BREVARD COUNTY — Swingtime Lite is here to bring you back to the time of toe-tapping music from the 40s and 50s with popular songs that will get you up and dancing.
This free outdoors concert will take place Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. under a tent at Trinity Wellsprings Church, 638 S. Patrick Drive, Satellite Beach.
Swingtime Lite takes the sounds of the 22-piece Big Band ensemble of the Melbourne Municipal Band and performs for the public as a “little” Big Band with two saxophones, a trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums and vocalist.
Led by conductor Art Martin, this will Swingtime Lite’s first public performance since the Covid-19 pandemic began.
“We’re looking forward to having a good time,” Mr. Martin said. “We miss playing.”
The outdoor concert area will allow for social distancing between musicians and attendees, and those planning to attend are asked to wear a mask.
Donations will be accepted to help support the ensemble. Swingtime Lite members also perform with the Melbourne Municipal Band throughout the year, which has continued to provide free concerts to the community since 1965.
Swingtime Lite is planning to resume a regular concert schedule come spring, but nothing is certain at this time.
Unfortunately, Swingtime’s Big Band ensemble will not be performing its annual New Year’s Eve celebration at the Hilton due to the pandemic.
For more information, visit www.melbournemunicipalband.org or call (321) 724-0555.