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Concert at St. Michael's, July 28, 2015, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Due to bad weather, moved from the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, Southeast Corner of County Road C and Lexington Ave., Roseville, Minnesota 55113 to

St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 1660 W. Co. Rd. B, Roseville, MN 55113
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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!

I Can't Stop Loving You by Don Gibson (1958), arr. by Dave Wolpe; one of Ray Charles' greatest hits
(featuring a solo by trombonist Keith Miner)

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"; Comden and Green had collaborated with Styne on the earlier musicals "Two on the Aisle" and "Wonderful Town"; this musical reunited them with Holliday, who had been part of their musical comedy troupe (along with Leonard Bernstein accompanying on piano) that performed in Greenwich Village in the late '30's and early '40's.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Don't Git Sassy composed and arranged by Thad Jones (1970); first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by Jeremy Baxter on piano (4 times at A), Glen Newton on trumpet (2 times at F), Mark Syman on trumpet (at G and H), Jackson Potter on guitar (4 times at I), and Nick Muellner on tenor sax (4 times at K), omit L, M, N, and O; skip from L to P)

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

They Can't Take That Away from Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Fred Astaire in the 1937 film "Shall We Dance?"; George Gershwin died two months after the film's release before this song was nominated for a "best original song" award for the 1937 Oscars. (The award went to "Sweet Leilani.")
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Hard-Hearted Hannah by Jack Yellen, Milton Ager, Bob Bieglow & Charles Bates (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring pianist Jeremy Baxter, with a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Wind Beneath My Wings by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar (1982), arr. by Jerry Nowak; sung by Bette Midler on the soundtrack of "Beaches"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Route 66 by Bobby Troupe (1946), arr. by Bob Lowden
(featuring solos by Glen Newton on banjo, Ann Booth on piano, Tom Huelsmann on bass trombone, Jason Swalley and Jackson Potter trading fours on guitars (two choruses), Keith Miner on scat vocal, Rich Eyman on trombone, and Nick Muellner on tenor sax; with artistic finger-snapping by the audience)

Evergreen by Paul Williams and Barbra Streisand (1976), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the love theme from the 1976 Warner Brothers film, "A Star is Born"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Mambo Jambo by Perez Prado (1950), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience with a solo by Nick Muellner on tenor sax (at E and F))

Moon River by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer (1961), arr. by Joe Reisman, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring alto saxophonists Kay Foster and Bill Frank and vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Fables of Faubus by Charles Mingus (1975), arr. by Sy Johnson; written as a direct protest against Arkansas governor Orval E. Faubus, who in 1957 sent out the National Guard to prevent the integration of Little Rock Central High School by nine African American teenagers; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by George Henly, trombone (at 84); and Mark Syman (at 103); start at bar 62; cut from 120 to 155; after 158, go back to 66, not the beginning)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; a song introduced by Russ Morgan's big band as part of "Music in the Morgan Manner"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Ann Booth)

Tequila by Chuck Rio (1958), arr. by John Berry
(featuring solos by Nick Muellner, tenor sax; Mark Syman, trumpet; Jeremy Baxter, piano; George Henly, trombone; Jackson Potter, guitar; and Jim Foster, drums)

Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by Ann Booth on piano, Glen Peterson on tenor sax, and Paul Georgeson on string bass)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Nick Muellner (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, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth and Jeremy Baxter (pianos), Jason Swalley and Jackson Potter (guitars), Paul Georgeson (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone and banjo)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

This concert was broadcast live, including Internet streaming, and 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. About 50 people attended the live concert, and some danced in the back of the room while the band played.

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