Swingtime Offers Up “Musical Refreshment” at October Concert
Melbourne Municipal Band
MELBOURNE, FL, September 19, 2017 – Swingtime, the Big Band ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band, invites its patrons to Join Us for a Drink – figuratively – as it presents an evening of music that’s all about liquid refreshment. The concerts will be held Wednesday and Thursday, October 11 and 12, 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 concerts will feature Swingtime Conductor Art Martin leading the band in a variety of tunes, including “Tea for Two,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” “Scotch & Soda,” “Beer Barrel Polka,” “Cocktails for Two,” “Java Jive,” and “Moonlight Cocktails.”
Popular vocalists Len Fallen, Sally Hart, and the Swingtimers Vocal Trio will perform during the event. The Clarinetics, a small ensemble of clarinets, 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.