Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 2011, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre

Directed by Glen Newton
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.

Rock Around the Clock by Jimmy DeKnight and Max Freedman (1952), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Swing Cats, with solos by Bill Pearson on baritone sax, Bob Nielsen on trumpet, and Glen Newton on euphonium)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard (1954), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of Frank Sinatra's classic hits!
(featuring vocalist Dan Perry, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

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."

(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

Butterfly by Steve Wright (1979), arr. by Steve Wright
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Dan Kuch, Ira Adelman, and Carl Berger)

Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel (1977), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Dan Perry, with an alto sax solo by Kay Foster)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Leap Frog by Joe Garland and Leo Corday (1941), arr. by Joe Garland
(featuring the Swing Cats, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a drum solo by Dave Tuenge)
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry; sung by Bing Crosby in the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Here Come the Waves."
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Ann Booth and a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

As Time Goes By by Herman Hupfeld (1931), arr. by Carl Strommen
(featuring trumpet soloist Daniel Kuch)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John and Bernie Taupin (1973), arr. by Mark Taylor; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Glen Newton, euphonium; and Dave Tuenge, drum set)

Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in F 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, Dan Perry, and Glen Newton, with trombone solos by George Henly and Rich Eyman)
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; trumpeters Dan Theobald, Dan Kuch and Glen Newton; and Dave Tuenge on drum set)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes: Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Bill Frank (alto), Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor and clarinet), and Bill Pearson (baritone and clarinet)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Dan Kuch , Neil Baumgartner III, Dan Theobald, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: Mike Bratlie, George Henly, Rich Eyman, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn and Glen Newton
Sound: Jarame Berneche

Swing Cats, directed by Cindy Gardner: Zach Berg, David Engelhard, Joel Gardner, Conrad Jackson, Stephanie King, Sadie Miller, Stan Ponkin, Stephanie Riley, and Sarah Snyder

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. This concert was broadcast live from the Frank Rog Amphitheatre on Channel 15 to 30,000 cable households in Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, St. Anthony and Shoreview.

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