Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, July 4, 2018, 7:30 - 8:20 p.m.
Southeast Corner of County Road C and Lexington Ave., Roseville, Minnesota 55113
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!
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 Jeff Olsen, Dan Theobald, and Glen Newton; and Jim Foster on drum set)
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 a soprano sax solo by Kay Foster)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
Hayburner composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring solos by pianist Mike Holt)
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 trumpet solo by Glen Newton, and George Henly on trombone trading fours with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
Hard-Hearted Hannah by Jack Yellen, Milton Ager, Bob Bigelow, and Charles Bates (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring pianist Mike Holt with Dan Theobald on the trumpet solo)
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 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)
Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with Glen Peterson on tenor sax)
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 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): 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