Directed by Glen Newton

Concert at Rosepointe Senior Living
2555 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville 55113
July 5, 2022, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


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.
(featuring a solo by trumpeter Mark Lee)

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the musical "Babes in Arms", the classic "Hey, kids, let's put on a show" musical, this song is a spoof on New York high society and its strict etiquette. After their parents leave for the vaudeville circuit, kids stage a revue, which bombs, but then a French aviator lands nearby and they get enough publicity to put on a great show and start their own youth center. This show also gave us "Funny Valentin", "Where or When", and "Johnny One Note".
(featuring The Rosetones, with a scat vocal by Keith Miner)

Scat vocal demo and introduction of the Rosetones to the audience

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)

String of Pearls by Jerry Gray (1942), arr. by Johnny Warrington; the Glenn Miller band's recording was ranked #1 in the US for two weeks in 1942 and remained on the Billboard best sellers chart for 21 weeks.
(with solos by Kay Foster, alto sax; Glen Newton, trumpet; and Mike Holt, piano)

Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (1964), arr. by Roger Holmes; from "The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd", this song is about maintaining status quo in British society. The musical also gave us "Who Can I Turn To?" and "A Wonderful Day Like Today".
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with Glen Newton playing trumpet with plunger)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Someone to Watch Over Me by George and Ira Gershwin (1926), arr. by Dave Wollpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; this slow version has endured as a standard of the jazz and pop repertoire, in contrast with the Gershwin Brothers' up-tempo original treatment in the musical "Oh, Kay".
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet with soloist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the Rosetones to the audience

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 to the audience

All the Things You Are by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II (1939), arr. by Mark Taylor; introduced in the 1939 musical "Very Warm for May", a musical about Long Island society girl May Graham fleeing threatening gangsters and hiding out with an avant garde summer stock troup in Connecticut. The show suffered from competition with George White's Scandals and comparison with Babes in Arms, which had been a hit in New York the previous year.
(featuring alto sax soloist Kay Foster and flugelhorn soloist Mark Syman)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

Love is Here to Stay by George and Ira Gershwin (1938), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; first performed by Kenny Baker in "The Goldwyn Follies" in 1938, a satire on Hollywood about a producer who hires a "simple girl" to be Miss Humanity and evaluate his films from the ordinary person's point of view. It became popular when sung by Gene Kelly to Leslie Caron in the film "American in Paris" in 1951, but some of our audience members will have first heard the song in the movie "When Harry Met Sally" (1989), sung by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald.
(high key male version; featuring the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

Tonight by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim (1956), arr. by Ted Ingram; from the 1957 musical "West Side Story," sung whiel Tony visits Maria on the fire escape outside her partment, a modernized version of the balcony scene from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Secret Love by Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster (1953), arr. by Steve Wright; introduced by Doris Day in the 1953 film "Calamity Jane," winning the Academy Award for Best Original Song. The film, set in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, centers around a sharpshooter in the Wild Bill Hickok show, which viewers woulld recognize as patterned after real-life sharpshooter Annie Oakley in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
(featuring a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson and a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing by Duke Ellington (1932), arr. by Mike Carubia; Ellington's original 1932 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008
(featuring the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Mark Lee)

The Roseville Big Band:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Kay Foster (alto), Dan Carlson (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Dan Gaisford; Glen Newton played 5th trumpet on All the Things You Are
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Justin Schoenherr (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

About 50 RosePointe residents attended the concert.

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