Roseville Big Band Concert in Eagan's Central Park, August 20, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

Songs crossed out like this were skipped due to lack of time.

Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; the Roseville Big Band theme song!
(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.

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, Carl Berger, guitar, Greg Albing, trombone, and Keith Miner, bass trombone)

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 soprano sax soloist Kay Foster)

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; George Henly, Mike Bratlie, and Greg Albing, trombones; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Keith Miner, scat vocal; 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.

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 Dan Theobald on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

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)

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)

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)

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

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 euphonium)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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 George Henly, trombone; Carl Berger, guitar; Greg Albing, trombone; and Glen Newton, trumpet)


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)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Pickles by Steve Wright (1980), arr. by Steve Wright; originally recorded by the Steve Wright Big Band on the CD "Take Two" in 1981.
(featuring solos by Bill Frank, flute, Pat Gefre, trumpet, Carl Berger, guitar, and Mike Wobig, electric bass)

**Announcement of the winners of the salsa cooking contest**

Y.M.C.A. by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis (1978), arr. by John Berry, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; Y.M.C.A. reached #2 on the U.S. charts in early 1979 and reached No.1 in the UK around the same time, becoming the Village People's biggest hit ever; the YMCA dance was first shown during the January 6, 1979, episode of American Bandstand; at Yankee Stadium, after the fifth inning, the grounds crew traditionally takes a break from grooming the infield to lead the crowd in the dance; at Chicago's Wrigley Field, the song will be played and the fans do the dance as the visiting team takes out their pitcher in the middle of an inning.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by baritone saxophonist Bill Pearson and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, with recreation director Bob Nielsen leading the dancing)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Kansas City by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (1952), arr. by Bob Lowden; first recorded by Little Willie Littlefield in 1952, under the title, "KC Lovin' "; the best known version of "Kansas City," recorded in 1959 by Wilbert Harrison, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also restored the song's proper title. In 2005, Kansas City, Missouri, adopted "Kansas City" as its official song.
(featuring solos by Carl Berger, guitar, George Henly, trombone, Dan Theobald, trumpet, Mike Bratlie, trombone, and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax)

It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills (1931), arr. by Mike Carubia; with a title based on the credo of Ellington trumpeter Bubber Miley, and probably the first song to use "swing" in the title, it introduced "swing" into everyday usage; written by Ellington during intermissions at Chicago's Lincoln Tavern; first recorded by Ellington in 1932 with Ivie Anderson as vocalist; often performed by Ellington with trumpeter Ray Nance as vocalist.
(featuring the Swing Cats dancers, with vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton and a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

When I Fall in Love by Edward Heyman and Victor Young (1952), arr. by Jerry Nowak; introduced in the film "One Minute to Zero"; the original hit version was recorded by Doris Day on June 5, 1952, and released on Columbia Records.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto flute solo by Glen Newton)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe; "Aquarela do Brasil" ("Watercolor of Brazil"), known in English-speaking countries simply as "Brazil", is one of the most popular Brazilian songs of all time, written by Ary Barroso on a rainy night in 1939; first recorded by Brazilian singer Aracy Cortes later that year, it marked the creation of a new genre, the samba-exaltação (Exaltation Samba).
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by David Tuenge, timbales, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

The BECT video crossfaded from one view of Glen playing alto flute to another.

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 and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by George Henly and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

**Additional announcements**

The Swing Cats danced to "In the Mood."
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, Pat Gefre on trumpet, and Carl Berger on guitar)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

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)

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)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Dan Theobald, Pat Gefre, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Greg Albing, Keith Miner (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drum set), and Glen Newton (vibraphone, alto flute, trumpet, euphonium)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

Swing Cats, directed by Cindy Gardner: Chris Cocchiarella, Frances Emberley, David Engelhard, Anne Gold, Steve Isvik, Eve Johnson, Stephanie Kellogg, and Stan Ponkin

Jazz Etc. performed before the Roseville Big Band and included several band members. The front line included (left to right) Karen Dunn, Pat Gefre, Glen Peterson, and Mike Bratlie.

This concert is videotaped by Burnsville-Eagan Community Television for broadcast on Channel 15, under the direction of Patrick Willson. About 1600 people attended the marketfest and heard the concert.

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