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Roseville Big Band Concert in Como Park, May 29, 2012, 7:05 - 8:20 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.

The view from the trombone section

I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles by Jaan Kenbrovin and John William Kellette (1919), arr. by Dave Barduhn; "Jaan Kenbrovin" is actually a collective pseudonym for lyric writers James Kendis, James Brockman, and Nat Vincent. The song was introduced by Helen Carrington in the Broadway musical "The Passing Show of 1918."
(featuring a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a bass trombone solo by Keith Miner)

You've Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman (1995), arr. by Mark Taylor; originally written as the theme song for the 1995 Disney·Pixar animated film Toy Story, it has since become the theme song for its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010). The song was nominated for both the 1996 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the 1995 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Mike Wobig, electric bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

(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 by Glen Newton)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

'Round Midnight by Thelonius Monk (1944), arr. by Mike Bratlie
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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 trumpet solo by Glen Newton, and trombonists Rich Eyman and George Henly trading fours)

Still Love You by Keith Miner (2000), arr. by Glen Newton; Keith composed this song to honor his parents on their wedding anniversary.
(featuring composer-vocalist Keith Miner, with solos by Carl Berger, guitar; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

They Can't Take That Away from Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film "Shall We Dance?"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Armed Forces Medley arr. by Mike Bratlie; the Roseville Big Band's version of the official songs of the Coast Guard (Semper Paratus), Army (The Army Goes Rolling Along), Navy (Anchors Aweigh), Air Force (The U. S. Air Force), and Marines (The Marines’ Hymn), to honor all U. S. military personnel, past and present

I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Mark Taylor; introduced by Virginia Bruce in the MGM musical "Born to Dance" and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song for that year
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

El Sol Tambien se Pone by Ludar Felsenstein (1991), arr. by Roger Holmes; from the 1991 comedy film "Soapdish," the backstage story of the cast and crew of a fictional popular television soap opera, "The Sun Also Sets"
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Glen Newton, alto horn; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; Keith Miner, bass trombone; and Bill Frank, flute)

When You Wish Upon a Star by Ned Washington and Leigh Harline (1940), arr. by Jerry Nowak; from Walt Disney's "Pinocchio"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

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 Keith Miner, Karen Dunn, and Glen Newton)

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 (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Mike Bratlie, George Henly, and Keith Miner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played bass trombone while Keith sang "Still Love You "
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibes), Ann Booth (piano), Carl Berger (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), and Dave Tuenge (drums)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner

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. The crew for this concert included Barb Wills, Lynn Redlinger, Joey Stepnick, Tom Woods, Ethan Allen, Keith Flanagan, Jarame Berneche, and Johnny Sommer.

About 80 people were in the audience on this cold May day.