Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, June 18, 2013, 7:30 - 8:40 p.m.

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 composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, 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.

Gravy Waltz by Steve Allen and Ray Brown (1962), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Georgia On My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), arr. by Dave Barduhn; Gorrell wrote the lyrics for Hoagy's sister, Georgia Carmichael, but since the ambiguity of the lyrics made it apply equally well to a woman or a state, it became the official song of the State of Georgia in 1979.
(featuring alto sax soloist Kay Foster)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing by Duke Ellington (1932), arr. by Mike Carubia
(featuring the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)

Cabaret by Fred Ebb and John Kander (1966), arr. by Dave Wolpe; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a concert in the park!; one of the enduring hit songs from the 1966 Broadway musical of the same name, "Cabaret" stands in contrast to the dark plot, set in Berlin during the rise of the Nazi regime.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax and Ann Booth on piano)

On the Sunny Side of the Street by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930), arr. by Mike Carubia; #10 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; introduced in the Broadway musical "Lew Leslie's International Review"
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

And I Just Swung In composed and arranged by Les Aldrich (1996); first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring a trombone solo by Rich Eyman and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

The Glory of Love by Billy Hill (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; Benny Goodman's 1936 recording of the song became a number one pop hit; the song was used as the theme for the 1967 film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with Kay Foster on alto sax)

Groovin' Easy by Sammy Nestico (1961), arr. by Sammy Nestico; born in 1924, Sammy Nestico is one of the Roseville Big Band's favorite composers and arrangers. He played trombone for Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, and Charlie Barnet but is best known for the arrangements he created for Count Basie's band.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Dan Desmonds)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1942); Stept's melody, an updated verson of the English folk song "Long, Long Ago", was originally titled "Anywhere the Bluebird Goes. Brown and Tobias added lyrics for the song's Broadway debut in the 1939 musical "Yokel Boy". After the united States entered World War II in December 1941, they modified the lyrics to the current form, with the chorus ending with "... 'till I come marching home." The Glenn Miller Orchestra's 1942 recording of the song spent 13 weeks on the Billboard charts. This version and the Andrews Sisters' version, performed with the Harry James Orchestra in the film "Private Buckaroo", and yet another version by Kay Kyser all were on the hit parade at the same time.
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with vocal solos by Kirk Lindberg and Karen Dunn)

All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II (1939), arr. by Mark Taylor; introduced in the 1939 musical "Very Warm for May".
(featuring trumpet soloist Mark Syman and euphonium soloist Glen Newton)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with a trombone solo by George Henly)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Kiss of Fire by Lester Allen and Robert Hill (1952), arr. by Glenn Osser
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and pianist Ann Booth)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

St. Louis Blues March by W. C. Handy (1914), arr. by Jerry Gray; this is the version of St. Louis Blues feaured in the motion picture "The Glenn Miller Story" and as played by the U.S. Army Air Force Band, of which Miller was the commander.
(featuring drummer Dave Tuenge, tenor sax soloist Glen Peterson, and alto sax soloist Kay Foster)

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, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Greg Michnay, George Henly, and Jenn Werner (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton)

This concert was 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.

The weather was ideal for a concert, and about 100 were in the audience - the largest audience of any of the Central Park concerts this year.

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