Roseville Big Band Concert at Eagle Crest Senior Living Community, December 1, 2015, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
2925 Lincoln Drive in Roseville
Band: Wear
festive holiday clothing.
Click here for pictures from the concert.

Directed by Glen Newton

Angels We Have Heard on High arr. by Ralph Carmichael (1961), as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra

The Christmas Waltz by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1954), arr. by John Berry
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, alto sax soloist Kay Foster, and trumpet soloist Mark Syman)

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. The original 1934 recording was by Richard Himber and his Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra, an excellent "studio" orchestra that included many great New York studio musicians including the legendary Artie Shaw.
(featuring solos by Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone, and Bill Frank, flute)

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)

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 Bill Pearson, baritone sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, Steve Levens, electric bass, and Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience.

Christmas Island by Lyle Moraine (1946), arr. by Paul Murtha; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a trumpet solo by Bob Nielsen)

We Three Kings arr. by Ralph Carmichael (1961); as recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra
(featuring pianist Ann Booth)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Eddie Pola and George Wyle (1963), arr. by Paul Murtha; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1948), arr. by John LaBarbera, as played by the Glenn Miller orchestra
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience.

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Johnny Marks and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1956), arr. by Gordon Goodwin; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by George Henly, trombone, Mark Syman, trumpet, Rich Eyman, trombone, and Glen Newton, trumpet)

The Man with the Bag by Harold Stanley, Irving Taylor, and Dudley Brooks (1954), arr. by Rick Stitzel
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

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", Tormé recalled. "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)

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), Steve Levens (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone and baritone ukulele)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

About 100 Eagle Crest residents were in the audience, which included those on chairs on the main floor plus others on the second floor who listened although they couldn't see everything.