Directed by Glen Newton

Concert at Beacon Hill Retirement Community
Ice Cream Social,
June 15, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

This is the Roseville Big Band's 16th Annual Concert at the Beacon Hill Commons, 5300 Beacon Hill Road, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345

Band: Wear tan slacks or shorts and the new summer shirts.
The songs crossed out like this were skipped due to lack of time.

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.

Love for Sale by Cole Porter (1930), arr. by John Berry; from "The New Yorkers"
(featuring flugelhorn and trumpet solos by Dan Theobald)

Because of a power outage during the previous song, the program had about a 5-minute delay while we connected the power source for the piano, bass, vibes, and sound system to another outlet.

The Way You Look Tonight by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936) arr. by Roger Holmes; from the film Swing Time, originally performed by Fred Astaire. It won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936. In 2004 the Astaire version finished at #43 in American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Songs survey of top tunes in American cinema.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

After You've Gone by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton (1918), arr. by Mark Taylor
(featuring a flugelhorn solo by Mark Syman)

Jitterbug Waltz by Thomas "Fats" Waller (1942), arr. by Eric Richards; Waller's 1942 recording was one of the first to use a Hammond organ; first performance by the Roseville Big Band at a park concert
(featuring a piano solo by Mike Holt and a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald; no repeat in the solo section; piano from 141 thru 172, then trumpet from 173 thru 200, with backgrounds; skip from 201 to 255; skip from 291 to 318; end at bar 326; eliminate bars 327-329)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Kismet Medley by Robert Wright and George Forrest (1953), arr. by Johnny Warrington; from the 1953 musical "Kismet." "Stranger in Paradise" is based on "Gliding Dance of the Maidens" from Alexander Borodin's 1890 opera, "Prince Igor"; in 1955, Tony Bennett's vocal version topped the U.K. song charts and five other versions were also on the U.K. pop charts that year; Baubles, Bangles, and Beads is based on the second theme of Borodin's "String Quartet in D"; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring a muted trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

Sway by Pablo Beltrán Ruiz (1953), English lyrics by Norman Gimbel, arr. by Myles Collins
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn and vocalist-trumpeter Glen Newton)

Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries by Lew Brown and Ray Henderson (1931), arr. by Dick Lieb; a big hit for Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees
(featuring a solo by alto saxophonist Kay Foster)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

'S Wonderful by George and Ira Gershwin (1927), arr. by Dave Wolpe; this song was introduced in the Broadway musical Funny Face (1927).
(low key female vocal; featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

That Old Black Magic by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen (1942), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the Paramount picture "Star Spangled Rhythm". First performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring a solo by trombonist George Henly)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Happy Birthday to Bertha (request; band improvisation)

**** INTERMISSION (around 2:05 to 2:20) ****

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)

Two By Two 2019 by Glen Newton (2012, revised in 2019), arr. by Glen Newton; featuring duets by pairs of band members who share a first name
(featuring solos by Tom Huelsmann, bass trombone (at E); Bill Frank, alto sax (at F); Glen Peterson, tenor sax (at G); Chris Gerhardson, trombone (at H); and duets by Dan D. and Dan T.; Bill F. and Bill P.; Mark S. and Mark L.; Glen P. and Glen N.; and Mike and Chris (subbing for Michael))

Brazil by Ary Barroso (1939), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring guest percussionists from the audience, with solos by Jim Foster, drums; Kay Foster, alto sax; Glen Peterson, tenor sax; and Mike Holt, piano)

Waltzing Matilda lyrics by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson (1895) and Marie Cowan (1903), tune based loosely on "The Bonnie Woods of Craigielee," a Scottish tune from ca. 1820; arr. by C. Lloyd; this version is not a waltz at all - Matilda can swing to this one!
(featuring solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, and Mark Lee, trumpet.)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Candy by Mack David, Joan Whitney, and Alex Kramer (1944), arr. by Kris Berg
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

I Can't Get Started by Ira Gershwin and Vernon Duke (1935), transcribed anonymously from the Bunny Berigan recording; #9 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 all-time popular music standards list; first performance by the Roseville Big Band of this arrangement!
(featuring trumpeter Mark Syman and vocalist Keith Miner)

Foo Birds of a Feather by Reginald Thomas (2015), arr. by Reginald Thomas; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax (75-108); and Mike Holt, piano; skip from 41 to 75, don't repeat from 108 back to 77, skip from 133 to 166 except that trumpets will take the pickups into 166)

A Wonderful Day Like Today by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (1964), arr. by Lennie Niehaus
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

I'm Beginning to See the Light by Don George, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington, and Harry James (1944), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring an alto sax solo by Kay Foster and a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald; starting with 4 bars by the rhythm section befoe the first pickups)

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)

Little Annie by Len Yaeger (2019), arr. by Len Yaeger; a fantasy on the folk song "Annie Laurie"; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring the saxophone section, with solos by Glen Peterson and Dan Desmonds, tenor saxes; George Henly and Keith Miner, trombones; Mike Holt, piano; and Jim Foster, drum set)

Fascinating Rhythm by George & Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Keith Miner, trombone)

The Maine Coon Cat Waltz by Glen Newton (2014), a tribute to the "gentle giants" of the cat world.
(featuring a flute solo by Bill Frank and an alto horn solo by Glen Newton)

Second Hand Rose by Grant Clarke and James F. Hanley (1921), arr. by Glen Newton, sung by Fanny Brice in Ziegfeld Follies of 1921
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

In the Mood by Joe Garland (1939), arr. by Jeff Tyzik; #2 on KLBB's All-Time Hits list and #5 (Glenn Miller) on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; this is the version you might have heard Doc Severinson play on the Tonight Show.
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Kay Foster on alto sax, and trumpeters Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, and Glen Newton)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), 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): George Henly, Keith Miner, Chris Gerhardson, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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