Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, June 19, 2018, 7:00 - 8:10 p.m.

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

Directed by Glen Newton
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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!

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 Glen Newton, 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)

New Orleans Jazz Portrait "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "Just a Closer Walk with Thee", arr. by Mike Vax and Bob Secor (1981)
(featuring a Dixieland quartet of clarinetist Dan Desmonds, trombonist Keith Miner, trumpeter Bob Nielsen and tubist Jason Swalley; with additional soloists Glen Newton on trumpet and George Henly on trombone)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

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)

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)

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 rhythm section to the audience

Cha Cha Cha for Judy composed and arranged by Marshall Brown (1959)
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience)

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

My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Cole Porter (1938),arr. by Richard Maltby; from the musical "Leave It To Me," in honor of Father's Day, June 17

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1944), arr. by Rob Berry; sung by Bing Crosby in the Paramount Pictures motion picture "Here Come the Waves."
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and trumpet soloist Glen Newton, with a piano solo by Mike Holt)

Pink Panther by Henry Mancini (1964), arr. by Henry Mancini
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Jeff Olsen, trumpet)

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)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

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 a solo by Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone)

Jersey Bounce by Robert B. Wright, Bobby Plater, Tiny Bradshaw, and Edward Johnson (1941), arr. by Art Dedrick
(featuring a trumpet solo by Jeff Olsen)

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): Jeff Olsen, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Michael Sweet, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar and tuba), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

This concert was streamed and broadcast live and videorecorded by producer John Rusterholz and other public access television volunteers for broadcast on Channel 15, CTV North Suburbs in the nine-city area served by the North Suburban Cable Commission. Tom Woods volunteered to run the live sound.

The weather was overcast, but there was no rain. Despite the soggy grass, about 100 people came to hear the concert in person.

This page was last updated
Friday, June 18, 2021.

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