Roseville Big Band Concert at RosePointe Senior Living Community, March 16, 2010, 7:30-8:40 p.m.
2555 Hamline Ave. N., on Hamline between Co Rd B2 and Co Rd C in Roseville. Wear summer shirts.

Directed by Glen Newton

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; this is the version you might have heard Doc Severinson play on the Tonight Show.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, and trumpeters Keith Thompson and Dan Theobald)

Skylark by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael (1941), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Dance to the Big Band Swing by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; a Roseville Big Band original and its opening 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.

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

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)

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with instrumental solos by Carl Berger, guitar, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Rich Eyman, trombone)

That's All by Bob Haymes and Alan Brandt (1953), arr. by Rob Berry; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring vocalist Glen Newton, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Jule Styne (1945), arr. by John Berry
(featuring solos by Bill Pearson, baritone sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Mike Wobig, electric bass, and Keith Miner, bass trombone)

Moonlight in Vermont by Karl Suessdorf and John Blackburn (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a flugelhorn solo by Dan Theobald)

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 trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

My Buddy by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson (1922), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring solos by trombonists Greg Michnay, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Rich Eyman)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak; "Longer" became a #2 pop hit and a wedding standard in winter, 1980.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, and Johnny Mercer (1958), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Duke Ellington classics, played often by Count Basie's band.
(featuring solos by Ann Booth, piano; Keith Thompson, flugelhorn; and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; with vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

Latin Fantasy "Besame Mucho" by Consuelo Velazquez (1941) and "El Cumbanchero" by Rafael Hernandez (1943), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and drummer Dave Tuenge, and Glen Newton leading the audience in singing)

This ended the concert, but since the audience asked for an encore, we played one more song.

Seems Like Old Times by Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb (1946), arr. by Frank Mantooth; originally recorded by Guy Lombardo's orchestra in 1945 and released by Decca Records, it was also the theme song for Arthur Godfrey's radio programs.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

We skipped the following song because we ran out of time.

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), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Keith Thompson , Dan Theobald, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Greg Michnay, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), Glen Newton, vibraphone
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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