Directed by Glen Newton

Free Concert in Roseville Central Park
at The Rog (Southeast corner of Lexington and Co. Rd. C)
June 13, 2023, 7:00-8:15 p.m.


Band: wear RBB shirts and khaki shorts or slacks.

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.

Y.M.C.A. by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis (1978), arr. by John Berry, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; Y.M.C.A. reached #2 on the U.S. charts in early 1979 and reached No.1 in the UK around the same time, becoming the Village People's biggest hit ever; the YMCA dance was first shown during the January 6, 1979, episode of American Bandstand; at Yankee Stadium, after the fifth inning, the grounds crew traditionally takes a break from grooming the infield to lead the crowd in the dance; at Chicago's Wrigley Field, the song will be played and the fans do the dance as the visiting team takes out their pitcher in the middle of an inning.
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet, with solos by tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson and trumpeter Dan Theobald, with Bob Nielsen leading the dancing, and an audience full of singers and spellers)

Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock (1962), arr. by Chris Sharp; Hancock wrote this for his debut album, "Takin' Off"
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet with plunger; George Henly, trombone; Bill Frank, alto sax; John Seal, guitar; and Jim Foster, drum set)

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 Dan Carlson, tenor sax; with the Rosetones vocal quartet)

Introduction of the saxophone section 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 Rosetones to the audience

Feeling Good by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (1964), arr. by Roger Holmes; from "The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd"
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn, with Glen Newton, trumpet with plunger)

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 18

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

I Won't Last a Day Without You by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols (1971), band arr. by Bob Lowden, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; in 1974, the Carpenters' recording reached #1 on the Easy Listening (aka Adult Contemporary) chart published by Billboard magazine.
(featuring vocal soloist Bruce Stasch and the Rosetones)

Work Song by Nat Adderly (1960), arr. by Erik Morales
(featuring solos by Kay Foster, alto sax, Dan Theobald, trumpet, and Dan Desmonds, baritone sax)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

I Love Being Here with You by Peggy Lee and Bill Schluger (1960), arr. by John Clayton; If you watched the Ed Sullivan Show in the 1960's you might have seen this song sung by Peggy Lee in 1961 and Ella Fitzgerald in 1964. This arrangement is based on Queen Latifah's 21st century version.
(featuring vocal soloist Keith Miner)

Corner Pocket by Freddie Green (1955), arr. by Ernie Wilkins, trans. by Myles Collins; a classic from the Count Basie band, first popularized by Count Basie's recording for his 1957 album "April in Paris"; Freddie Green played rhythm guitar in the Basie band for nearly 50 years
(featuring solos by Mike Holt, piano; Dan Theobald and Mark Syman, trumpets; and Dan Carlson, tenor sax)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Blue Skies by Irving Berlin (1926), arr. by Paul Jennings; featured in the first talkie, Al Jolson's "The Jazz Singer" (1927) and in a variety of others, including "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002).
(featuring the Rosetones, with solos by pianist Mike Holt and scat vocalist Keith Miner)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

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)

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 Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): George Henly, Keith Miner, Michael Sweet, and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone while Keith sang I Love Being Here with You
Rhythm: Glen Newton (vibraphone), 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

Around 160 people were in the audience at Central Park.

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Friday, July 14, 2023.

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