Roseville Big Band Concert in Town Square Park in Blaine, Minnesota, August 8, 2006, 7:00 - 8:20 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!

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)

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)

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 Bob Nielsen on trumpet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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)

Introduction of the vocalists to the audience.

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)

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."

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

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)

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)

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 David Tuenge, drums, Kay Foster, alto sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Ann Booth, piano)

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)

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 Bob Nielsen
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: Eric Peterson (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 is being recorded for broadcast on Channel 15, North Metro Television.

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