Roseville Big Band Concert in Como Park, May 24, 2011, 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!

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.

After You've Gone by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton (1918), arr. by Mark Taylor; this is the Roseville Big Band's first performance of this song at a concert in the park.
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, arr. by Myles Collins; this is the Roseville Big Band's first performance of this song at a concert in the park.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and vocalist-trumpeter Glen Newton)

Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell (1932), arr. by Matt Harris; Ronell was one of the first successful Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley female composers or librettists. She cowrote Walt Disney's first hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" for the 1933 cartoon Three Little Pigs.
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956; this is the Roseville Big Band's first performance of this arrangement at a concert in the park.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

The Marines Hymn and The Army Goes Rolling Along The "Marines' Hymn" is the official hymn of the United States Marine Corps. The music is from the Gendarmes' Duet from the opera Geneviève de Brabant by Jacques Offenbach, which debuted in Paris in 1859. The identity of author of the original lyrics, probably written before 1900, is unknown. The lyrics were modified over the years and reached their current form in 1942. "The Army Goes Rolling Along" was originally written by field artillery First Lieutenant [later Brigadier General] Edmund L. Gruber, while stationed in the Philippines in 1908 as the "Caisson Song."  In 1917, John Philip Sousa turned the song into a march and renamed it "The Field Artillery Song." With updated lyrics, it was adopted in 1956 as the official song of the Army and given its current title.  
(The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band)

Medley: Jimmy Findlater by Gordon Speirs (1973) and The Children, arr. by Lee Harinen; during the 1970s, Jimmy Findlater was head of the London and South East Branch of the Scottish Pipe Band Association. Jimmy would get out of step with the band, then look over his shoulder and see he was off and do a 'change-step' to get back into step with the band. A repeating descending phrase in the tune that bears his name represents Jimmy's shuffling his feet while somewhat unsuccessfully trying to keep his balance down a hill, march in step, and carry the band's trophies all at the same time.
(featuring the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band)

Highland Cathedral by Michael Korg and Uli Roever (1982); one of the most popular melodies for bagpipes and band; written as a pipe tune for a Highland games in Germany.
(featuring solo piper Lynn Ista and the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band)

Amazing Grace lyrics by John Newton (c. 1772), traditional tune "New Britain" (c. 1829), arr. by F. W. Fairbairn; the association of this tune with bagpipes is relatively modern; although the lyrics first appeared in print in Newton's Olney Hymns (1779), it was little known outside church congregations or folk festivals until Arthur Penn's film Alice's Restaurant (1969), in which Lee Hays of The Weavers leads worshipers in singing "Amazing Grace."
(featuring solo piper Lynn Ista and the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band)


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. (156)
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax; Kay Foster on alto sax; trumpeters Mark Syman, Dan Theobald and Glen Newton; and Dave Tuenge on drum set)

Medley of Vera Lynn Songs (featuring vocalist Karen Dunn); Vera Lynn (born Vera Margaret Welch in 1917) was one of Britain's most popular entertainers during World War II; in 2009, at age 92, she became the oldest living artist to make it to No. 1 on the British album chart, with "We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn." This is the Roseville Big Band's first performance of these songs at a concert in the park.

(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover by Walter Kent and Nat Burton (1941); this song was written at a time when British and German aircraft had been fighting over the cliffs of Dover in the Battle of Britain; Vera Lynn's 1942 recording of the song is one of her best-known recordings.
I'll Be Seeing You
by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal (1938); Bing Crosby's recording of the song topped Billboard's hit singles chart for three weeks in July, 1944.
We'll Meet Again
by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles (1939); Vera Lynn was featured in a 1942 film of the same name.

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.

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a guitar solo by Carl Berger and a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Old Devil Moon by E. Y. Harburg and Burton Lane (1946), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this is the Roseville Big Band's first performance of this song at a concert in the park.
(featuring a trumpet solo by Mark Syman)

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; first recorded by Belle Baker ("The Ragtime Singer," who also introduced Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" in "Betsy"), "All of Me" has become one of the most recorded songs of its era, with notable versions by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a guitar solo by Carl Berger, and trombonists Rich Eyman and George Henly trading fours)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

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 clarinet), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Dan Desmonds (tenor and clarinet), and Bill Pearson (baritone and clarinet)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Lee, Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Greg Michnay, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Willow Weep for Me"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), and Dave Tuenge (drums)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner

The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band performers for this concert:
  Pipers: Lynn Ista (Pipe Major and soloist), David MacKinnon (Pipe Sergeant), Paul Anderson, and Chris Beskar
  Snare Drummers: Mark Getty and Marguerite Krause
  Bass Drummer: Richard Cady

Producer John Rusterholz and other public access television volunteers videotaped this concert for broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission.

It was a cold night, and about 60 people were in the audience before intermission; about 50 remained after intermission.

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