Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!
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 Mark Lee, trumpet, Keith Miner, bass trombone (playing from out in the audience), Bill Frank, alto sax, Carl Berger, guitar, and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax)
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and
Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry; Mercer claimed that his inspiration
for the title came from a sermon by controversial preacher Father Divine whose
subject was "you got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative."
Bing Crosby sang it in the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Here Come
the Waves," and his December, 1944, recording of the song with the Andrews
Sisters on the Decca label was one of his most popular recordings.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Ann Booth and a trumpet solo by Pat Gefre)
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 trombone solos by George Henly and Rich Eyman)
Monster Mash by
Bobby "Boris" Pickett and Leonard Capizzi (1962), arr. by Glen Newton; today
is the 10th anniversary of Glen's arrangement.
(featuring Glen Newton as the Mad Scientist/rapper; Keith Miner as Igor the assistant; backup vocalists Karen Dunn and Jeff Olsen; and Bill Pearson on the baritone sax)
Ol' MacDonald by Lew Spence and Alan and
Marilyn Bergman (1960), arr. by Mike Bratlie;
Frank Sinatra recorded this version of the traditional song September 1, 1960;
world premiere performance of this arrangement!
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with Keith scat singing trading fours with Glen Newton on the bass trombone)
Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience
There Will Never Be Another You by Harry
Warren and Mack Gordon (1943), arr. by Mike Bratlie; world premiere performance
of this arrangement!
(featuring solos by Jeff Olsen, trumpet, and Carl Berger, guitar)
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)
Introduction of the sax section to the audience
Won't You Be My Neighbor (It's a Beautiful Day in
This Neighborhood) by Fred Rogers (1967), arr. by
Mike Tomaro; from the television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; first performance
by the Roseville Big Band! Fred McFeely Rogers (1928-2003) was the host of the
television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, in production from 1968 to 2001;
with 998 episodes, it was the longest-running show on PBS. Rogers, who wrote
200 songs, composed all the music for his series.
(featuring solos by Mike Bratlie and Rich Eyman, trombones, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)
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 a flugelhorn solo by Glen Newton)
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.
(featuring solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and pianist Ann Booth)
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 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
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by David Tuenge, drum set, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)
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.
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes: Kay Foster (alto), Bill
Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor),
Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Pat Gefre, Jeff Olsen, and Bob Nielsen ; Glen Newton played a flugelhorn solo on "When I Fall in Love" and played alto horn on "Brazil"
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton also played bass trombone while Keith sang "Ol' MacDonald"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drum set and timbales), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Glen Newton, Karen Dunn, Keith Miner, and Jeff Olsen
This concert is sponsored by Edina Park Plaza, the senior high-rise connected to the park.
Over 300 people saw the live concert. The tiered seating at the park was full, and others set up folding chairs on the walkway above or watched from their balconies.
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.