Concert in the Como Dockside Pavilion, August 2, 2016, 7:00 - 8:20 p.m. with The Rosetones

1360 Lexington Parkway N., St. Paul, MN 55103

Directed by Glen Newton
Click here for a map.
Come early and get a sneak preview of the concert as the band does sound checks and reviews parts of songs!
Band: Wear tan slacks and blue RBB shirts.

Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, 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.

Struttin' with Some Barbecue by Lillian Hardin Armstrong and Don Raye, arr. by Mike Tomaro
(featuring solos by trombonist Keith Miner, tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson and trumpeter Glen Newton; with a Dixieland trio of Mark Syman, trumpet, Dan Desmonds, tenor sax, and Rich Eyman, trombone)

The Glory of Love by Billy Hill (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with Kay Foster on alto sax)

Introduction of the vocal quartet to the audience

On the Sunny Side of the Street by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930), arr. by Mike Carubia; #10 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; introduced in the Broadway musical "Lew Leslie's International Review"
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Pie in the Skye composed and arranged by Len Yaeger (2016); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet; Steve Levens, bass; Jim Foster, drums; and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

Bei Mir Bist du Schoen (in F 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. Sammy Cahn was born Samuel Cohen on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1913. Four of his songs received Academy Awards: "Three Coins in a Fountain" in 1954; "All the Way" in 1957; "High Hopes" in 1959; and "Call Me Irresponsible" in 1963. The first three were introduced by Frank Sinatra, and the last was introduced by Jackie Gleason. In 1988, the Sammy Awards for movie songs and scores were introduced in his honor. Jule Styne was born Julius Kerwin Stein in London, in 1905, of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine. A piano prodigy, he composed over 1550 songs, including the scores for many Broadway shows, including "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Funny Girl," and "Gypsy."
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with trombone solos by Paul Thomsen and Rich Eyman)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

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; Kurt Christensen, trumpet; Jason Swalley, guitar; 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.

Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), band arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Jim Foster, drums, Kay Foster, alto sax, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Ann Booth, piano)

It Had to Be You by Gus Kahn and Isham Jones (1924), arr. by Peter Blair
(featuring vocalist Kirk Lindberg, with a solo by Ann Booth, piano)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with a scat vocal by Keith Miner)

Stranger on the Shore by Robert Mellin and Acker Bilk (1961), arr. by Burnell Whibley
(featuring clarinetist Kay Foster)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940), vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the trumpet section, the boogie woogie piano of Ann Booth, and the vocal trio: Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, and Kirk Lindberg (aka "Kirkina"))

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1942)
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with vocal solos by Kirk Lindberg and Karen Dunn)

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): Kurt Christensen, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Rich Eyman, Keith Miner, Paul Thomsen, and Carl Meincke (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Steve Levens (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Kirk Lindberg, and Glen Newton) and Keith Miner

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