Roseville Big Band Concert at Beacon Hill Retirement Community Ice Cream Social,
5300 Beacon Hill Road, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345
July 9, 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

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

April in Paris by Vernon Duke and E. Y. Harburg (1932), arr. by Bob Lowden; one of Count Basie's classic hits
(featuring solos by Greg Michnay, trombone, and Dan Theobald, trumpet [skip 2nd ending; play final strain just twice, not three times])

Satin Doll by Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, and Johnny Mercer (1958), arr. by Sammy Nestico; one of the Duke Ellington classics, played often by Count Basie's band.
(featuring solos by Mike Holt, piano; Mark Syman, flugelhorn; and Sue Wells, tenor sax; with the Rosetones vocal quartet)

Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree by Lew Brown, Charles Tobias, and Sam Stept (1942)
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with vocal solos by Bruce Stasch, Glen Newton, and Karen Dunn)

Fever by John Davenport and Eddie Cooley (1956), arr. by Roger Holmes; a tribute to the late great Peggy Lee!
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with a solo by trombonist George Henly and fills on trumpet with plunger by Glen Newton [repeat from 25 back to 9; take ending #1])

Sweet Georgia Brown by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard, & Kenneth Casey (1925), arr. by Sammy Nestico; the 1949 whistling version of this song by Brother Bones and His Shadows was adopted by the Harlem Globetrotters as their theme in 1952.
(featuring solos by Sue Wells, tenor sax (at 37), and Dan Theobald, trumpet (at 53) [no extra repeats])

I'll Never Smile Again/Dream Medley, arr. by Mike Carubia; "I'll Never Smile Again" by Ruth Lowe (1938), the Tommy Dorsey version stayed at #1 on the Billboard charts for 12 weeks in 1940; "Dream" by Johnny Mercer (1944), originally written as a theme for his radio program
(featuring the Rosetones)

Introduction of the Rosetones to the audience

You've Got a Friend in Me by Randy Newman (1995), arr. by Mark Taylor; originally written as the theme song for the 1995 Disney·Pixar animated film Toy Story, it has since become the theme song for its sequels, Toy Story 2 (1999) and Toy Story 3 (2010). The song was nominated for both the 1996 Academy Award for Best Original Song and the 1995 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song
(featuring vocalists Karen Dunn and Glen Newton with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Skyliner by Charlie Barnet (1944), arr. by Sammy Nestico
[cut from 133 to 185]

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

The Lady is a Tramp by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring the Rosetones, with a scat vocal solo by Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Three Coins in the Fountain by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1954), arr. by Richard Maltby

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

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)
This selection is a bonus track on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park (+8) CD.


Tribute to Woody by Jimmy Guiffre (Four Brothers), Ralph Burns and Woody Herman (Early Autumn), Joe Bishop and Woody Herman (Woodchopper's Ball), (1947, 1949, and 1929) arr. by Sammy Nestico
(featuring Glen Peterson, tenor saxophone, Kay Foster, clarinet, and the Roseville Big Band saxophone section)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

The Glory of Love by Billy Hill (1936), arr. by Dave Wolpe, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; Benny Goodman's 1936 recording was a #1 pop hit in 1936. After saying goodbye to his career as a violinst with the Boston Symphony, Hill turned to songwriting. His first big hit, in 1933, was "The Last Roundup", and his string of hits made him one of the most successful songwriters in Tin Pan Alley. "The Glory of Love" was his biggest hit, even bigger than "Have You Ever Been Lonely", whose lyrics he wrote under the pseudonym of George "Funky" Brown.
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with Kay Foster on alto sax)

Brown Wore Black composed and arranged by Glen Newton (2003); dedicated to the volunteers of CTV15, Community Television for the Northern Suburbs
(featuring solos by George Henly, trombone (1st time at C); Dan Theobald, trumpet (2nd time at C); and Glen Newton, trumpet (at G))

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)

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

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)

My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Cole Porter (1938), arr. by Richard Maltby; from the musical "Leave It To Me", in honor of Father's Day, June 19 [omitted due to lack of time]

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)

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 Sue Wells on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

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 trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter by Joe Young and Fred E. Ahlert (1935), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with soprano sax soloist Kay Foster)

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: Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto and flute), Kay Foster (alto and soprano), Sue Wells (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Mark Lee, Mark Syman, and Carol Jensen
Trombones: George Henly, Greg Michnay, Terri Finch, and Michael Sweet (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Ron Rasmussen (string bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocalists: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton)

At 1:00 p.m., Barry Spiers, Beacon Hill Adminsitrator, welcomed the guests. Then Pastor Gene Sipprell led everyone in prayer.

Between 300 and 400 people attended the ice cream social, despite the heat in the high 80's.

This was the Roseville Big Band's 18th concert for a Beacon Hill ice cream social. We played every year from 2004, except in 2020, when the event was cancelled because of Covid.

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Friday, July 15, 2022.

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