Directed by Glen Newton

Concert at Rosepointe Senior Living
2555 Hamline Ave. N., Roseville 55113
October 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Band: wear RBB shirts and khaki shorts or slacks.

Dance to the Big Band Swing composed and arranged by Glen Newton (1999); a Roseville Big Band original and its opening theme song
(featuring vocalist 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.

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 Kurt Christensen on trumpet and Dan Carlson on tenor sax, with Glen Newton on the telephone)

(It Seems to Me I've) Heard That Song Before by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne (1942); a huge hit for trumpeter Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest; sung by Frank Sinatra in the Republic motion picture "Youth on Parade"; charted at #1 for 13 weeks in 1943.
(featuring trumpeter Dan Theobald and vocalist Glen Newton)

Introduction of the trombone section to the audience

Rosie the Riveter by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb (1942), arr. by Julie Zeidel, vocal arr. by Glen Newton
(featuring vocalists Bob Nielsen and Glen Newton, with a trombone solo by George Henly and Mark Lee on the ratchet)
This selection is available on the Roseville Big Band Concert in the Park CD and cassette tape

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)

Introduction of the trumpet and flugelhorn section to the audience

As Long as I'm Singing by Bobby Darin (1962), arr. by Jerry Nowak; Darrin began his career as a songwriter for Connie Francis and others, finally recording a million-seller song in 1958: "Splish Splash". His first two-million seller was 1960's "Mack the Knife". After a career as a singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and mentor to upcoming talent, Darren died at age 37 following a heart operation.
(featuring vocalist Glen Newton, with an alto saxophone solo by Bill Frank (56-64))

The Maine Coon Cat Waltz by Glen Newton (2014), a tribute to the "gentle giants" of the cat world.
(play F & G once; with a trumpet solo by Glen Newton)

Introduction of the saxophone section to the audience

Don't Get Around Much Anymore by Bob Russell and Duke Ellington (1942), arr. by Roger Pemberton; the tune was originally called "Never No Lament" and was first recorded by Ellington in 1940 as a big-band instrumental. Russell's lyrics and the new title were added in 1942.
(featuring vocalist Keith Miner singing and scatting)

Alley Cat by Frank Bjorn (a pseudonym of Danish pianist and composer Bent Fabric) (1962), arr. by Paul Cox; the tune reached #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #2 on the Easy Listening chart in 1962.
(featuring pianist Mike Holt, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson)

Introduction of the rhythm section to the audience

Moonlight in Vermont by Karl Suessdorf and John Blackburn (1944), arr. by Dave Wolpe; the unofficial song of the state of Vermont, it is frequently played as the first song at Vermont wedding receptions; each verse (excluding the bridge) is a haiku, with phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables.
(high key male version; featuring vocalist Keith Miner, with a tenor sax solo by Glen Peterson (36-47) and a trombone solo by Glen Newton (48-64))

That Old Black Magic by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen (1942), arr. by Dave Wolpe; from the Paramount picture "Star Spangled Rhythm".
(featuring solos by trombonist George Henly and tenor saxophonist Glen Peterson)

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

The Roseville Big Band:

Saxes (left to right): Glen Peterson (tenor), Bill Frank (alto), Dan Desmonds (alto), Dan Carlson (tenor), and Ellen Sorenson (baritone)
Trumpets and Flugelhorns (left to right): Dan Theobald, Kurt Christensen, 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
Rhythm: Mike Holt (piano), John Seal (guitar), Eric Laska (bass), and Jim Foster (drums)
Vocal: Glen Newton, Bob Nielsen, and Keith Miner

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