Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 2008, 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!

Joshua traditional, arr. by Mike Bratlie (2007); this traditional song celebrates Joshua's triumph at Jericho, a heavily fortified city just five miles west of the Jordan River; Mike has also created a similar arrangement for the Minneapolis Trombone Choir.
(featuring solos by George Henly, trombone, and Carl Berger, guitar)

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; a song introduced by Russ Morgan's big band as part of "Music in the Morgan Manner"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Ann Booth)

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.

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Come Fly with Me by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn (1957), arr. by Jason Lingle; this is the Roseville Big Band's first performance of this arrangement at a concert in the park
(featuring vocalist Curtis Shaffer, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most by Fran Landesman and Tommy Wolf (1955), arr. by Kris Berg
(featuring solos by trombonist Mike Bratlie and trumpeter Pat Gefre)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Evergreen by Paul Williams and Barbra Streisand (1976), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the love theme from the 1976 Warner Brothers film, "A Star is Born"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

It's Not Unusual by Gordon Mills and Les Reed (1964), arr. by Glen Newton; this song got Welsh singer Tom Jones' recording career off to a fine start when it became the #1 song in the U.K. in March, 1965; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring vocalist Curtis Shaffer)

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

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 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.

Ain't Misbehavin' by Andy Razaf, Fats Waller, and Harry Brooks (1929), band arr. by Art Dedrick, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalist Curtis Shaffer, with vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

How Insensitive (Insensatez) by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius De Moraes with English words by Norman Gimbel (1963), arr. by Les Brown; as recorded by Les Brown and his Band of Renown; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)

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 Carl Berger on guitar)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Curtis Shaffer, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Kari Coad, Pat Gefre, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played bass trombone on "America the Beautiful" while Keith sang
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drum set), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, Curtis Shaffer, and Keith Miner

Swing Cats, directed by Cindy Gardner: Chad Allen, Chris Cocchiarella, Frances Emberly, David Engelhard, Kate Friedrichs, Katie Ginkel, Anne Gold, Ron Gold, Steve Isvik, Stephanie Kellogg, Sarah Newhouse, Stan Ponkin

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.

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