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Swingtime Cools Down the Hot Temps During July 18 and 19 Concerts
9th Jul 2018 Swingtime Cools Down the Hot Temps During July 18 and 19 Concerts
Attendees can bring a picnic dinner to enjoy in air-conditioned comfort

MELBOURNE, Fla., June 19, 2018 –
Swingtime will play music that transports patrons to a cool place – and time – during its concerts July 18 and 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge for the concert and tickets are not required. Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.

Teddy Zadlow will be the guest conductor for the “Music to Cool You Off” concert. Zadlow is a highly accomplished musician who plays with both Swingtime and the Melbourne Municipal Band (MMB). He has performed on movie soundtracks and with many artists, including Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra, Lou Rawls, and The O’Jays. Now retired, he makes his home in Florida and New England with his wife of 42 years.

Just a few of the music selections for the concert include Moonlight Serenade, Summer Wind, The Pink Panther, Sentimental Journey and Copacabana. Popular vocalist Len Fallen, along with the Swingtimers Vocal Trio, will be featured.

The event is the second of the MMB’s annual summer “Not-In-The-Park” picnic concerts. Instead of traditional concert seating, long tables will be set up to enable a `dinner and show` experience in air-conditioned comfort. Audience members can bring along their picnic dinners or purchase food, drinks and snacks from the auditorium. No alcohol may be brought in.

For those who prefer not to dine, regular seating will be available at the front of the auditorium.

Swingtime is the 20-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.

Call 724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org for more information.

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.