Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 2012, 7:30 - 8:25 p.m.
at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre

Directed by Glen Newton Rather than asking people to turn off their cell phones during the concert, Glen encouraged them to turn their phones on and call their friends to come on down to the park.

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 Rhythm & Swing dancers, with solos by Bill Pearson on baritone sax, Bob Nielsen on trumpet, and Glen Newton on alto trombone)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Stephanie King and Ted Hefty acted their parts while Glen played an alto trombone solo.

Evergreen by Paul Williams and Barbra Streisand (1976), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the love theme from the 1976 Warner Brothers film, "A Star is Born"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

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's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak; originally titled "If You Believe in Me" and featured in the short-running play, "The Great Magoo"; later appeared in the 1933 film version of "Take a Chance" with its current title; still later it was the title song of the 1973 film "Paper Moon" starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neill.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Struttin' with Some Barbecue by Lillian Hardin Armstrong and Don Raye (1928), arr. by Mike Tomaro; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by trombonist Scott Swenson, and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson; with a Dixieland trio of Mark Lee, trumpet, Dan Desmonds, tenor sax, and Rich Eyman, trombone)

America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Glenn Miller; (short version); #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; watch the horn moves and the wandering trombonists!
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, Dan Theobald on trumpet, and Carl Berger on guitar)

This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.
Brittany Jacks, Jessica Wadsworth-Stone, and Sadie Miller started in center stage on "In the Mood."

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)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Stephanie King, Jason Daugs, Brittany Jacks, and Ted Hefty danced to "In the Mood."

Alegria Latina (Latin Delight), by Jerry Nowak (2006), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by George Henly, trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; Jeff Olsen, trumpet; Rich Eyman, trombone; and Carl Berger, guitar)

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; a song introduced by Russ Morgan's big band as part of "Music in the Morgan Manner"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Ann Booth)

Love is a Many-Splendored Thing by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster (1955), arr. by Jim Baker; from the 20th Century-Fox CinemaScope Production "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing"

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Jeff Olsen, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Scott Swenson, George Henly, and Keith Miner (bass trombone)
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

Rhythm & Swing, directed by Cindy Gardner: Brittany Jacks, Jessica Wadsworth-Stone, Nicole Piechowski, Sadie Miller, Stephanie King, Charlie Lambert, Damien Dykes, Devin Orchard, Jason Daugs, and Ted Hefty

Due to the heat index consistently above 100 degrees in the afternoon and evening, the CTV15 broadcast of this concert was cancelled. The live audience was also smaller than usual, numbering around 200.

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