Roseville Big Band Concert in Central Park, July 4, 2014, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
at the Frank Rog Amphitheatre

Directed by Glen Newton

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; Phil Raaen, trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone; 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.

'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 Dan Theobald)

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

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

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Front Burner composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico (1976); first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by Jason Swalley, guitar; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; and Ann Booth, piano)

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

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience. Jeff demonstrated the fulgelhorna nd Dan followed with the trumpet.

Leap Frog by Joe Garland and Leo Corday (1941), arr. by Joe Garland
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a drum solo by Dave Tuenge)

Fever by John Davenport and Eddie Cooley (1956), arr. by Roger Holmes; a tribute to the late great Peggy Lee!
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a solo by trombonist Rich Eyman)

Introduction of the saxophone section to 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 Jeff Olsen on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax)

Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in C Minor) by Sholom Secunda and Sammy Cahn (1932), arr. by Glen Newton; the Andrews Sisters had their first major success with “Bei Mir” which held Billboard's No. 1 slot for five weeks. This achievement established the girls as successful recording artists and they became celebrities. Sammy Cahn was born Samuel Cohen on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1913. Four of his songs received Academy Awards: "Three Coins in a Fountain" in 1954; "All the Way" in 1957; "High Hopes" in 1959; and "Call Me Irresponsible" in 1963. The first three were introduced by Frank Sinatra, and the last was introduced by Jackie Gleason. In 1988, the Sammy Awards for movie songs and scores were introduced in his honor. Jule Styne was born Julius Kerwin Stein in London, in 1905, of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine. A piano prodigy, he composed over 1550 songs, including the scores for many Broadway shows, including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Funny Girl," and "Gypsy."
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with trombone solos by George Henly and Rich Eyman)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Frenesi by Alberto Dominguez, with English lyrics by Ray Charles and S. K. Russell (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Ann Booth, piano, Glen Newton, vibraphone, and George Henly, trombone)

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 Jeff Olsen, Dan Theobald, and Glen Newton)

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): Dan Theobald, Jeff Olsen, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Phil Raaen, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Mike Wobig (bass), and Dave Tuenge (drums)
Vocal: Karen Dunn and Glen Newton

Rhythm & Swing, directed by Cindy Gardner: Nate Casteel, Damien Dykes, Sadie Miller, Katy Sandberg, Loren Vanderhoff, and Jessica Wadsworth-Stone. July 4, 1995, was Rhythm & Swing's first Independence Day performance with the Roseville Big Band.

The live audience was about TBS at the start of the concert and TBS at the end, because of people arriving to get good seats for the fireworks that follwed the Roseville Community Band concert.

Concerts in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre in Central Park (including this one, produced by John Rusterholz) are broadcast live on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs, to 30,000 cable households in the ten-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission: Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, St. Anthony and Shoreview. Due to technical problems at Master Control, the broadcast from Central Park went live from about 5 p.m. on, allowing some flexibility in start and end times. The Roseville Big Band performance started a few minutes before 7:30 and ran until a few minutes after 8:30.

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