Roseville Big Band Concert in Como Park, May 30, 2006, 7:00 - 8:35 p.m.
The concert venue is the Lakeside Pavilion. Click here for a map.

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!

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

Tall Cotton by Sammy Nestico (1976), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring trombonist Greg Albing, with solos by Mike Wobig, electric bass, and Glen Newton, trumpet)

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)

Brown Wore Black composed and arranged by Glen Newton (2003); dedicated to the volunteers of CTV15, Community Television for the Northern Suburbs; the World Premiere of this arrangement!
(featuring solos by Rich Eyman, trombone; Jeff Olsen, trumpet; Greg Albing and George Henly, trombones; and Rob Schultz, guitar)

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

Reverie for Ruben composed and arranged by Len Yaeger (2005);a tribute to Minnesota educator and saxophonist Ruben Haugen; click here to read composer Len Yaeger's comments about Ruben.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Ann Booth, piano; Mike Bratlie, trombone; and Jeff Olsen, trumpet)

It Had to Be You by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones (1924), arr. by Peter Blair
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner with a piano solo by Ann Booth)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Pineapple Rag by Scott Joplin (1908), arr. by Bill Johnson; featured in its original piano rag version in the 1973 Universal Studios motion picture "The Sting," whose Academy Awards included one for best music.

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Jeff Olsen, trumpet, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)


I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Mark Taylor; introduced in the 1936 MGM musical "Born to Dance" and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song
(featuring vocalist Glen Newton)

Through the Eyes of Love by Carole Bayer Sager and Marvin Hamlisch (1978), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the Columbia Picture "Ice Castles."
(featuring vocal soloist Karen Dunn)

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)

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry; sung by Bing Crosby in the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Here Come the Waves."
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Ann Booth and a soprano trombone solo by Glen Newton)

Chicago by Fred Fisher (1922), arr. by Paul Clark
(featuring solos by Jeff Olsen, trumpet; Mike Bratlie, trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

They Can't Take That Away from Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Glenn Miller; #1 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; watch the horn moves and the wandering trombonists!
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, Jeff Olsen on trumpet, Glen Newton on vibraphone, and Rob Schultz on guitar)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Jeff Olsen, Harvey Skow, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, Keith Miner (bass trombone), Greg Albing (on Tall Cotton and Brown Wore Black), and Ted Aspnes (bass trombone on America the Beautiful, Brown Wore Black and It Had to Be You)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Rob Schultz (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Kenne Thomas (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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