Directed by Glen Newton

Concert at Beacon Hill Retirement Community
Ice Cream Social,
June 10, 2017 , 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This is the Roseville Big Band's 14th Annual Concert at the Beacon Hill Commons, 5300 Beacon Hill Road, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345

Songs crossed out like this were on the original list but were skipped due to lack of time.

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 Kelli Rae Tubbs and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.

I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart by Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Henry Nemo, and John Redmond (1938), arr. by Bill Cunliffe; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, Keith Miner, trombone, and Bill Johnson, piano)

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)

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 George Henly, trombone; Jason Swalley, guitar; and Glen Newton, trumpet, and Glen Peterson, tenor sax, trading 8's and trading 4's)

Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard (1954), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of Frank Sinatra's classic hits!
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Art Wiggins
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

The Glory of Love by Billy Hill (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with Kay Foster on alto sax)

Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish (1939), arr. by Will Hudson
(from the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era"; featuring Kay Foster on the clarinet lead)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

It's a Wonderful World by Harold Adamson, Jan Savitt, and Johnny Watson (1939), arr. by Sammy Nestico; a big hit for Jan Savitt and His Top Hatters
(with solos by Glen Newton on flugelhorn and Bill Johnson on piano)

'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927).
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington; Glenn Miller's recording of this song ranked #7 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 poll of leading disk jockies in the United States to determine the all-time popular music record standards
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet, Kay Foster, alto sax, and Bill Johnson, piano)

You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You by Russ Morgan, Larry Stock, and James Cavanaugh (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; a song introduced by Russ Morgan's big band as part of "Music in the Morgan Manner"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Bill Johnson)

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, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; sing along with us!
(featuring vocalists Keith Miner, Karen Dunn, and Glen Newton)

**** INTERMISSION (10 minutes) and Program (10 minutes) ****

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 Keith Miner)

One More for Johnny by Dean Sorenson (2015), first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet, Bill Johnson, piano, and Kelli Rae Tubbs, drums)

Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), arr. by Dave Wolpe; Gorrell wrote the lyrics for Hoagy's sister, Georgia Carmichael, but since the ambiguity of the lyrics made it apply equally well to a woman or a state, it became the official song of the State of Georgia in 1979.
(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.

Introduction of the trumpet section to the audience

Straighten Up and Fly Right by Nat King Cole and Irving Mills (1944), arr. by Stephen Bulla; the King Cole Trio's most popular recording, based on a folk tale that Cole's father had used as a theme for one of his sermons.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a band vocal and audience sing-along, and instrumental solos by Bill Johnson on piano and Jason Swalley on guitar)

In a Mellow Tone by Duke Ellington (1940), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring solos by Bob Nielsen, trumpet, and Carol Jensen, trombone)

I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me by Clarence Gaskill & Jimmy McHugh (1926), arr. by Darmon Meader
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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 Carol Jensen)

Switch in Time by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring solos by George Henly, trombone, and Bill Johnson, piano)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

(Oh) Lady Be Good by George and Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Terry White; introduced by Walter Catlett in the Broadway show "Lady Be Good"; a signature song for Ella Fitzgerald after she recorded it in 1947
(featuring trumpeter Bob Nielsen, alto saxophonist Kay Foster, and Steve Levens on the string bass)

I Can't Give You Anything But Love by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh (1928), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; this is the version you might have heard Doc Severinson play on the Tonight Show.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, and trumpeters Jeff Olsen, Dan Theobald, and Glen Newton)

Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(#9 in Book II; featuring solos by Steve Levens, bass, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Dan Desmonds (tenor), and Ellen Sorenson (baritone).
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Jeff Olsen, Dan Gaisford, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Carol Jensen, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Scott Henry (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang
Rhythm: Bill Johnson (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Steve Levens (bass), Kelli Rae Tubbs (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner


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