Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 29, 2003, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Directed by Glen Newton

Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!

Stompin' at the Savoy by Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, and Edgar Sampson (1936), arr. by Ralph Burns; a big hit of the Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, and Chick Webb bands
(featuring dancers Larry and Betty Thomas, with solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Ann Booth, piano)

Lullaby of Broadway by Harry Warren and Al Dubin (1935), arr. by Tim Altmann; from the musical "42nd Street"
(featuring vocalist Wendy Altmann)

And the Angels Sing by Johnny Mercer and Ziggy Elman (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and trumpeter Glen Newton)

It's Too Late (for Us to Start Again) by Glen Newton (2001), arr. by Glen Newton; world premiere of the big band version of this samba
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Rich Eyman, trombone; Bill Frank, flute and alto sax; Jim Foss, guitar; Mike Bratlie, trombone; and Dan Odegaard, trumpet)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Blue Skies by Irving Berlin (1927), arr. by Paul Jennings
(featuring the vocal quartet of Karen Dunn (lead), Barb Harvey (alto), Reeves Cary (tenor), and Glen Newton (bass), with solos by pianist Ann Booth and scat vocalist Keith Miner)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Four by Miles Davis (1954), arr. by Dave Barduhn
(featuring dancers Larry and Betty Thomas, with a bass trombone solo by Keith Miner, a trumpet solo by Harvey Skow, and an alto trombone solo by Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

I Won't Last a Day Without You by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols (1971), band arr. by Bob Lowden, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocal soloist Reeves Cary and the vocal quartet)

Introduction of the vocal quartet to the audience

It's Been a Long, Long Time by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1945), arr. by Tim Altmann; one of Harry James' biggest hits; the Bing Crosby and Les Paul recording of this song hit #1 on the Billboard charts the month after World War II ended in 1945
(featuring trumpeter Tim Altmann, vocalist Wendy Altmann, and tenor saxophonist Dan Desmonds)

Cute by Neal Hefti (1958), arr. by Neal Hefti
(featuring Kenne Thomas on drums, with a cup-muted alto trombone solo by Glen Newton)

Moon River by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer (1961), arr. by Joe Reisman, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring an alto sax duet by Kay Foster and Bill Frank, along with the vocal quartet and dancers Larry and Betty Thomas)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

Makin' Whoopie by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson (1928), arr. by Dave Barduhn
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner and dancers Larry and Betty Thomas)

Memory by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1981), arr. by Jerry Nowak; from the musical "Cats"
(featuring vocalist Wendy Altmann)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

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

Come Fly with Me by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn (1957), arr. by Jason Lingle
(featuring vocalist Reeves Cary, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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

Y.M.C.A. by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis (1978), arr. by John Berry, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the vocalists, with solos by baritone saxophonist Bill Pearson and trumpeter Bob Nielsen, with an audience full of singers and spellers)

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Fred Christiansen playing second trombone. Glen Newton also played vibraphone. Trumpet players Harvey, Tim, and Bob also played flugelhorns, and Bob Nielsen sang on Y.M.C.A.

Concerts in Central Park, like this one produced by John Rusterholz, are broadcast live on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs.