Two concerts featuring the rhythmic, toe-tapping sounds of Boogie music will be presented by Swingtime on March 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. There is no charge for the concert and tickets are not required.
The Let’s Boogie concerts will feature Swingtime Conductor Art Martin leading the band in a variety of tunes, including “It Don’t Mean A Thing if it Ain’t got that Swing
,” “Knock On Wood
,” “Saturday Night Fish Fry
” and a Big Band medley that includes “No Name Jive
,” “Woodchoppers Ball
,” “Trumpet Blues
,” “String of Pearls
” and “Sing Sing Sing
Popular vocalists Len Fallen, Sally Hart, and the Swingtimers Vocal Trio will perform during the event. The New Horizons Band will provide pre-show entertainment.
Call 724-0555 or visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org
for more information.
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.