Swingtime presents annual June Moon Dance


Swingtime, a 22-piece Big Band ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band, will celebrate the start of summer with its annual June Moon Dance at 7 p.m. June 22, at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Blvd. Dance tickets are $7 in advance at various outlets, or $10 at the door or online.

Conductor Art Martin will lead the band in a variety of big band, jazz and other arrangements from masters such as Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and Les Brown, and some Frank Sinatra tunes. Popular local vocalist Len Fallen will perform.

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 321- 339-7705.

Advance tickets may be purchased in Melbourne at WMMB Radio and Genesis House Boutique, Marion Music in Palm Bay, Brass and Reed Music Center in Merritt Island and the Art Gallery of Viera.

Laura Beers offers lessons to those who would like to brush up on their dancing skills. Lessons are held from 6 to 7 p.m. The fee for lessons is $5, payable to the instructor.

For more information, call 321-339-7705 or go to melbournemunicipalband.org.

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