Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, June 17, 2008, 7:30 - 8:45 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!

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; Greg Michnay, Greg Albing, and Rich Eyman, trombones; Keith Miner, scat vocal; Leigh Anderson, guitar; Bill Frank, alto sax; 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.

They Can't Take That Away from Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

You Decorated My Life by Rob Morrison and Debbie Hupp (1978), arr. by Earl (Buddy) Mattei; a chart-topping hit for Kenny Rogers
(featuring a piano solo by Ann Booth)

Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in C Minor) by Sholom Secunda and Sammy Cahn (1932), arr. by Glen Newton; the Andrews Sisters had their first major success with “Bei Mir” which held Billboard's No. 1 slot for five weeks. This achievement established the girls as successful recording artists and they became celebrities.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Denise Baber, and Glen Newton, with trombone solos by Greg Albing and Rich Eyman)

Groovin' Easy by Sammy Nestico (1961), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

(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)

Fever by John Davenport and Eddie Cooley (1956), arr. by Roger Holmes; a tribute to the late great Peggy Lee!
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a solo by trombonist Rich Eyman)

Vehicle by James M. Peterik (1970), arr. by Ralph Ford; originally performed by rock group The Ides of March, "Vehicle" reached the number two spot on the billboard charts in 1970; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring a trombone solo by Greg Albing)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; the Roseville Big Band theme song!
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Denise Baber, 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.

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Roseville Big Band's closing theme songs
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Ann Booth on piano, and Mike Wobig on electric bass)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Moon River by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer (1961), arr. by Joe Reisman, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring alto saxophonists Kay Foster and Bill Frank, along with vocalists Karen Dunn, Denise Baber, and Glen Newton)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Cole Porter (1938), arr. by Richard Maltby; from the musical "Leave It To Me", in honor of Father's Day, June 15

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with alto sax soloist Bill Frank)

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.
(featuring solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and pianist Ann Booth)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Quiet Night of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) by Antonio Carlos Jobim with English words by Gene Lees (1962), arr. by Paul Murtha
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Brown Wore Black composed and arranged by Glen Newton (2003); dedicated to the volunteers of CTV15, Community Television for the Northern Suburbs
(featuring solos by Rich Eyman, trombone; Leigh Anderson, guitar; Greg Albing, trombone; and Glen Newton, alto horn)

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: Greg Michnay, Greg Albing, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone).
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Leigh Anderson (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, Denise Baber, Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

This concert is broadcast live and videotaped by producer John Rusterholz and other public access television volunteers on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission. As part of presenting "Brown Wore Black" to the audience, Glen introduced the video crew: Barb Wills (camera 1), Lynn Redlinger (camera 2), Heather Minter (camera 5), Tom Woods (handheld camera 4), Joey Stepnick (handheld camera 3), CJ Luck (engineer), John Rusterholz (director/producer), Neil Blageo (graphics), Keith Flanagan (audio), and Ted Aspnes (tapes).

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