Roseville Big Band Concert at St. Michael's, August 1, 2006, 7:15 - 8:35 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

The concert was originally scheduled to be performed in Central Park, but due to rain and the possibility of lightning, it was moved to St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 W. County Road B, in Roseville. The audience, while not as large as the typical concert in the park audience on a clear day, at least outnumbered the band.

I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Art Wiggins
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the French horn section to the audience.

Malaguena by Ernesto Lecuona (1928), arr. by Bill Holman
(featuring solos by trombonist Mike Bratlie and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

Four French horns
The French horn section played on the first two songs.

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience.

Beer Barrel Polka by Jaromir Vejvoda, Wladimir A. Timm, and Vasek Zeman (1934, "Skoda Lasky"), English text by Lew Brown (1939), arr. by Vic Schoen, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; sing along with us!
(featuring vocalists Dani Maresh, Karen Dunn, and Glen Newton)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring the Swing Cats swing dancers, with solos by Keith Thompson on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)
The Swing Cats
Swing Cats

Wind Beneath My Wings by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar (1982), arr. by Jerry Nowak; sung by Bette Midler on the soundtrack of "Beaches"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett and Leonard Capizzi (1962), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring Glen Newton as the Mad Scientist/rapper and Mark Olson as Igor the assistant; with vocal trio Dani Maresh, Karen Dunn, and Len Yaeger; and Bill Pearson on the baritone sax)
"Opened the lid and shook his fist..."
The Mad Scientist
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Jule Styne (1945), arr. by John Berry
(featuring a duet by Len Yaeger, bass sax, and Bill Pearson, baritone sax, with solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Mike Wobig, electric bass; and Mark Olson, bass trombone)
Len Yaeger plays bass sax. Glen Peterson plays tenor sax.
Len Yaeger and
Glen Peterson

Introduction of the trombone and tuba 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 vocalist Dani Maresh, with vocalists Karen Dunn, Len Yaeger, and Glen Newton)

Slipstream by Warren Park (2006); three of the eight movements of this original composition for jazz band. The composer writes, "While it is filled with jazz references and flavor it is not a typical jazz band piece, but more like a symphonic band piece with reduced instrumentation. The stylistic influences are varied, including pop, classical and contemporary music. Jazz harmony, while employed, often gives way to older modal harmonies and more traditional sound, mixed in a unique way."

Warren Park 3. Spirit Waltz
7. Memory
5. The 60's
(featuring pianist Ann Booth, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
Warren Park

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Kansas City by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (1952), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Nick Johnson, guitar; Len Yaeger, bass sax; Glen Peterson, tenor sax (playing from out in the audience); Rich Eyman and George Henly, dueling trombones; and David Tuenge, drums)

I Can't Give You Anything But Love by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh (1928), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Rock Around the Clock by Jimmy DeKnight and Max Freedman (1952), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Swing Cats, with solos by Bill Pearson on baritone sax and Dan Theobald on trumpet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Two more Swing Cats
Swing Cats
Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by David Tuenge, drums, Kay Foster, alto sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Ann Booth, piano)
Dani Maresh's relatives played along. Bridget Wall and her mother joined in. CTV volunteer Ted Aspnes and trombonist Greg Albing joined the guest percussion line.
Guest percussionists played guiro, shaker, and other Latin percussion instruments.

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

What a Wonderful World by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele (1967), arr. by Jerry Nowak; recorded by Louis Armstrong; the favorite song of center fielder Kirby Puckett (1960-2006), who led the Minnesota Twins to two world series championships and inspired countless young baseball players.
(featuring the vocal quartet of Dani Maresh, Karen Dunn, Len Yaeger, and Glen Newton)
Glen, Len, Dani, and Karen
The vocal quartet

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), Bill Pearson (baritone), and Len Yaeger (bass (on Malaguena, PA 6-5000, Let It Snow, and Kansas City) and soprano (on Slipstream and Beer Barrel Polka))
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Keith Thompson, Mark Lee, Jeff Olsen (on Malaguena, Let It Snow, and I Won't Last a Day), Harvey Skow, and Dan Theobald
French Horns: (on Malaguena and I've Got You Under My Skin) Gerry Abraham, George Henly, Bob Olsen, and Bridget Wall
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, Greg Albing (on I've Got You Under My Skin, Malaguena and Let It Snow), and Mark Olson (bass trombone)
Tuba: Mike Rounds (on I've Got You Under My Skin, Malaguena, Beer Barrel Polka, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Monster Mash, I Won't Last a Day, Kansas City and Rock Around the Clock)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Nick Johnson (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), David Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Dani Maresh, Karen Dunn, Len Yaeger, and Glen Newton
Swing Cats: Jeff Camozzi, Cindy Gardner, Chuck Lambert, Cindy Michel, Lisa Neuburger,and Stan Ponkin
This concert was videotaped by volunteers of CTV15, produced by John Rusterholz, for later broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission. Joey Stepnick operated a hand-held camera.
Joey Stepnick

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