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Swingtime Brings Big Band Favorites to The Henegar Center
27th Oct 2017 Swingtime Brings Big Band Favorites to The Henegar Center
MELBOURNE, FL, October 23, 2017 – Swingtime, the Big Band ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band, is bringing the popular sounds of the 1940s and ‘50s to The Henegar Center, 625 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, on Saturday, November 4, beginning at 8 p.m.

The concert will feature Swingtime Conductor Art Martin leading the band in a variety of tunes, including Harlem Nocturne, Unchained Melody, Big Band Medley from Tommy Dorsey, and songs from Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, to name just a few. Popular vocalists Len Fallen, Sally Hart, and the Swingtimers Vocal Trio also will perform during the event.

Tickets are $23, inclusive of fees, and may be purchased online at henegar.org, or by calling 321-723-8698 (Henegar Box Office) or 321-339-7705 (MMB). A portion of ticket sale proceeds will benefit The Henegar Center.

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.

About the Henegar Center
The Henegar Center for the Arts is committed to operating a community arts center that provides quality cultural and educational programs, opportunities for community use and continues to preserve and maintain its historic significance. At the heart of the Center is a 493-seat, proscenium style theater designed by a Tony Award-winning Broadway set designer. The stage features a main stage curtain from the original Broadway production of The King and I, with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems for the highest quality productions.

About the Melbourne Municipal Band
The mission of the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB), established in 1965, is to bring free concerts to area residents and visitors, to promote music appreciation and education – particularly among young people – and to provide members of the band with an avenue for music performance and development. One-third of the band`s 80-plus members are professional musicians. In a typical year, the band serves 20,000 attendees, and its members give 27,000 hours of community service in the form of rehearsals and performance time.