Military Appreciation Dinner and Dance
at St. Bonaventure's Ambrose Hall
, November 5, 2016, 7:00 - 9:15 p.m.
901 E. 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55420

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

Led by Karen Dunn

Set 1 (6:35-8:00; originally planned to start at 7:00)

Softer dessert music:

Li'l Darlin' by Neal Hefti (1958)
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

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

In a Mellow Tone by Duke Ellington (1940), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring a trombone solo by Rich Eyman and a trumpet solo by Bob Nielsen)

Quincy & the Count by Sammy Nestico (1967)
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a trombone solo by George Henly)

Dance Music (started softly as dessert was served around 7:00):

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

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 and Dan Theobald; and Jim Foster on drum set)

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

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)

All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, with a trombone solo by George Henly; a new verse by vocalist Keith Miner; and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson and trombonist Rich Eyman trading fours)

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)

Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), band arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, 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.

Added from the "be ready list": Moon River

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)

Added from the "be ready list": Stompin' at the Savoy

Added from the "be ready list": Moonlight Serenade

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)

Set 2 (8:15-9:00; originally planned for 8:15-9:15, but all the guests had left by 9:00)

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)

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

American Patrol by F. W. Meacham (1891), arr. by Jerry Gray
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Mark Lee)

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 Mark Syman, flugelhorn, and vocalist Karen Dunn)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(#9 in the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era"; featuring solos by Mark Syman, trumpet, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax)

Things Ain't What They Used to Be by Mercer Ellington (1942), arr. by Alan Baylock; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by Jason Swalley, guitar (1st time at 29); Dan Theobald, trumpet (2nd time at 29); Glen Peterson, tenor sax (1st time at 58); and George Henly, trombone (2nd time at 58))

Moonlight in Vermont by Karl Suessdorf and John Blackburn (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the unofficial song of the state of Vermont, it is frequently played as the first song at Vermont wedding receptions; each verse (excluding the bridge) is a haiku, with phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.
(high key male vocal, featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a flugelhorn solo by Mark Syman)

Thenext four songs were skipped, due to ending early:

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)

Beer Barrel Polka by Jaromir Vejvoda, Wladimir A. Timm, and Vasek Zeman (1934, "Skoda Lasky"), English text by Lew Brown (1939), arr. by Vic Schoen; sing along with us!
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner)

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; the Roseville Big Band closing theme song! "Irving King" is the pseudonym of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(featuring solos by Ann Booth on piano, Glen Peterson on tenor sax, and Eric Laska on electric bass)

Have the following songs ready in case they are needed to fill out set 2 or to fill requests

Waltzes: Play these as instrumentals, not vocals: Moon River, Blue Skirt Waltz

Fast swing: 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)

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

Cha Cha: Cha Cha Cha for Judy and Kiss of Fire

Tango: La Cumparsita and Kiss of Fire

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 Scott Henry (bass trombone);
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn and Keith Miner

The event began with a color guard, the singing of "God Bless America", accompanied by Ann on the piano at 6:10, and a prayer. 99 people bought tickets for the event.

 

This page was last updated
Friday, February 07, 2020.


Home | About Us | Public Performances | Sit-in Nights | CDs | Meet the Band | Picture Gallery | FAQs | Songs | History | Contact Us | Search | Members' Corner

www.rosevillebigband.org