Roseville Big Band Concert at Johanna Shores, May 29, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Band: Wear summer shirts and black slacks.

Directed by Glen Newton

I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm by Irving Berlin (1937), arr. by Lloyd Vernon " Skip" Martin; introduced in the musical film "On the Avenue" by Dick Powell and Alice Faye; the theme song of Les Brown and His Band of Renown
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax; Jason Swalley, guitar; and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical Oh, Kay! (1926), a musical about English bootleggers in Prohibition Era America. Gershwin originally approached the song as an uptempo jazz tune, but his brother Ira suggested that it might work much better as a ballad, and George ultimately agreed.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

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)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Ain't That a Kick in the Head by James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn (1960), arr. by Mike Holt; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)

A Night in Tunisia by "Dizzy" Gillespie and Frank Paparelli (1944), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring solos by bassist Eric Laska, trumpeter Mark Syman, tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, and trombonist Michael Sweet)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Summer Wind by Johnny Mercer and Henry Mayer (Heinz Meier) (1965), original German lyrics ("Der Sommerwind") by Hans Bradtke, arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a piano solo by Mike Holt)

Seems Like Old Times by Carmen Lombardo and John Jacob Loeb (1946), arr. by Frank Mantooth; originally recorded by Guy Lombardo's orchestra in 1945 and released by Decca Records, it was also the theme song for Arthur Godfrey's radio programs.
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, euphonium, and Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone, trading fours and twos)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell (1932), arr. by Matt Harris; Ronell was one of the first successful Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley female composers or librettists. She cowrote Walt Disney's first hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" for the 1933 cartoon Three Little Pigs.
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly)

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1942), vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Bye Bye Blackbird by Mort Dixon and Ray Henderson (1926), arr. by Dave Rivello
(featuring trumpet soloists Mark Lee and Dan Theobald)

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.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):

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, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Michael Sweet, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang "Willow Weep for Me"
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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