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 vocalist Glen Newton, with solos by drummer Ed Finley and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland by Dick Smith and Felix Bernard (1934), arr. by Dave Barduhn; lyricist Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale's Central Park covered in snow. The original 1934
(featuring solos by Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone, and Bill Frank, flute)
Darn That Dream by James Van Heusen and Eddie DeLange (1939), arr. by Matt Harris; introduced in the Broadway musical "Swingin' The Dream"; first vocal performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by Glen Newton)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.
Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry
(featuring vocalist Glen Newton, with a piano solo by Ann Booth and a trumpet solo by Mark Syman)
Dancing in the Dark by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz (1931), arr. by Eddie's Arranging Service; this song was introduced in the 1931 Broadway revue, The Band Wagon. Billboard Magazine's 1955 poll of leading disk jockies in the United States to determine the all-time popular music record standards placed Artie Shaw's recording of this song at #18; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1948), arr. by John LaBarbera, as played by the Glenn Miller orchestra
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell (1932), arr. by Matt Harris; Ronell was one of the first successful Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley female composers or librettists. She cowrote Walt Disney's first hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" for the 1933 cartoon Three Little Pigs.
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn (1945), arr. by John Berry; according to popular legend, it was written in Hollywood, California during one of the hottest days on record.
(featuring solos by Bill Pearson, baritone sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Mike Wobig, electric bass, and Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.
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; Rich Eyman, trombone; Jason Swalley, guitar; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Mike Wobig, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; this is the version you might have heard Doc Severinson play on the Tonight Show.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax; Kay Foster on alto sax; trumpeters Mark Syman, Dan Theobald and Glen Newton; and Ed Finley on drum set)
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), 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, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith Miner sang.
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Mike Wobig (bass), Ed Finley (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Glen Newton and Keith Miner