Angels We Have Heard on High arr. by Ralph Carmichael (1961), as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the album "A Merry Christmas"
The Christmas Waltz by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1954), arr. by John Berry; first recorded in 1954 by Frank Sinatra for the B-side of his recording of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, alto sax soloist Kay Foster, and trumpet soloist Mark Syman)
We Three Kings arr. by Ralph Carmichael (1961); as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the album "A Merry Christmas"
(featuring pianist Ann Booth)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience.
Christmas is Just 'Round the Corner by Glen Newton (2012); Newton wrote this song to celebrate the reunion of families separated by overseas military deployments.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with a vibraphone solo by Glen Newton)
Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland by Dick Smith and Felix Bernard (1934), arr. by Dave Barduhn; lyricist Dick Smith, a native of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, was reportedly inspired to write the song after seeing Honesdale's Central Park covered in snow.
(featuring solos by Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone, and Bill Frank, flute)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.
The Man with the Bag by Harold Stanley, Irving Taylor, and Dudley Brooks (1954), arr. by Rick Stitzel; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1948), arr. by John LaBarbera, as played by the Glenn Miller orchestra; Anderson had the original idea for the piece during a heat wave in July, 1946; he finished the work in February, 1948.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn (1945), arr. by John Berry; according to popular legend, it was written in Hollywood, California during one of the hottest days on record.
(featuring solos by Karen Dunn, vocal, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Jenica Georgeson, electric bass, and Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone)
Here Comes Santa Claus by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman (1947), arr. by John Berry; Autry got the idea for the song after riding his horse in the 1946 Santa Claus Lane Parade (now the Hollywood Christmas Parade) in Los Angeles during which crowds of spectators chanted, "Here comes Santa Claus". This inspired him to write a song that Haldeman set to music.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a flugelhorn solo by Dan Theobald and a trombone solo by George Henly)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.
In the Time of Nick by Len Yaeger (2012), in memory of Roseville Big Band Trombonist Mike Bratlie.
(featuring solos by Keith Miner, Rich Eyman, and George Henly, trombones, and Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone)
The Christmas Song by Mel Torme and Robert Wells (1946), arr. by Paul Jennings; according to Tormé, "I saw a spiral pad on his piano with four lines written in pencil. They started, 'Chestnuts roasting..., Jack Frost nipping..., Yuletide carols..., Folks dressed up like Eskimos.' Bob (Wells, co-writer) didn't think he was writing a song lyric. He said he thought if he could immerse himself in winter he could cool off. Forty minutes later that song was written. I wrote all the music and some of the lyrics."
(featuring vocalists Keith Miner, Karen Dunn, and Glen Newton)
All Saints Go Marching Out by Glen Newton (2013), originally a postlude for Metro Brass to play on All Saints Day; clap along with us!
(solo at D: Rich Eyman on trombone; play E 4 times. 1st time at E: Glen Newton on trumpet; 2nd time at E: Bill Frank on alto sax; 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:
Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Kay Foster (alto), 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)
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Jenica Georgeson (bass), Jim Foster (drums, synthesized bell tree / sleigh bells / tambourine, etc. ), and Glen Newton (vibraphone on Angels, Kings, Corner, Sleigh, and Song; guitar on Bag, Snow, and Nick; tambourine on Waltz and Kings; finger cymbals on Kings); Karen Dunn played sleigh bells on Angels and Sleigh.
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner
About 20 audience members attended the concert, and for six of them, it was their first Roseville Big Band concert. The concert gathered two full boxes of canned and dry goods and raised over $100 in cash for Keystone Community Services.