Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, July 4, 2016, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

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

Directed by Glen Newton
Click here for a map. Here are pictures from the performance.

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

Directed by Glen Newton

Honeysuckle Rose by Andy Razaf and Fats Waller (1929), arr. by Richard Maltby

America the Beautiful by Katherine Lee Bates (lyrics, 1893, revised in 1904 and 1913) and Samuel A. Ward (music, "Materna", 1882), arr. by Mike Tomaro; In 1893, at the age of thirty-three, Bates, an English professor at Wellesley College, had taken a train trip to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to teach a short summer school session at Colorado College. Several of the sights on her trip inspired her, and they found their way into her poem, including the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the "White City" with its promise of the future contained within its alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of America's heartland Kansas, through which her train was riding on July 16; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Zebulon's Pikes Peak. She originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled "America" for publication. It was retitled "America the Beautiful" when published in 1910 with Ward's music.
(In honor of veterans, active military personnel, and their families; featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Keith Miner, and Glen Newton, with the audience singing on the choruses, standing on the last one to honor the WWII vets.)

Let's Fall in Love by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen (1933), arr. by Rusty Dedrick
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience.

Alley Cat by Frank Bjorn (1962), arr. by Paul Cox
(featuring pianist Ann Booth, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

My Funny Valentine by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rogers (1937), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a flugelhorn solo by Mark Lee and a trombone solo by Rich Eyman) Click here to watch a YouTube video of Karen singing "My Funny Valentine".

Leap Frog by Joe Garland and Leo Corday (1941), arr. by Joe Garland
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a drum solo by Jim Foster)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Star Dust by Hoagy Carmichael and Mitchell Parish (1929), arr. by Dave Wolpe; #1 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list; #1, #3, and #17 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list
(featuring solos by Jeff Olsen, flugelhorn, and vocalist Karen Dunn)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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 and vocal)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Rock Around the Clock by Jimmy DeKnight and Max Freedman (1952), arr. by Glen Newton; the song that put Bill Haley & His Comets at the top of the U.S. and U.K. charts in 1954.
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with solos by Bill Pearson on baritone sax, and Bob Nielsen and Glen Newton on trumpets)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931) with additional lyrics by Keith Miner, arr. by Lennie Niehaus; first recorded by Belle Baker ("The Ragtime Singer," who also introduced Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" in "Betsy"), "All of Me" has become one of the most recorded songs of its era, with notable versions by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald, and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with solos by Dan Theobald, trumpet; and trombonists George Henly and Rich Eyman trading fours)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience, and reminder that the audience can find us on the Internet at

Cafe Rio by David Benoit (1952), arr. by Mike Tomaro; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Ann Booth, piano; Jim Foster, drums; and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

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; Bill Frank, alto sax; Jeff Olsen, trumpet; Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Steve Levens, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert, wearing tan slacks and blue RBB shirts:

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

Rhythm & Swing, directed by Cindy Gardner: Stacey Kanarski, Stephanie King, Nate Casteel and Ted Hefty

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