Roseville Big Band Concert in Como Park, May 26, 2009, 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!

Chattanooga Choo Choo by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1941), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Teach Me Tonight by Sammy Cahn and Gene DePaul (1953), arr. by Sammy Nestico; first performance at a park concert by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

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)

The Nearness of You by Ned Washington and Hoagy Carmichael (1937), arr. by Dave Hanson
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)

In a Mellow Tone by Duke Ellington (1940), arr. by Mark Taylor; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by Bob Nielsen, trumpet, and Rich Eyman, trombone)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Second Time Around by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen (1960), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(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
(featuring vocalist Glen Newton)

**INTERMISSION**

Route 66 by Bobby Troupe (1946), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Glen Newton on soprano trombone, Ann Booth on piano, Bill Frank on alto sax, George Henly on trombone, Dan Desmonds on tenor sax, Leigh Anderson on guitar, and Rich Raaen on trombone)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

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 trombone section to the audience

They Didn't Believe Me by Jerome Kern and Herbert Reynolds (1914), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was added to the British musical hit, "The Girl from Utah," when it came to New York; extra high-quality music was needed for the first half since New York audiences typically arrived for the first curtain and left at intermission if the first act wasn't up to snuff, the opposite of British audiences, who often didn't show up until intermission! "They Didn't Believe Me" was more popular than anything in the original score and made Jerome Kern the hottest new composer on Broadway; first performance at a park concert by the Roseville Big Band!

Easy to Love by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico; first performance at a park concert by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Cha Cha Cha for Judy, by Marshall Brown (1959), arr. by Marshall Brown
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)
This selection is on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Blue Skies by Irving Berlin (1927), arr. by Paul Jennings
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by pianist Ann Booth and scat vocalist Keith Miner)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Glenn Miller; #1 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 solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, Dan Theobald on trumpet, Glen Newton on vibraphone, and Leigh Anderson on guitar)
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: Rich Raaen, George Henly, 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, and Keith Miner, and Bob Nielsen

Glen Newton filled in on bass trombone while Keith Miner sang "The Nearness of You."

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.