Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, July 4, 2017, 7:30 - 8:20 p.m.

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

Led by Karen Dunn
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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 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.

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

Just in Time by Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne (1956), arr. by Dave Wolpe; introduced by Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin in the musical "Bells Are Ringing"; Comden and Green had collaborated with Styne on the earlier musicals "Two on the Aisle" and "Wonderful Town"; this musical reunited them with Holliday, who had been part of their musical comedy troupe (along with Leonard Bernstein accompanying on piano) that performed in Greenwich Village in the late '30's and early '40's.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience, with a demonstration of the difference between the flugelhorn and the trumpet.

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)

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 and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the choruses.)

Introduction of the trombone 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 instrumental solos by Ann Booth on piano and Jason Swalley on guitar)

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 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 on trumpet)
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, and reminder that the audience can find us on the Internet at

Cha Cha Cha for Judy by Marshall Brown (1959), arr. by Marshall Brown
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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

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 and clarinet), 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):Scott Swenson, Keith Miner, Carol Jensen, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm (front to back): Ann Booth (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Steve Levens (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: Karen Dunn and Keith Miner

Rhythm & Swing, directed by Cindy Gardner: Brandy Schmidt, Brianna Asmus, Christa Weiler, Emilie Wardrip, Kayla Joachim, David Kreft, Jonathan Oman, Loren Vanderhoff, Nate Casteel, and Scott Sonbuchner

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