Roseville Big Band Concert in St. Anthony Community Center, July 18, 2013, 7:00 - 8:10 p.m.

The Salo Park band shell is southwest of the corner of 39th Avenue and Harding Street in St. Anthony, three blocks west of Silver Lake Road on 39th. (Note that MapQuest, Google Maps, and Bing Maps do not show the location accurately.) The concert was originally planned for Salo Park but was moved to the St. Anthony Community Center, 3301 Silver Lake Road NE, St. Anthony, MN 55418, because of excessive heat.

Directed by Glen Newton

Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); the Roseville Big Band 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.

Cute by Neal Hefti (1958), arr. by Neal Hefti
(featuring Dave Tuenge on drums, with a vibraphone solo by Glen Newton)

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)

American Patrol by F. W. Meacham (1885), arr. by Jerry Gray; originally composed for piano, it was arranged for wind band and published by Carl Fischer in 1891; Jerry Gray arranged it for the Glenn Miller orchestra in 1941.
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Mark Lee)

Introduction of the sax section to the audience

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
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring solos by Mark Syman on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

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 Rich Eyman, trombone; and Steve Goranson, electric bass)

I Get a Kick Out of You by Cole Porter (1934) arr. by Dave Wolpe; composed for the 1934 show "Anything Goes"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Kansas City by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (1952), arr. by Bob Lowden; first recorded by Little Willie Littlefield in 1952, under the title, "KC Lovin' "; the best known version of "Kansas City," recorded in 1959 by Wilbert Harrison, hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and also restored the song's proper title. In 2005, Kansas City, Missouri, adopted "Kansas City" as its official song.
(featuring solos by Mark Syman, trumpet; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; Keith Miner, trombone; Corky Whitlock, flugelhorn; and Dave Tuenge, drums)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with scat vocal solos by Keith Miner)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Cha Cha Cha for Judy, by Marshall Brown (1959), arr. by Marshall Brown
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)
This selection is on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

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; In 1893, at the age of thirty-three, Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, had taken a train trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to teach a short summer school session at Colorado College. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her, and they found their way into her poem, including the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the "White City" with its promise of the future contained within its alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of America's heartland Kansas, through which her train was riding on July 16; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Zebulon's Pikes Peak. She originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled America for publication. it was retitled "America the Beautiful" when published in 1910 with Ward's music.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the Roseville Big Band closing theme song!
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Ann Booth on piano, and Steve Goranson on electric bass)

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): Corky Whitlock, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Dave Anderson
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Jenn Werner (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Still Love You"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Steve Goranson (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

The concert was videorecorded by volunteers from CTV15 for broadcast on Channel 15 in St. Anthony and the other nine cities served by the North Suburban Access Commission. John Rusterholz produced the video of the concert.

About 125 people attended the concert, which was sponsored by Crossroads Fitness Center in St. Anthony.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014.


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