By Amanda Anderson
BREVARD -- Celebrate summer's arrival with the Swingtime Jazz Band at its annual June Moon Ball.
The dance ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal band will host an evening of fun, music and dancing on Friday, June 21 at the Melbourne Auditorium from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door.
"The June Moon Ball has been a community tradition for many years," said Art Martin, conductor. "We like to think it gets everyone into the swing of the summer season and sometimes -- such as this year -- we are lucky to find that the evening is very close to the full moon, which is June 23."
Guests will enjoy a variety of musical delights, including swing, waltz, polka, Latin and the occasional rock tune. The Swingtime Jazz Band will also be joined by Brevard vocalists Sally Hart and Len Fallen. Mrs. Hart was a singing star with the Lawrence Welk band.
"We'll be playing 'In the Mood,' 'Mack the Knife,' 'Goody Goody,' 'Fly Me to the Moon' and 'Bandstand Boogie,' just to name a few," Mr. Martin added.
Those, who attend the concert and are looking to brush up on their dance moves, are invited to participate in dance lessons with Laura Beers at 6 p.m. Lessons are $5.
"The June Moon Ball is a great way to enjoy an evening of dancing and live music," Mr. Martin said. "Summer is just that season where everything is a little more relaxed, and people enjoy a casual evening of music and dance. That's what we try to provide with the June Moon Ball."
The June Moon Ball is Friday, June 21 at the Melbourne Auditorium from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Dance lessons, provided by Laura Beers, are at 6 p.m. and are $5.
For more information and ticket locations, visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org, or call (321) 724-0555.