Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 2007, 7:30 - 8:30 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!

American Patrol by F. W. Meacham (1891), arr. by Jerry Gray
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Mark Lee)

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

Bluesette by Norman Gimbel and Jean ("Toots") Thielemans (1963), arr. by Mike Tomaro; originally written as a jazz waltz but arranged by Tomaro as a 4/4 samba; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring trombonist Rich Eyman, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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

The Nearness of You by Ned Washington and Hoagy Carmichael (1937), arr. by Dave Hanson
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Stenberg; when you watch the concert on Channel 15, you'll see pictures of real-life Rosies at work in the defense industry during World War II, thanks to pictures and video clips gathered by Elizabeth Scherer for her Kansas History Day project.
(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 sax section to the audience

How About You? by Ralph Freed and Burton Lane (1941), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with instrumental solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Glen Newton, trumpet)

My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Cole Porter (1938), arr. by Richard Maltby; from the musical "Leave It To Me"

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Summer Wind by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mayer (Heinz Meier) (1965), original German lyrics ("Der Sommerwind") by Hans Bradtke, arr. by Dave Wolpe; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Cha Cha Cha for Judy by Marshall Brown (1959), arr. by Marshall Brown
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Glenn Miller; short version: omit G and H; #2 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 the Swing Cats dancers, with solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, Kari Coad on trumpet, and Nick Johnson on guitar)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Too Darn Hot by Cole Porter (1948), arr. by Robert Woods; from the musical "Kiss Me Kate"; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Kari Coad)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

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

Swing Cats: Chad Allen, Chris Coochiarella, Kate Friedrichs, Katie Ginkel, Anne Gold, Ron Gold, Justine Humphrey, Steve Isvik, Megan Johnson, Jeanine Kooman, Anton Miakotin, Lisa Neuburger, and Stan Ponkin

John Dunn ran the band's mixer for the live sound in the park.

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.

The weather was ideal for a concert and fireworks. This plus the half hour later starting time (compared with 2005 and earlier years) gave us what seemed to be a larger than usual July 4 live audience - perhaps 3000 people in the band shell area.