Swingtime’s November 15 Dance Salutes Veterans
4th Nov 2018 Swingtime’s November 15 Dance Salutes Veterans
Active Duty Military and Veterans Admitted Free with Military ID

MELBOURNE, FL, October 19, 2018 – Swingtime – the “Big Band” ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band – presents its annual “Salute to Our Veterans” dance on Thursday, November 15, 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. Vocalist Len Fallen will be featured.

“This concert gives us the chance every year to say thank you to our veterans and service members for their dedicated service to defending our freedoms,” said Art Martin, Swingtime conductor. “We hope everyone will come to hear the music and participate in honoring those who have worn our nation’s uniform.”

The event is BYOB. Snacks and mixers will be available for purchase. 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 Genesis Boutique, 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 a larger venue – the Hilton Rialto. Cost is $125 per person, or a table for 10 can be reserved for $1,250.

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.