Directed by Glen Newton

Concert at The Rog
Roseville Central Park
July 4, 2022, 7:30-8:30 p.m.


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)

Welcome and introduction of the Roseville Big Band 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)

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 a poem --- 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; and the majestic view of the Great Plains from high atop Pikes Peak. Her poem, "Pikes Peak," was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. It was retitled "America the Beautiful" when published in 1910 with Ward's music.
(featuring vocalists Bruce Stasch, Karen Dunn, and Keith Miner, with the audience singing on the last chorus)

American Patrol by Frank W. Meacham (1885), arr. by Jerry Gray; the Glenn Miller band's 1942 recording of this arrangement reached #15 on the Billboard magazine chart that year. On June 28, 1870, Congress created four Federal holidays: New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Originally only Federal employees in Washington D. C. got the holidays, but in 1885, the same year Meacham wrote American Patrol, Congress extended the olidays to all Federal employees.
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Mark Lee)

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 saxophone 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 Dan Carlson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

Somebody Loves Me by B. G. DeSylva, George Gershwin, and Ballard McDonald (1924), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton ; featured in the Broadway revue 'George White's Scandals of 1924', later featured in five different films, including being sung by Doris Day in the 1951 film 'Lullaby of Broadway'
(featuring the Rosetones, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the trombone section and Rosetones to the audience

Rock Around the Clock by Jimmy DeKnight and Max Freedman (1952), arr. by Glen Newton; the song that put Bill Haley & His Comets at the top of the U.S. and U.K. charts in 1954.
(featuring the Rhythm & Swing dancers, with solos by Dan Desmonds on baritone sax, and Dan Gaisford and Glen Newton on trumpets)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Georgia On My Mind by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (1930), arr. by Dave Wolpe; Gorrell wrote the lyrics for Hoagy's sister, Georgia Carmichael, but since the ambiguity of the lyrics made it apply equally well to a woman or a state, it became the official song of the State of Georgia in 1979.
(featuring the Rosetones, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder (1976), arr. by Michael Philip Mossman; a tribute to jazz giant Duke Ellington, who had died in 1974, and other stars of the big band era, this track from his album "Songs in the Key of Life" reached #1 on the pop and R&B charts. At age 13, Steveland Hardaway Morris, "Little Stevie Wonder" becamse the youngest artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson, and drummer Jim Foster [cut from 59 (after beat 1) to 71 (after beat 1)])

Introduction of the rhythm section and the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

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, Jeff Olsen, and Glen Newton)

The Roseville Big Band:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto and clarinet), Dan Carlson (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Jeff Olsen, Mark Lee, and Dan Gaisford
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Greg Michnay, and Michael Sweet (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton), and Keith Miner

Rhythm & Swing: Stephanie King & Ian De Silva; Rachel Statz & Emma Hoekstra (leading); Abby Herzog & Mike Burns

Choreography by Cindy Gardner. Rhythm & Swing has performed with the Roseville Big Band on July 4 since 1995.

Around 3000 people were in the audience at Central Park.

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