Concert in the Frank Rog Amphitheatre, August 17, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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

Directed by Glen Newton
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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.

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. First published in Mily Balikirev's book of folk songs in 1866, it was sung by the men who pulled barges upstream on the Volga River.
(featuring a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald and an alto sax solo by Bill Frank)

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 Rosetones 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 the Rosetones, with a scat vocal by Keith Miner)

Pick Yourself Up by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern (1936), arr. by Sammy Nestico; introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1936 film Swing Time;"Nothing's impossible I have found, For when my chin is on the ground I pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again."
(featuring solos by Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Dan Gaisford, trumpet)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Love is Here to Stay by George and Ira Gershwin (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring Bruce Stasch and the Rosetones, and a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell (1932), arr. by Matt Harris; Ronell was one of the first successful Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley female composers or librettists. She cowrote Walt Disney's first hit song, "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" for the 1933 cartoon Three Little Pigs.
(featuring vocalist and scat singer Keith Miner, with a trombone solo by George Henly)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

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)

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'e 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

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1939); originally titled "Anywhere the Bluebird Goes", Stept's melody is an updated version of the 19th century English folk song, "Long, Long Ago"; with lyrics by Brown and Tobias, its debut was in the 1939 musical "Yokel Boy"; but after the US entered WWII in December 1941, they updated the lyrics, including the phrase "... till I come marching home."; recorded in February, 1942, by Glenn Miller with Tex Beneke and the Modernaires on the vocals, then featured in May, 1942, in the film "Private Buckaroo" performed by the Andrews Sisters with the Harry James orchestra; their version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016. Kay Kyser's orchestra also had a hit recording, joining the Miller and Andrews Sisters versions to make it one of the few songs in history to have three different recordings on the radio hit parade at the same time.
(featuring the Rosetones)

I've Got a Gal in Kalamazoo by Mack Gordon and Harry Warren (1942), arr. by Mike Carubia; featured in the movie "Orchestra Wives", this song was a #1 hit for Glenn Miller. Like "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree", the recording featured tenor saxophonist/vocalist Tex Beneke and The Modernaires. It popularized the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, the home of Western Michigan University and five other colleges.
(Featuring the Rosetones, with Glen in the Tex Beneke role, and Karen, Diane, and Bruce as The Modernaires)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

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 Glen Peterson on tenor sax, Mike Holt on piano, and Eric Laska on electric bass)

Roseville Big Band performers for this concert:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Ira Adelman (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Sue Wells (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Jeff Olsen, Dan Gaisford, 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: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton), and Keith Miner

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