Roseville Big Band Concert at RosePointe Senior Living, 2555 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113
Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is observed on November 11 to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.) U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. A Congressional Act approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday: "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'." Starting in 1947, it was celebrated as a day to honor all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. In 1954 its name was changed to "Veteran's Day."

Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks. Pictures from this performance are on Facebook.

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

I Can't Stop Loving You by Don Gibson (1958), arr. by Dave Wolpe; Ray Charles' 1962 mega-hit
(featuring a solo by trombonist Keith Miner)

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)

In a Mellow Tone by Duke Ellington (1940), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring solos by Bob Nielsen, trumpet, and Rich Eyman, trombone)

'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)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

Harlem Nocturne by Earle Hagen (1940), arr. by Earle Hagen, as introduced by Ray Noble and his orchestra
(featuring alto sax soloist Kay Foster)

Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

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 and John O'Loughlin on guitar)

America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro; in honor of all military veterans, on Veteran's Day. In 1893, at the age of thirty-three, Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, had taken a train trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to teach a short summer school session at Colorado College. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her, and they found their way into her poem, including the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the "White City" with its promise of the future contained within its alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of America's heartland Kansas, through which her train was riding on July 16; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Zebulon's Pikes Peak. She originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled America for publication. It was retitled "America the Beautiful" when published in 1910 with Ward's music.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.

The Maine Coon Cat Waltz by Glen Newton (2014), a tribute to the "gentle giants" of the cat world.
(play F & G twice. 1st time at F: Glen Peterson on tenor sax, 1st time at G: Glen Newton on vibraphone, 2nd time at F: George Henly on trombone, 2nd time at G: Dan Theobald on flugelhorn)

(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at # 1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman, with a vocal by Glen Newton)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

All Saints Go Marching Out by Glen Newton (2013), originally a postlude for Metro Brass to play on All Saints Day
(solo at D: Rich Eyman on trombone; play E 3 times. 1st time at E: Tom Huelsmann on bass trombone; 2nd time at E: George Henly on trombone; last time at E (with the "last time" backgrounds): Mark Syman on trumpet; solo at F: Glen Peterson on tenor sax)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), 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): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Ann Booth (piano), John O'Loughlin (guitar), Steve Levens (string bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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