Roseville Big Band Concert in Como Park, May 27, 2008, 7:00 - 8:30 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; the Roseville Big Band theme song!
(featuring The Rosetones, 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.

Introduction of the Rosetones to the audience

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 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)

The Glory of Love by Billy Hill (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; Hill also wrote cowboy songs, such as "Wagon Wheels" and, under the pseudonym of George "Funky" Brown, he co-wrote the song "Have You Ever Been Lonely?"
(featuring the Rosetones with a soprano sax solo by Kay Foster)

(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at # 1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
(featuring trumpeter Dan Theobald and vocalist Glen newton)

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940); a major hit recording for the Twin Cities' own Andrews Sisters
(featuring vocalists Diane Dolinar (alto), Karen Dunn (lead), and Kirk "Kirkina" Lindberg (counter-tenor) and the trumpet section)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Skylark by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael (1941), arr. by Jerry Nowak; Mercer said that he struggled for a year after he got the music from Carmichael before he could get the lyrics right.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

G. I. Jive by Johnny Mercer (1941), arr. by Mike Bratlie
(featuring the Rosetones with solos by guitarist Carl Berger and arranger-trombonist Mike Bratlie)


Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Stenberg, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; 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 singers Kirk Lindberg, Glen Newton, and Bob Nielsen, with a trombone solo by Rich Eyman)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Still Love You by Keith Miner (2000), arr. by Glen Newton; Keith composed this song to honor his parents on their wedding anniversary.
(featuring composer-vocalist Keith Miner, with solos by Carl Berger, guitar; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; from the musical "Babes In Arms."
(featuring the Rosetones and scat vocalist Keith Miner)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Look for the Silver Lining by Jerome Kern and Buddy DeSylva (1920), arr. by Jerry Nowak; from the musical "Sally," introduced by the rising Broadway star Marilyn Miller; this is the song's first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and pianist Ann Booth)

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1942)
(featuring the Rosetones, with vocal solos by Kirk Lindberg and Karen Dunn)

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.

Ain't Misbehavin' by Andy Razaf, Fats Waller, and Harry Brooks (1929), band arr. by Art Dedrick, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalist Kirk Lindberg, with vocalists Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, and Glen Newton, and a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)

Woodchopper's Ball by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser; Woody Herman's theme song
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, Bob Nielsen, and Dan Theobald, trumpets; Glen Newton, euphonium; Mike Bratlie, George Henly, and Rich Eyman, trombones; Keith Miner, bass trombone; Carl Berger, guitar; Bill Frank, alto sax; Glen Peterson and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Mike Wobig, 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), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Kari Coad, Dan Theobald, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone).
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg and Glen Newton), Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

Glen Newton filled in on bass trombone while Keith Miner sang "Still Love You."

After Rosie the Riveter, Keith led the audience in singing an impromptu chorus of "Happy Birthday" for band leader Glen Newton.

About 225 audience members braved temperatures in the 40's and a stiff breeze off the lake to enjoy the first half of the concert. As the temperature dropped, about 125 people, many wrapped in blankets to keep warm, stayed for the second half.

This concert is videotaped by producer John Rusterholz and other public access television volunteers for broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission.

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