Swingtime’s November Dance Salutes Veterans
7th Nov 2017 Swingtime’s November Dance Salutes Veterans
 Active Duty Military and Veterans Admitted Free with Military ID

MELBOURNE, FL, October 25, 2017 –
Swingtime – the “Big Band” ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band – presents its annual “Salute to Veterans” dance on Thursday, November 16, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Ave. Military personnel and veterans are admitted free with military ID. For others, dance tickets are $7 in advance at various outlets, or $10 at the door or online.

The evening will include a wide variety of musical selections for all ages, including swing, waltz, Latin music and the occasional rock tune. Vocalists Len Fallen and Dorothy Wright will be featured.

“This concert allows us to express our gratitude for the sacrifices made every day by our men and women in uniform,” said Art Martin, Swingtime conductor. “We hope everyone will come to hear the music and be part of this celebration.”

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 dancing skills can do so from 6 to 7 p.m., when Laura Beers offers lessons ( or 751-4766). The fee for lessons is $5, payable to the instructor.

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

Tickets are also available now for Swingtime’s annual New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance, December 31 at 8 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Viera. Cost is $110 per person, or a table for 10 can be reserved for $1,100.

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 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.