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Swingtime Presents Afternoon Dance Sunday, Oct. 15
8th Oct 2017 Swingtime Presents Afternoon Dance Sunday, Oct. 15
$5 Dance Lessons Available One Hour Before Event Begins

MELBOURNE, FL, September 22, 2017 – Swingtime – the Big Band ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band – will present a “Sunday Afternoon Special” dance on October 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. Dance tickets are $7 in advance at various outlets, or $10 at the door or online.

“This is our third afternoon dance and they are extremely popular,” said Conductor Art Martin. “Some of our patrons are looking for something to enjoy on a weekend afternoon and others simply can’t attend an evening event. In any case, we promise they will experience all the fun of our regular dances.”

Martin will lead Swingtime in an up-temp selection of big band, jazz and other arrangements spanning the work of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Les Brown, Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughn and Rosemary Clooney.

The event is BYOB and the auditorium will have a concession area with hot dogs, hamburgers, snacks, soft drinks, bottled water and ice for sale. Tables can be reserved in advance for eight or more people by calling MMB Auxiliary President Marci Hutson at 321-339-7705.

Advance tickets may be purchased in Melbourne at WMMB Radio and the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum, at Marion Music in Palm Bay, Brass and Reed Music Center in Merritt Island, Guitar Haven in Indian Harbour Beach, Art Gallery of Viera, and Ocean Sports World in Cocoa Beach.

Those who would like to brush up on their dancing skills can do so from 1 to 2 p.m., when Laura Beers offers lessons (www.adancersvoice.com or 751-4766). The fee for lessons is $5, payable to the instructor.

Call 321-339-7705 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org for more information and the specific addresses of ticket outlets.

Swingtime is the 22-piece Big Band ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band, playing music from the 1920s to the 1970s. The for-hire band features saxophones, trombones, trumpets, a piano, guitar, bass and trap set, along with two vocalists and a conductor/announcer. Swingtime Lite is a smaller version of the full band.