Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, June 12, 2007, 7:30 - 8:55 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!

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 Dave Tuenge and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

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 trumpet solo played from up in the audience by 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 solos by Kari Coad on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Otto Harbach and Jerome Kern (1933), arr. by Steve Wright
(featuring alto sax soloist Kay Foster)

Liechtensteiner Polka by Ed Kotscher and Rudi Lindt (1957), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(featuring vocalist Glen Newton)

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

It's Been a Long, Long Time by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1945), arr. by Tim Altmann; one of Harry James' biggest hits; the Bing Crosby and Les Paul recording of this song hit #1 on the Billboard charts the month after World War II ended in 1945.
(featuring trumpeter Kari Coad, vocalist Karen Dunn, and tenor saxophonist Dan Desmonds)

Straighten Up and Fly Right by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills (1944), arr. by Stephen Bulla
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a band vocal and instrumental solos by Ann Booth on piano and Nick Johnson on guitar)

Amazing Grace lyrics by John Newton (c. 1772), traditional tune "New Britain" (c. 1829), arr. by Fairbairn; the association of this tune with bagpipes is relatively modern; although the lyrics first appeared in print in Newton's Olney Hymns (1779), it was little known outside church congregations or folk festivals until Arthur Penn's film Alice's Restaurant (1969), in which Lee Hays of The Weavers leads worshipers in singing "Amazing Grace."
(featuring solo piper Lynn Ista and the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band)

The Rose of Kelvingrove by David Knox (c. 1988), arr. by David Knox
(featuring solo piper Lynn Ista and the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band)

Highland Cathedral by Michael Korg and Uli Roever (1982); one of the most popular melodies for bagpipes and band; written as a pipe tune for a Highland games in Germany.
(featuring solo piper Lynn Ista and the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band)

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a euphonium solo by Glen Newton, and trombonist Rich Eyman trading fours with tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

My Buddy by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson (1922), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring solos by trombonists Scott Swenson, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Rich Eyman)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Skylark by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael (1941), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

El Sol Tambien se Pone by Ludar Felsenstein (1991), arr. by Roger Holmes
(featuring solos by Bob Nielsen, trumpet, Bill Frank, flute, Glen Newton, mandolin, and Rich Eyman, trombone)

It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak; originally titled "If You Believe in Me" and featured in the short-running play, "The Great Magoo"; later appeared in the 1933 film version of "Take a Chance" with its current title; still later it was the title song of the 1973 film "Paper Moon" starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neill.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Kiss of Fire by Lester Allen and Robert Hill (1952), arr. by Glenn Osser; this is your chance to perform with the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and pianist Ann Booth)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

For Once in My Life by Ronald Miller and Orlando Murden (1965), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; hit recordings of this song feature singers Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder (1968), Michael Buble, and many others.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Woodchopper's Ball by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser; Woody Herman's theme song
(featuring solos by Glen Newton and Bob Nielsen, trumpets; Bill Frank, alto sax; George Henly, trombone; Nick Johnson, guitar; Keith Miner, scat vocal; Harvey Skow, trumpet; Rich Eyman, trombone; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Will McBride, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor and clarinet), and Bill Pearson (baritone and clarinet)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Kari Coad, Harvey Skow, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Scott Swenson, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Nick Johnson (guitar), Will McBride (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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.

We didn't get an accurate count of the audience, but it was relatively small - perhaps 200 people.

This page was last updated
Friday, February 07, 2020.

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