Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, June 15, 2021, 7:00 - 8:03 p.m.

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

Directed by Glen Newton
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Band: Wear tan/khaki slacks or shorts and the new summer shirts. Here are pictures from the concert.

Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring the Rosetones, 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.

Introduction of the Rosetones to the audience

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer (1952), band arr. by Sammy Nestico, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Rosetones, with solos by Mark Syman on flugelhorn, Ira Adelman on tenor sax, and Mike Holt on piano)

Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Carl Sigman and Jerry Gray (1940), arr. by Jerry Gray, as played by Glenn Miller and his orchestra; help us by shouting out this famous telephone number!
(featuring solos by Dan Theobald on trumpet and Glen Peterson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Every Day I Have the Blues by Pinetop and Marion Sparks (1935), arr. by Roger Holmes; recorded in 1949 by Memphis Slim (Peter Chapman), with the title "Nobody Loves Me"; Joe Williams' 1955 recording of "Every Day I Have the Blues" with Count Basie was added to the Grammy Hall of Fame for recordings of particular historical or qualitative importance in 1992.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a plastic red trombone solo by Glen Newton)

Georgia on My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), band arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; in 1979, the state of Georgia designated it the official state song. If you watched the CBS sitcom Designing Women from 1986 through 1993, you'd have heard this song every week as the show's theme. If you're a fan of drum and bugle corps, you've probably heard it performed as a warmup or encore by the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps. And if you're a country music fan, you know it from Ray Charles' 1960 hit recording and WIllie Nelson's chart-topping and Grammy-winning performance in 1978.
(featuring the Rosetones, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

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; Ira Adelman, tenor sax, and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

This Masquerade by Leon Russell (1972), arr. by Rick Stitzel; George Benson's recording won a grammy for Record of the Year in 1977; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience and demonstration of the difference between trumpet and flugelhorn

Song of the Volga Boatmen traditional Russian song, arr. by Bill Finegan; the Glenn Miller band's recording of this arrangement was the #1 song on the U. S. charts in 1941.
(featuring an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

Side by Side by Harry Woods (1927), arr. by Glen Newton; Woods, who practised songwriting only as a sideline, wrote numerous other 1920s standards, including "When the Red, Red Robin (Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along)" and "I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover"
(featuring the Rosetones)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

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, Tom Huelsmann, George Henly, and Michael Sweet)

Ain't Misbehavin' by Andy Razaf, Fats Waller, and Harry Brooks (1929), band arr. by Art Dedrick, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring the Rosetones, with a scat vocal solo by Keith Miner)

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:

Saxes: Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Sue Wells (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets/Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), Eric Laska (bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton) and Keith Miner

About 120 people attended the concert. We gave away three Concert in the Park cassette tapes.

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Friday, July 30, 2021.


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