Roseville Big Band Concert at Salo Park, June 26, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 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. In case of bad weather, we were prepared to move the concert to Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Rd NE, St. Anthony, MN 55418

Directed by Glen Newton

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 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.

My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Cole Porter (1938), arr. by Richard Maltby; from the musical "Leave It To Me", in honor of Father's Day, June 15

'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927).
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trumpet solo by Roger Grupp)

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, Tom Huelsmann on bass trombone, Glen Newton on alto trombone, Keith Miner on scat vocal, Hank Wadsworth on trumpet, Rich Eyman on tenor trombone, and Jason Swalley on guitar; with artistic finger-snapping by the audience)

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, and Johnny Mercer (1958), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Duke Ellington classics, played often by Count Basie's band.
(featuring solos by Ann Booth, piano; Mark Syman, flugelhorn; and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; with vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience. Mark demonstrated the flugelhorn and Roger followed with the trumpet.

Straighten Up and Fly Right by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills (1944), arr. by Stephen Bulla
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a band vocal and instrumental solos by Ann Booth on piano trading twos with Jason Swalley on guitar)

Let's Fall in Love by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen (1933), arr. by Rusty Dedrick
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Chicago by Fred Fisher (1922), arr. by Paul Clark
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet; Keith Miner, trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; and George Henly, trombone)

The More I See You by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1945), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe; one of Ary Barroso's biggest hits, "Aquarela do Brasil" (English: "Watercolor of Brazil"), was featured in the 1942 Disney animated film "Saludos Amigos"; with this song, we salute Brazil, the host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup of soccer. Brazil is currently ranked 3rd in the world, behind Spain and Germany, and ahead of 13th place United States.
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Dave Tuenge, drums, Kay Foster, alto sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Ann Booth, piano)

Longer by Dan Fogelberg (1979), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

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, and trumpeters Mark Syman and Roger Grupp)

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): Roger Grupp, Mark Syman, Hank Wadsworth, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Straighten Up and Fly Right"
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Ron Rasmussen (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 300 people attended the concert, despite a few drops of rain.

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