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Swingtime’s Annual “Holiday Dance” Rings in the Season on December 1
20th Nov 2017 Swingtime’s Annual “Holiday Dance” Rings in the Season on December 1
MELBOURNE, FL, November 15, 2017 – Toe-tapping tunes and holiday classics will set the stage for the month’s celebrations when Swingtime presents its popular Holiday Dance, beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 1, at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd. Dance tickets are $7 in advance at various outlets, or $10 at the door or online. Len Fallen and Dorothy Wright will be the featured vocalists.

“Our December dance is always a great, up-beat event and very popular with our patrons,” said Art Martin, Swingtime conductor. “Everyone is in the holiday spirit and many people reserve tables to host their own holiday gathering for friends and family – complete with live music and dancing.”

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 6 to 7 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.

The Holiday Dance is one of two Swingtime events in December. The band is holding its fifth New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Dance on Dec. 31 at the Holiday Inn in Viera. The event – a sell-out the past four years – features hors d’oeuvres, an elegant sit-down dinner with floor show by the Swingtimers Vocal Trio, and dancing until 1 a.m. Tickets are $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.