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 by Glen Newton (1999), arr. by Glen Newton; a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927).
Fascinating Rhythm by George and Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico; performed by Fred and Adele Astaire and Cliff Edwards in the 1924 musical, "Lady Be Good!"
The More I See You by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1945), arr. by Dave Wolpe
Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak
My Little Girl by Keith Miner (1997), arr. by Keith Miner and Glen Newton
Route 66 by Bobby Troupe (1946), arr. by Bob Lowden
Let's Fall in Love by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen (1933), arr. by Rusty Dedrick
Circle Blues by Len Yaeger (1998), arr. by Len Yaeger
I Thought About You by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Mercer (1939), arr. by Vern Sielert; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
Bye Bye Blackbird by Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson (1926), arr. by Dave Rivello
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.
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:
Saxes (left to right): Grace Johnson (tenor), Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Bill Pearson (baritone); Glen Newton played E-flat flute on "Route 66"
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 on "I Thought About You", "My Little Girl", and "All of Me".
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), and Dave Tuenge (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton and Keith Miner
Producer John Rusterholz and other public access television volunteers videorecorded this concert for broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission. It was also broadcast live on Channel 15 - the band's first live broadcast from Como Park.
Abnout 75 people watched the live performance in the bandshell, and some danced while the band played. The weather, which had been comfrotably warm during the day, dropped in the evening to the point where some audience members who hadn't brougth warm coats left early. The wind on stage was powerful, blowing musci and creating some wind noise in one of the overhead microphones used by the public television volunteers.