Directed by Glen Newton
|Military Appreciation Dinner and Dance
at St. Bonaventure's Ambrose Hall, Veteran's Day, November 10, 2018, 6:15 - 9:00 p.m.
901 E. 90th St., Bloomington, MN 55420
Band: Wear Tux/black suit with blue ties and cummerbunds. Set up before 6:00.
The program at 6:10 began with the Boy Scouts presenting the flag and a blessing by St. Bonaventure's pastor, Fr Richard Kaley, OFM Conv. Karen Dunn led the singing of "God Bless America", with Mike Holt on piano and Glen Newton on trumpet.
Songs crossed out
like this were skipped because of lack of time.
Set 1 (6:20-7:05) Softer dessert music:
Li'l Darlin' by Neal Hefti (1958)
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Bob Nielsen)
Skylark by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael (1941), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
A Hefti Dose of Basie by Patrick Williams (2014); dedicated to the memory of Neal Hefti; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(including a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)
I Left My Heart in San Francisco by George Cory and Douglass Cross (1962), arr. by Billy Byers; singer Tony Bennett won two 1962 Grammy awards for his recording of this song: Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male, and Record of the Year. This gold-selling Top Ten hit stayed in the charts for almost three years.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Quincy and the Count by Sammy Nestico (1967)
(including a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a trombone solo by George Henly)
When I Fall in Love by Edward Heyman and Victor Young (1952), arr. by Jerry Nowak; introduced in the film "One Minute to Zero"; the original hit version was recorded by Doris Day on June 5, 1952, and released on Columbia Records.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a flugelhorn solo by Glen Newton)
Here's That Rainy Day by Johnny Burke and James van Heusen (1953), arr. by Bob Lowden; introduced by Delores Gray in the Broadway Musical "Carnival in Flanders"
(including a muted trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and a piano solo by Mike Holt)
Groovin' Easy by Sammy Nestico (1961), arr. by Sammy Nestico; born in 1924, Sammy Nestico is one of the Roseville Big Band's favorite composers and arrangers. He played trombone for Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Gene Krupa, and Charlie Barnet but is best known for the arrangements he created for Count Basie's band.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Dan Desmonds)
Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) by Antonio Carlos Jobim (1962), arr. by Paul Murtha; Corcovado is a mountain in central Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, known for the 125-foot statue of Jesus atop its peak.
(featuring a flute solo by Bill Frank)
That Warm Feeling by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring a piano solo by Mike Holt)
When You're Smiling by Larry Shay, Joe Goodwin, and Mark Fisher (1928), arr. by Tom Kubis; Louis Armstrong made this tune a standard with his recordings in 1929, 1932, and 1956.
(with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Set 2 (7:25-8:15) - Dance Music after emcee Mike Bocchino asked veterans to stand as he played a medley of their service songs on he cell phone
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.
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)
I've Got You Under My Skin by Cole Porter (1936), arr. by Art Wiggins
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
This Can't Be Love by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller and Mitchell Parish (1939), trans. by Jeff Hest [requested, but it was already on the list]
(featuring clarinetist Kay Foster)
All of Me by Seymour Simons and Gerald Marks (1931), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Keith Miner, with a flugelhorn solo by Glen Newton; and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson and trombonist George Henly trading fours)
String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington
(with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax; Glen Newton, trumpet; and Mike Holt, piano)
Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience
Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), band arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.
How High the Moon by Morgan Lewis and Nancy Hamilton (1940), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the earliest recorded hit version was by Benny Goodman & His Orchestra in 1941, but the best-known recording of the song is by Les Paul and Mary Ford, made on January 4, 1951.
(featuring the trombone section, with solos by Keith Miner, George Henly, and Michael Sweet)
Introduction of the trombone section to the audience
The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "Babes in Arms"
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with a scat vocal by Keith Miner)
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Don Raye and Hughie Prince (1940); a major hit recording for the Twin Cities' own Andrews Sisters [added by request]
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and the trumpet section)
Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section (with a demo of flugelhorn vs. trumpet) to the audience
St. Louis Blues March by W. C. Handy (1911), arr. by Jerry Gray
(featuring solos by Jim Foster, drums, Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Kay Foster, alto sax)
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 honor of all military veterans, celebrating Veteran's Day, November 11, 2018.
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)
Set 3 (8:25-8:55) after Jason Rynders read the poem “Table for One"
Little Brown Jug traditional (1939), arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's first hit swing tune!
(#9 in the book "Authentic Sounds of the Big Band Era"; featuring solos by Eric Laska, electric bass; Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
Introduction of the rhythm 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)
Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer (1952), band arr. by Sammy Nestico, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton, with solos by Mark Syman on flugelhorn, Dan Desmonds on tenor sax, and Mike Holt on piano)
Hayburner composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico (1968)
(featuring solos by pianist Mike Holt)
Mack the Knife by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht (1928), English words by Marc Blitstein, arr. by Dave Wolpe; from The Threepenny Opera.
(male vocal; featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)
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)
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson (1948), arr. by John LaBarbera, as played by the Glenn Miller orchestra. In 2014, the American Society of Composer, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) celebrated its 100th birthday with a list of the top 30 most-performed ASCAP holiday songs of all time, and "Sleigh Ride" was #6 on the list..
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)
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)
Show Me the Way to Go Home by Irving King (1952), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the Roseville Big Band closing theme song! "Irving King" is the pseudonym of the English songwriting team James Campbell and Reginald Connelly.
(featuring solos by Mike Holt on piano, Glen Peterson on tenor sax, and Eric Laska on electric bass)
Have the following songs ready in case they are needed to fill requests
Polka: Beer Barrel Polka
Waltzes: Moon River, Blue Skirt Waltz
Fast swing: American Patrol, You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You
Slow ballad: Star Dust
Cha Cha: Cha Cha Cha for Judy
Tango: La Cumparsita
Roseville Big Band performers for this concert (left to right):
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, Mark Syman, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Michael Sweet, Keith Miner, George Henly, and Scott Henry (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone when Keith sang
Rhythm (front to back): Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner
We started setting up at 5:10; doors opened for guests at 5:30.