Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 2005, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!

Directed by Glen Newton

Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; the Roseville Big Band theme song!
(featuring the Swing Cats exhibition dancers, with vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, and solos by drummer Kenne Thomas and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson (1931), arr. by Dick Lieb; a big hit for Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees
(featuring alto saxophonist Kay Foster)

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Ann Booth)

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

Rachael composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico (1996); the first performance of this song by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring tenor horn soloist Glen Newton)

Evergreen by Paul Williams and Barbra Streisand (1976), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the love theme from the 1976 Warner Brothers film, "A Star is Born"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington; Glenn Miller's recording of this song ranked #7 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 poll of leading disk jockies in the United States to determine the all-time popular music record standards
(with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, Glen Newton, trumpet, and Ann Booth, piano)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1944), arr. by Allyn Erickson; Frank Sinatra's recording of this song reached #2 on the pop charts in 1945.
(featuring vocalist Glen Newton)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Glenn Miller; watch the horn moves!
(featuring the Swing Cats, with solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, and Dan Odegaard on trumpet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

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

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 Kenne Thomas, drums, Kay Foster, alto sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Ann Booth, piano)

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
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

In addition to the soloists listed above, the Roseville Big Band performers for this concert included Bill Frank, alto sax; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax, Bill Pearson, baritone sax; Fred Christiansen and George Henly, trombones; Harvey Skow and Mark Lee, trumpets; Jim Foss, guitar; nad Mike Wobig, electric bass.

The Swing Cats for this performance are dancers Teddy and Cindy Michel, Chuck Lambert, Lisa Neuberger, Shawn LaVelle, and Chelsea Vise.

Concerts in Central Park (including this one, produced by John Rusterholz) are broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission. An estimated 2000 watched the performance live, along with goodness knows how many others on television.

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Friday, February 07, 2020.

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