

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred Ehlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Mary Lou Peterman, with an alto sax solo by Kay Foster)

Woodchopper's Ball by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with solos by Glen Newton and Mark Lee, trumpets; Sean Flahaven, Rich Eyman, and Bob Smith, trombones; Keith Miner, bass trombone; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Pickles by Steve Wright (1980), arr. by Steve Wright
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, playing euphonium in the audience; Bill Pearson, baritone sax; Sean Flahaven, trombone; Harvey Skow and Glen Newton, dueling trumpets in the audience; Keith Miner, scat vocal; Carl Berger, guitar; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)

Summertime by George Gershwin, Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin (1935)
(featuring vocalist Kirk Lindberg)

Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Stenberg, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Bob Nielsen, Dan Menken, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by Bob Smith)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalists Cindy Geiger and Glen Newton)

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

Sentimental Journey by Bud Green, Les Brown, and Ben Homer (1944), arr. by Jack Mason, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the vocal quartet: Diane Lindberg, Mary Lou Peterman, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton; with a flugelhorn solo by Bob Nielsen)

American Patrol by F. W. Meacham (1891), arr. by Jerry Gray
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)

Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Jim Foster, drums, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940), vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Stephanie Erickson, Mary Lou Peterman, and Cindy Geiger) Click here for a video of this trio.

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Richard "Doc" Leisen, tenor sax, and Nancy Veerkamp, alto sax. Bob Nielsen also played trumpet. This was one of the first concerts (possibly the first) at which the band wore their new blue "Roseville Big Band" summer shirts.

This concert was broadcast on public access Channel 33 (which later became Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs). John Rusterholz was the video producer.