Roseville Big Band
led by Glen Newton

logo: 55th Anniversary Emerald Ball Children's Hospital Association Fifty-fifth Annual Ball, 11/20/2004

Songs in red are on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD. Songs in italics were requested by audience members. Songs crossed out (like this) were skipped due to lack of time.

Initial dance and appetizer music (from 7:30 until 8:40):
Butterfly (16-bar solos at letter E by GN, Mark O., and Gene; solo at F: Pat; solo at G: Ann; first performance by the Roseville Big Band)
Beyond the Sea (GN, vocal; Bill P.)
Empathy (Bill F., Gene, Jim; first performance by the Roseville Big Band)
It Had to Be You (Kirk, Ann)
I Can't Stop Loving You (Mike B.)
Dance to the Big Band Swing (Rosetones, Glen P., Kenne)
Hard-Hearted Hannah (Ann, Pat)
Lady is a Tramp (Rosetones, Jim)
In the Mood (Glen P., Kay, Gene)
The Nearness of You (Karen)
Somebody Loves Me (Rosetones, Glen P.)
Satin Doll (Ann, Rosetones, Gene (flugelhorn), Dan)
I Can't Get Started (small sheet music; Rosetones, introduction; Kirk; GN, trumpet)
All of Me (ballroom dance feature; Jim, Rich, Glen P.)
Round Midnight (Lewis arr.; Kay; first performance by the Roseville Big Band)

Heather plays Afuche; Kenne plays drum set.
Heather Minter and Kenne Thomas played percussion on "Empathy."
David and Alyssa spin during their routine.
Dr. David Zaleske and Alyssa Ross performed to "All of Me".
Brief remarks (about 10 minutes) by the featured auctioneer, Larry Kroshus from Kurt Johnson Auctioneers.
Band Break

Dance or dinner music:
I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo (Rosetones)
Misty (Bill F., Rich, Bob)
Moonglow (Rosetones)
Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (Version 2.0 in C Minor; Karen, GN, solo at E: George, solo halfway through F: Pat)
Georgia on My Mind (Rosetones, Glen P.)
Three Times a Lady (Mark L., flugelhorn)

Glen uses two red mallets.
Glen Newton played vibes on "It Had to Be You."
Program (from 9:20 until 10:00): Auction by Larry and drawing for the diamond and emerald necklace by Marilyn Nogai.
Band Break

After dinner music (until 10:10):
Skylark (Karen, vocal; at bar 17: Mark, solo muted background fills)
Seems Like Old Times (Glen P.)
Love is Here to Stay (Kirk, Rosetones, Gene)
Moon River (Kay, Bill F., Rosetones)
Coquette (Gene, Jim)
On the Wrong, Wrong Side of the Street or On the Sunny Side of the Street (Carubia arr.; Rosetones; depends on the weather)
Fly Me to the Moon (Kirk, Bill F.)

Glory of Love (Rosetones, Kay)
Cha Cha Cha for Judy (guest percussionists from the audience)
Opus One (Rosetones, Glen P., Rich, Mike W.)

What a Wonderful World (Rosetones)

The band plays a tutti passage.
The band introduced three new songs and played many timeless classics.
The Rosetones sing "Dance to the Big Band Swing."
The Rosetones delighted the audience with their tight four-part harmony.

The doors opened for guests to arrive at 7:30, and dancers were on the dance floor as early as our second selection. Dinner was served to the 570 attendees starting around 8:20. The dance floor was packed even though dessert was being served after the program. We ended at 10:10, inviting the guests to go upstairs to dance to The R-Factor.

Roseville Big Band performers for this dance:
Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor/soprano), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Gene Phares, Pat Gefre, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Mark Olson (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jim Foss (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Kenne Thomas (drums), Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones: Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton

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