Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 30, 2013, 7:30 - 9:00 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!

Woodchopper's Ball by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser; Woody Herman's theme song
(featuring solos by Glen Newton and Bob Nielsen, trumpets; Keith Miner, trombone; Len Yaeger, tenor sax; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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 an E-flat soprano flute solo by Glen Newton, and trombonists Rich Eyman and George Henly trading fours)

American Patrol by Frank White (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)

Embraceable You by George and Ira Gershwin (1930), arr. by Dave Barduhn; the Gershwin brothers origianlly wrote the song in 1928 for an unpublished operatta named "East is West." It was eventually published in 1930 and included in the Broadway musical "Girl Crazy," where it was performed by Ginger Rogers in a song and dance routine choreographed by Fred Astaire.
(featuring alto saxophone soloist Kay Foster)

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 Mike Wobig, 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)

Bye Bye Blackbird by Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson (1926), arr. by Dave Rivello
(featuring trumpet soloist Dan Theobald)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song is one of several songs from the Harlem Renaissance featured in the Broadway musical "Ain't Misbehavin'" Fats Waller's 1935 recording helped make the song a bit hit across America.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with soprano sax soloist Kay Foster )

Four by Miles Davis or Eddie "Claenhead" Vinson (1954), arr. by Dave Barduhn; Miles Dewey Davis (1926-1991) was the son of dentist Miles Henry Davis, who is said to have picked the trumpet for his son to irk his wife; Davis was at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion; he was even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; the Miles Davis Quartet recorded Four in 1954.
(featuring the dueling trumpets of Mark Syman and Glen Newton)

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! "Irving King" is the pseudonym of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(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), Kay Foster (alto), Len Yaeger (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, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Derek Crosier (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Still Love You"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

The weather threatened rain, but after a few preliminary drops, the overcast skies didn't produce any more rain. However, the weather kept many potential audience members out of the park. About 45 attended in person. 25 people, who could have been anywhere in the world, watched the concert over streaming video; it was the first live streamed Roseville Big Band concert. We have no estimate for the number of people who watched the live concert on channel 15 or the number who will watch the replays on channel 15.

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