Roseville Big Band Concert at Beacon Hill Retirement Community Ice Cream Social,
5300 Beacon Hill Road, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55345
June 17, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Directed by Glen Newton

Songs crossed off were omitted due to lack of time.

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.

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)

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)

Shiny Stockings by Frank Foster (1957), arr. by Sammy Nestico; a mega-hit for the Count Basie orchestra
(featuring solos by Mark Syman, trumpet, and Mike Holt, piano)

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 Bruce Stasch and the Rosetones, with a trumpet solo by Dan Theobald)

One O'Clock Jump by Count Basie (1938), arr. by Richard Maltby

Nice Work if You Can Get It by George and Ira Gershwin (1937), arr. by Dave Wolpe
(featuring Karen Dunn and the Rosetones, and a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

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)

Moonglow by Will Hudson, Eddie DeLange and Irving Mills (1934), arr. by Mike Carubia; composer Will Hudson wrote "Moonglow" as the theme song for his band that played at the Graystone Ballroom in Detroit; about 7 years later he began to focus full-time on arranging, and when he joined the Army Air Force in 1943, he became the arranger for the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band.
(featuring the Rosetones)

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 Keith Miner)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

You Made Me Love You by Joe McCarthy and James V. Monaco (1913), arr. by Eric Richards; the song that made Harry James' band #1 in the nation; first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by Mike Holt, Piano)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

Minnie the Moocher by Cab Calloway (1930's), lyric selection by Kay Foster; Cab Calloway's biggest hit, with a story that evolved over the years; this is a combination of several versions
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner, trumpeter Dan Theobald, and trombonist Glen Newton, with audience participation on the "Hi De Ho"s)


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)

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)

Shea at Play by Len Yaeger (2021); first performance by the Roseville Big Band
(featuring solos by Mike Holt, piano; George Henly, trombone; and Dan Theobald, trumpet)

This Masquerade by Leon Russell (1972), arr. by Rick Stitzel; George Benson's 1976 recording won a Grammy for Record of the Year and was nominated for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male. Our version is influenced by Russell, Benson, and the Carpenters' 1973 recording.
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

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 18

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)

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)

On the Sunny Side of the Street by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields (1930), arr. by Mike Carubia; #10 on Billboard Magazine's 1955 list; introduced in the Broadway musical "Lew Leslie's International Review"
(featuring the Rosetones vocal quartet)

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)

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), Dan Carlson (tenor), and Dan Desmonds (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns: Dan Theobald, Mark Lee, Mark Syman, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones: George Henly, Keith Miner, Chris Gerhardson, and Tom Huelsman (bass trombone); Glen Newton played trombone whiel Keith sang Minnie the Moocher.
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Eric Laska (electric bass), Jim Foster (drums), and Glen Newton (vibraphone)
Vocalists: The Rosetones (Karen Dunn, Diane Dolinar, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton) and Keith Miner

A few minutes before 1:00 pm., Pastor Gene Sipprell led everyone in prayer.

At the end of the intermission, Luke Jackson, Beacon Hill Adminsitrator, welcomed the guests.

Over 250 people attended the ice cream social.

This was the Roseville Big Band's 19th 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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