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Concert at Como Park, June 30, 2015, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The concert venue is the Como Dockside Pavilion. Click here for a map.

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!
Band: Wear tan slacks and blue RBB shirts.

Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring the Rosetones, 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 Remember Clifford by Benny Golson (1957), arr. by Sammy Nestico; composed in memory of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown
(featuring trumpet and flugelhorn soloist Jamie Gorski)

Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring the Rosetones, with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

A Little Minor Booze composed and arranged by Willie Maiden (1970), a favorite from the Stan Kenton band library
(featuring solos by Jenica Georgeson on string bass, Kay Foster on alto sax, Glen Newton on trombone, and Jamie Gorski on trumpet)

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 Dan Theobald on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

On the Sunny Side of the Street by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930), arr. by Mike Carubia; #10 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; introduced in the Broadway musical "Lew Leslie's International Review"
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet)

Introduction of the vocal quartet to 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 the Rosetones)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

The Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band will march in to Jimmie Findlater, then play these selections jointly with the Roseville Big Band:

Scotland the Brave (8 beat intro (3-beat roll, 1 beat rest, 3-beat roll, 1 beat rest); A(16)B(16))
Highland Cathedral (1 bar snare, 1 bar drone, 8 bars pipe solo by Dave MacKinnon (A1), then band joins (A2, B, A3, A4, B, A3, Coda)
Amazing Grace, featuring solo piper Dave MacKinnon, followed by all pipes and drums and the Roseville Big Band

The pipe band will march out to The 10th Battalion Highland Light Infantry Crossing the Rhine by Pipe Major Donald Shaw Ramsay.

It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills (1931), arr. by Mike Carubia; with a title based on the credo of Ellington trumpeter Bubber Miley, and probably the first song to use "swing" in the title, it introduced "swing" into everyday usage; written by Ellington during intermissions at Chicago's Lincoln Tavern; first recorded by Ellington in 1932 with Ivie Anderson as vocalist; often performed by Ellington with trumpeter Ray Nance as vocalist.
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet and a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Oh, Lady Be Good by George and Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Terry White; introduced by Walter Catlett in the Broadway show "Lady Be Good"; a signature song for Ella Fitzgerald after she recorded it in 1947
(featuring trumpeter Jamie Gorski, alto saxophonist Kay Foster, and Jenica Georgeson on the string bass)

Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (1964), arr. by Roger Holmes; from "The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

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; Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; George Henly, trombone; Jamie Gorski, trumpet; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Jenica Georgeson, string bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

It Had to Be You by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones (1924), arr. by Peter Blair
(featuring vocalist Kirk Lindberg, with a piano solo by Ann Booth)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Cha Cha Cha for Judy composed and arranged by Marshall Brown (1959)
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring The Rosetones, with trombone solos by Paul Thomsen)

All Saints Go Marching Out by Glen Newton (2013); clap along with us!
(featuring solos by Rich Eyman on trombone at D; play E 4 times. 1st time at E: Jamie Gorski on trumpet and Bill Frank on alto sax; 2nd time at E: Tom Huelsmann on bass trombone; 3rd time at E (with the "last time" backgrounds): Glen Peterson on tenor sax; simultaneous solos at F: Glen Peterson on tenor sax, George Henly on trombone, and Mark Syman on trumpet)

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, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, Bob Nielsen, and Jamie Gorski
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Paul Thomsen, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Glen Newton (vibraphone and banjo), Jenica Georgeson (bass), Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Lindberg, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton)

The Minnesota Fire Service Pipe Band performers for this dance:

  Pipers: Dave MacKinnon (Pipe Sergeant), Daniel Boe, Jonathan Halberg, and Benjamin Schenck.
  Snare Drummers: Mark Getty (Drum Sergeant)
  Tenor Drummer: Mark Rood
  Bass Drummer: Richard Cady

This concert was videorecorded by producer John Rusterholz and other public access television volunteers for broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the nine-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission.

Over 200 people attended the concert. One audience member's comment: "This wasn't just a concert; it was a show!"

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015.


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