Directed by Glen Newton

Free Concert in Woodbury Central Park
8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury, MN 55125
October 10, 2023, 6:30-7:30 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 vocalists Karen Dunn, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton, 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.

Ciribiribin by Alberto Pestalozza (1898), arr. by Harry James, trans. by Bob Lowden; Harry James' theme song
(featuring trumpet soloist Dan Theobald)

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)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

Fascinating Rhythm by George & Ira Gershwin (1924), arr. by Sammy Nestico; introduced in the Broadway musical "Lady, Be Good!", the first Broadway collaboration of the Gershwin brothers.
(featuring Glen Peterson, tenor sax, and Keith Miner, trombone)

Skylark by Johnny Mercer and Hoagy Carmichael (1941), arr. by Jerry Nowak
(featuring vocalist Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Gospel John by Jeffrey E. Steinberg (1971), arr. by Andy Clark; first performance by the Roseville Big Band!
(featuring solos by Glen Newton, trumpet (63-78) and Dan Carlson (95-110))

Let's Call the Whole Thing Off by George and Ira Gershwin (1936), arr. by Nelson Riddle; introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as part of a dance duet on roller skates in the 1937 film "Shall We Dance"
(featuring vocalists Bruce Stasch and Karen Dunn)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

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 Chris Gerhardson and fills on trumpet with plunger by Glen Newton [repeat from 25 back to 9; take ending #1])

Ain't That a Kick in the Head by James Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn (1960), arr. by Mike Holt
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

The Maine Coon Cat Waltz by Glen Newton (2014), a tribute to the "gentle giants" of the cat world
(play F & G twice. 1st time at F: Glen Peterson on tenor sax, 1st time at G: Glen Newton on vibraphone, 2nd time at F: Bill Frank on flute, 2nd time at G: Mark Syman on flugelhorn)

Moon River by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer (1961), arr. by Joe Reisman, vocal arr. by Glen Newton; winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Song, from the 1961 movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Moon River won the 1962 Grammy awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
(featuring alto saxophonists Dan Carlson and Bill Frank and vocalists Karen Dunn, Bruce Stasch, and Glen Newton)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape.

Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett (1962), arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring Glen Newton as the scientist/rapper, Jim Foster as Igor, and Dave Bolan as the baritone sax soloist)

The Roseville Big Band:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Dan Carlson (alto), Sue Wells (tenor) and Dave Bolan (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Mark Syman, Mark Lee, and Bob Nielsen
Trombones (left to right): Chris Gerhardson, Keith Miner, Terri Finch and Tom Huelsmann (bass trombone)
Rhythm: Glen Newton (vibraphone), Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: Karen Dunn, Bruce Stasch, Glen Newton, and Keith Miner

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Tuesday, October 03, 2023.

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