Roseville Big Band Concert at Woodbury Central Park Amphitheatre, April 10, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN, 55125 Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Directed by Glen Newton

Songs were chosen from the following list of favorites; the ones in gray were skipped due to lack of time:

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 Dave Tuenge and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

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 and Dan Theobald; and Dave Tuenge on drum set)

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

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 vocalists Glen Newton and Keith Miner, with a trumpet solo by Mark Syman, and trombonist Rich Eyman trading fours with tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington; Glenn Miller's recording of this song ranked #7 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 poll of leading disk jockies in the United States to determine the all-time popular music record standards
(with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, Mark Syman, trumpet, and Ann Booth, piano)

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)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

Rock Around the Clock by Jimmy DeKnight and Max Freedman (1952), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring solos by Bill Pearson on baritone sax and Bob Nielsen on trumpet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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 Glen Newton, with soprano sax soloist Kay Foster )

After You've Gone by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton (1918), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring a flugelhorn solo by Dan Theobald)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

Route 66 by Bobby Troupe (1946), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Ann Booth on piano, Keith Miner on trombone, Tom Huelsmann on bass trombone, Bill Frank on alto sax, and Mike Wobig on electric bass; with artistic finger-snapping by the audience)

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 Dan Theobald on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax)

Something's Gotta Give by Johnny Mercer (1954), arr. by Al Yankee; this song was written for and first performed by Fred Astaire in the 1955 musical film Daddy Long Legs. However, the biggest-selling version was recorded by the McGuire Sisters, reaching #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1955.
(featuring solos by pianist Ann Booth and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Bob Russell and Duke Ellington (1942), arr. by Roger Pemberton; the tune was originally called "Never No Lament" and was first recorded by Ellington in 1940 as a big-band instrumental. Russell's lyrics and the new title were added in 1942.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner singing and scatting)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

Alegria Latina (Latin Delight), by Jerry Nowak (2006), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Glen Newton, vibes, or Bob Nielsen and Mark Lee, trumpets; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; Ann Booth, piano; George Henly, trombone; and Jason Swalley, guitar)

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry; sung by Bing Crosby in the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Here Come the Waves."
(featuring vocalist Glen Newton, with a piano solo by Ann Booth and a trumpet solo by Mark Syman)

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Mike Wobig, electric bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

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 and soprano), 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), Jason Swalley (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), Dave Tuenge (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: Glen Newton and Keith Miner

The audience included about 45 people of all ages.

The songs grayed out above were added to the list as alternates to play in case Glen Newton was unable to be there due to illness.

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