Military Appreciation Dinner and Dance
at St. Bonaventure's Ambrose Hall
, November 7, 2015, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
901 E. 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55420

Band: Wear Tux/black suit with blue ties and cummerbunds.

Here are photos from the event.

Directed by Glen Newton

Set 1 (7:00-8:15)

Softer dessert music:

In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning by Bob Hilliard and David Mann (1955), arr. by Billy Byers (ed. by Bob Curnow), as recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Music of Frank Sinatra"
(featuring solos by tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, trumpeter Bob Nielsen, and pianist Ann Booth)

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

Not So Loud, Please by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring a flugelhorn solo by Mark Syman)

The Nearness of You by Ned Washington and Hoagy Carmichael (1937), arr. by Dave Hanson
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)

Three Coins in the Fountain by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, arr. by Richard Maltby (1954)

Dance Music:

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax; Kay Foster on alto sax; trumpeters Mark Syman, Dan Theobald, and Glen Newton; and Jim Foster on drum set; moved from set 2 to fill a request)

Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); 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.

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 Bob Nielsen, alto saxophonist Kay Foster, and Jenica Georgeson on the string bass)

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 the Way You Look Tonight by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936), arr. by Roger Holmes
(feturing vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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)

Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in C Minor) by Sholom Secunda and Sammy Cahn (1932), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with trombone solos by George Henly and Rich Eyman)

String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax; Mark Syman, trumpet; and Ann Booth, piano; moved from set 2 to fill a request)

Look for the Silver Lining by Jerome Kern and Buddy DeSylva (1920), arr. by Jerry Nowak; from the musical "Sally," introduced by the rising Broadway star Marilyn Miller.
(featuring solos by trumpeter Bob Nielsen and pianist Ann Booth)

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with a trumpet solo by Glen Newton, and trombonists George Henly and Rich Eyman trading fours)

Chattanooga Choo-Choo, by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1941), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a drum solo by Jim Foster)

Set 2 (8:30-9:30)

L-O-V-E by Bert Kaempfert and Milt Gabler, transcribed and adapted by Myles Collins
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a muted trumpet solo and a flugelhorn solo by Dan Theobald)

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, and Johnny Mercer (1958), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by Ann Booth, piano; Mark Syman, flugelhorn; and Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; with vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

The Blue Skirt Waltz by Vaclav Bla'ha & Mitchell Parish (1944), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(featuring a vocal by Glen Newton)

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(featuring solos by Mark Syman, trumpet, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Ann Booth)

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 Glen Newton on trombone)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)

It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak;
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)

Beer Barrel Polka
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Keith Miner, and Glen Newton)

You Make Me Feel So Young by Josef Myrow and Mack Gordon (1946), from the Warner Brothers musical "Three Little Girls in Blue", arr. by Roger Holmes
(featuring a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(low key female vocal, featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

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 Jenica Georgeson on string bass)

The next three songs were not on the original list but were added to fill out set 2.

Stompin' at the Savoy by Benny Goodman, Chick Webb, and Edgar Sampson (1936), arr. by Ralph Burns; a big hit of the Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, and Chick Webb bands
(from the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era"; featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Ann Booth, piano)

One O'Clock Jump by Count Basie (1938), arr. by Buck Clayton
(from the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era"; featuring solos by Ann Booth, piano; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Keith Miner, muted trombone; Dan Theobald, trumpet; and Jenica Georgeson, string bass)

Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish (1939), arr. by Will Hudson
(from the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era")

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 Carol Jensen (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith Miner sang.
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone and guitar, plus piano on "God Bless America"), Ann Booth (piano), Jenica Georgeson (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

About 130 people attended the event, which began with a color guard, the singing of "God Bless America", and a prayer. One dancer said it was the best music he'd heard in 40 years.

The event was hosted by Alive!, St. Boni's social activities and entertainment network.

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