Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 28, 2009, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

(There'll be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover by Nat Burton and Walter Kent (1946), arr. by Jack Mason; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park!
(featuring a muted trombone solo by George Henly)

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)

At Last by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon (1942); first performance of this arrangement at a Roseville Big Band concert!
(featuring vocalist Amaka Nwaokolo, accompanied by Carl Berger, guitar; Glen Newton, vibes; Mike Wobig, bass; and Dave Tuenge, drums)

Bedtime Look by Keith Miner (1998), arr. by Glen Newton - the 10th anniversary of the premiere performance by the Roseville Big Band (July 27, 1999).
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with backup vocalists Karen Dunn, Carly Grandner, and Laura Woodley)

Django by John Lewis (1954), arr. by Bill Frank; a tribute to guitar legend Django Reinhardt; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by Carl Berger on guitar, Ann Booth on piano, Glen Peterson on tenor saxophone, Glen Newton on alto trombone, and Corky Whitlock on trumpet)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940), vocal arr. by Glen Newton; a major hit recording for the Twin Cities' own Andrews Sisters
(featuring vocalists Laura Woodley (alto), Carly Grandner (lead), and Val Krych (soprano) and the trumpet section)

Two for the Road by Henry Mancini (1967), arr. by Joe Riesman; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park!
(featuring trombonist Mike Bratlie)

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 Val Krych and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Summertime by George Gershwin, Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward and Ira Gershwin (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the opera "Porgy and Bess"
(featuring vocalist Laura Woodley and trumpeter Mark Lee)

I Swing, You Swing by Greg Albing (2008); a jazz treament of the summertime favorite "Ice Cream"; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by trumpeter Glen Newton, tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, and drummer Dave Tuenge)

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, Laura Woodley, and Glen Newton, with trombone solos by Rich Eyman and George Henly)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

I Love You by Cole Porter (1943), arr. by Chris Sharp; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by trumpeter Dan Theobald and alto saxophonist Bill Frank)

Beer Barrel Polka by Jaromir Vejvoda, Wladimir A. Timm, and Vasek Zeman (1934, "Skoda Lasky"), English text by Lew Brown (1939), arr. by Vic Schoen, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; sing along with us!
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Keith Miner, Laura Woodley, and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Kiss of Fire by Lester Allen and Robert Hill (1952), arr. by Glenn Osser
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and pianist Ann Booth)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Side by Side by Harry Woods (1927), arr. by Cristi Cary Miller (original piano/vocal) and Glen Newton (big band); first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalists Laura Woodley, Val Krych, Carly Grandner, and Amako Nwaokolo )

Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song; this is nearly the 10th anniversary of the song, whose premiere performance was given November 13, 1999, at the Roseville Area High School 3rd Annual Dance of the Decades.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Laura Woodley, Val Krych, Carly Grandner, Amako Nwaokolo, 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, soprano, and clarinet), Bill Frank (alto and clarinet), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor and clarinet), and Bill Pearson (baritone and clarinet)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Dan Theobald, Corky Whitlock, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner; Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Bedtime Look"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Laura Woodley, Val Krych, Carly Grandner, Amaka Nwaokolo, and Glen Newton

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