Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!
Easy to Love by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)
Darn That Dream by James Van Heusen and Eddie DeLange (1939), arr. by Matt Harris; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring tenor saxophone soloist Glen Peterson, with a guitar solo by Carl Berger)
I Can't Get Started by Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke (1935), transcribed anonymously from the Bunny Berigan recording; #9 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 all-time popular music standards list
(featuring trumpeter Keith Thompson and vocalist Keith Miner)
And the Angels Sing by Johnny Mercer and Ziggy Elman (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe; Ziggy Elman's big hit. which rocketed vocalist Martha Tilton to stardom, made even more famous by Harry James' performance of the song in the moion picture "The Benny Goodman Story"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and trumpeter Keith Thompson)
Afternoon in Paris by John Lewis (1948), arr. by Len Yaeger; first performance by the Roseville Big Band; listen for quotes from other famous songs with related titles!
(featuring a piano solo by Ann Booth and a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)
Y.M.C.A. by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis (1978), arr. by John Berry, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; Y.M.C.A. reached #2 on the U.S. charts in early 1979 and reached No.1 in the UK around the same time, becoming the Village People's biggest hit ever; the YMCA dance was first shown during the January 6, 1979, episode of American Bandstand; at Yankee Stadium, after the fifth inning, the grounds crew traditionally takes a break from grooming the infield to lead the crowd in the dance; at Chicago's Wrigley Field, the song will be played and the fans do the dance as the visiting team takes out their pitcher in the middle of an inning.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by tenor saxophonist Ira Adelman and trumpeter Mark Syman, with Bob Nielsen leading the dancing, and an audience full of singers and spellers)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
Wind Beneath My Wings by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar (1982), arr. by Jerry Nowak; sung by Bette Midler on the soundtrack of "Beaches"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
Ciribiribin by Alberto Pestalozza (1898), arr. by Harry James, trans. by Bob Lowden; Harry James' theme song
(featuring trumpet soloist Keith Thompson)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with Ira Adelman on tenor sax)
This selection is available as a vocal quartet on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
Second Hand Rose by Grant Clarke and James F. Hanley (1921), arr. by Glen Newton; sung by Fanny Brice in Ziegfield Follies of 1921
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience
It's Too Late (for Us to Start Again) by Glen Newton (2001), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Rich Eyman, trombone; Bill Frank, flute; Carl Berger, guitar; John Baumgartner, trombone; and Mark Syman, trumpet)
C Jam Blues by Duke Ellington (1923), arr. by Bill Holman; as written for and performed by Doc Severinson and the Tonight Show Band
(featuring trumpeter Keith Thompson, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience
Funky Cha-Cha by Arturo Sandoval (1997), arr. by Richard Eddy and Arturo Sandoval
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Dan Theobald, trumpet, Ira Adelman, tenor sax, George Henly, trombone, and Bob Nielsen, trumpet)
Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock (1962), arr. by Chris Sharp
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet with plunger; Keith Miner, bass trombone; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Carl Berger, guitar; John Baumgartner, trombone; Ira Adelman, tenor sax; Keith Thompson, trumpet; and Dave Tuenge, drum set)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto, soprano, and flute), Dan Desmonds (alto and soprano), Ira Adelman (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, Bob Nielsen, and Keith Thompson
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, John Baumgartner, 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
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.