Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, June 21, 2016, 7:00 - 8:10 p.m.

Southeast Corner of County Road C and Lexington Ave., Roseville, Minnesota 55113

Directed by Glen Newton
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Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!

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.

Hayburner composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring solos by pianist Ann Booth)

Sophisticated Lady by Duke Ellington and Mitchell Parish (1933), arr. by Bob Mintzer
(featuring tenor saxophonist Dan Desmonds with an alto horn solo by Glen Newton)

This Can't Be Love by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

Sweet Georgia Brown by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, & Kenneth Casey (1925), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the 1949 whistling version of this song by Brother Bones and His Shadows was adopted by the Harlem Globetrotters as their theme in 1952.
(featuring solos by Rich Eyman, trombone; Jacob Juusola, guitar; and trumpeters Mark Syman and Glen Newton, trading 8's and trading 4's)

Who Walks In When I Walk Out? by Ralph Freed, Al Hoffman, and Al Goodhart (1933), arr. by Rick Stitzel; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring vocalists Glen Newton and Karen Dunn, with solos by Dan Theobald, trumpet, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Kay Foster, alto sax)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

How High the Moon by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton (1940), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the earliest recorded hit version was by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra in 1941, but the best-known recording of the song is by Les Paul and Mary Ford, made on January 4, 1951.
(featuring the trombone section, with solos by Keith Miner, George Henly, and Rich Eyman)

Cry Me a River by Arthur Hamilton (1953), arr. by Victor Lopez
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Makin' Whoopee by Gus Kahn & Walter Donaldson (1928), arr. by Dave Barduhn
(featuring bass trombonist Tom Huelsmann)

For Once in My Life by Ronald Miller and Orlando Murden (1965), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; hit recordings of this song have featured singers Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder (1968), Michael Buble, and many others.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Ambrosiado composed and arranged by Warren Barker (1967)
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)

Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell (1932), arr. by Matt Harris; Ronell was one of the first successful Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley female composers or librettists. She cowrote Walt Disney's first hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" for the 1933 cartoon Three Little Pigs.
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly)

Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in C Minor) by Sholom Secunda and Sammy Cahn (1932), arr. by Glen Newton; the Andrews Sisters had their first major success with “Bei Mir” which held Billboard's No. 1 slot for five weeks. This achievement established the girls as successful recording artists and they became celebrities.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with trombone solos by George Henly and Rich Eyman)

St. Louis Blues March by W. C. Handy (1911), arr. by Jerry Gray
(featuring solos by Jim Foster, drums, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Kay Foster, alto sax)

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, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jacob Juusola (guitar), Steve Levens (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

This concert was broadcast live 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 250 people were in the live audience, including a dozen bocce ball league players over the hill.Some of the bocce ball players were among those who had not heard the group before, and they were thrilled with the performance.

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Friday, June 18, 2021.

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