Roseville Big Band Concert at St. Michael's, June 21, 2011, 7:35 - 8:55 p.m.
(originally planned for 7:30 at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre but moved due to weather)

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!

After You've Gone by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton (1918), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Summer Wind by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mayer (Heinz Meier) (1965), original German lyrics ("Der Sommerwind") by Hans Bradtke, arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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

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)

Introduction of the Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band to the audience

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)

Colin's Cattle Traditional Gaelic Melody
(The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Ran-Kan-Kan by Tito Puente (1957), arr. by Michael Philip Mossman
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, Bill Frank, alto sax; Dan Theobald and Mark Syman, trumpets; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; and Rich Eyman, trombone)

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

Cool by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim (1957), arr. by Mark Taylor; from West Side Story; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring a trumpet solo by Corky Whitlock)

(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at # 1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman, with a vocal solo by Glen Newton)

Pure Imagination by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (1970), arr. by Craig Skeffington; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring alto saxophonist Brett Kimble)

Introduction of the trombone 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)

A Season Departs composed and arranged by Jim Mahaffey (2004); based on the chord progression of "Autumn Leaves"
(featuring solos by Brett Kimble, alto sax; Glen Newton, alto trombone; Ira Adelman, tenor sax; and John Groethe, trombone )

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

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)

Hidden Dimple by Steve Wright, arr. by Steve Wright (1978)
(featuring solos by Carl Berger, guitar, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto, soprano, and clarinet), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor and clarinet), and Bill Pearson (baritone and clarinet); in addition to his solo on "Pure Imagination", Brett Kimble played lead alto sax on "A Season Departs" and "Hidden Dimple"
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, Corky Whitlock, and Bob Nielsen; Glen Newton played trumpet obbligatos on the bagpipe and band selections and "A Season Departs"
Trombones: John Groethe, 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), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
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, Chris Beskar, and Jim Dunn
  Snare Drummers: Mark Getty and Marguerite Krause
  Bass Drummer: Richard Cady

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.

About 25 people, in addition to the CTV crew and performers, attended the concert, and about 10 of them were not related to the performers.

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Friday, February 07, 2020.

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