Swingtime’s June Moon Ball rises June 19


Swingtime — the “Big Band” dance ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band — celebrates the start of summer with its annual June Moon Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 19 at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Ave. 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, polkas, Latin music and the occasional rock tune. Vocalists Sally Hart and Len Fallen, both local favorites and Swingtime regulars, will be featured.  

“For anyone who enjoys dancing or who just likes to listen to great music, this will be a wonderful and fun evening,” said Art Martin, Swingtime conductor. “You don’t have to dance to attend. Our patrons always enjoy this annual event — they think it’s a great way to get into the ‘swing’ of summer.”

The event is BYOB and the band auxiliary will have a concession table with 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 Harbor Beach, and Art Gallery of Viera. 

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. The fee for lessons is $5, payable to the instructor.  

Call 321-339-7705 for Swingtime dance information, or go to melbournemunicipalband.org for the specific addresses of ticket outlets. 

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