Concert in Como Park, July 3, 2018, 7:30 - 8:40 p.m.
The concert venue is the Lakeside Pavilion.
Led 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!
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 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 Eric Laska, electric bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
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, Dan Theobald, and Glen Newton; and Jim Foster on drum set)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn with an alto sax solo by Kay Foster)
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)
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"; Tony Bennett had a hit recording of the song late in 1956
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus; first recorded by Belle Baker ("The Ragtime Singer," who also introduced Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" in "Betsy"), "All of Me" has become one of the most recorded songs of its era, with notable versions by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt and Willie Nelson.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with a helicon bass solo by Glen Newton, and George Henly on trombone trading fours with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)
Hard-Hearted Hannah by Jack Yellen, Milton Ager, Bob Bigelow, and Charles Bates (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring pianist Mike Holt with Glen Newton on the trumpet solo)
The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)
Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience, and reminder that the audience can find us on the Internet at www.rosevillebigband.org
Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson (1951), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience; stop at the 2nd ending before E)
It's Only a Paper Moon by Billy Rose, E. Y. Harburg, and Harold Arlen (1932), arr. by Jerry Nowak; originally titled "If You Believe in Me" and featured in the short-running play, "The Great Magoo"; later appeared in the 1933 film version of "Take a Chance" with its current title; still later it was the title song of the 1973 film "Paper Moon" starring Ryan and Tatum O'Neill.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton)
Woodchopper's Ball by Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (1939), arr. by Glenn Osser; Woody Herman's theme song
(featuring solos by Glen Newton and Bob Nielsen, trumpets; Jason Swalley, guitar; Keith Miner, trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone; Dan Desmonds, tenor sax; and Eric Laska, electric bass)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience, with a demonstration of the difference between the flugelhorn and the trumpet.
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)
St. Louis Blues March by W. C. Handy (1911), arr. by Glenn Miller
(featuring solos by Jim Foster, drums, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Kay Foster, alto sax)
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 soprano), 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)
Rhythm (front to back): Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), Jason Swalley (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner