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Big Bands Are Back !
“The Big Bands Are Back!” Concert/Dance Saturday, November 10, 2012, 6:30-10:30 pm, Memorial Hall, Melrose, MA
Fans of the big bands, including those who remember dancing to a big band at local ballrooms like the Lakeside, Kimball’s Starlite and Wonderland won't want to miss "The Big Bands Are Back" Concert/Dance" November 10 at Memorial Hall in Melrose. Dan Gabel and the Abletones, a 17-piece orchestra, features famous band arrangements from the 1930’s and 40’s. Critically-acclaimed Amanda Carr is the vocalist. The event is in tribute to Bob Bachelder, well-known bandleader with the famed “Totem Pole Orchestra”. Long time band front singer, Nancy Carr, will also be making a guest appearance in addition to many of the original Totem Pole band members. On display will be a wide array of memorabilia including pictures from the original Totem Pole Ballroom, Lakeside Ballroom and Kimball’s Starllte. The show is presented by the American Big Band Preservation Society (ABBPS), a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization whose mission is to keep big band music alive for the next generation. Amanda Carr, Nancy Carr’s daughter, is the founder of ABBPS and Dan Gabel, CEO. 24-year-old Dan Gabel, is a trombonist, bandleader, arranger, and jazz/big band historian, currently attending New England Conservatory in the graduate jazz program. Proceeds from the event will fund the ABBPS “In-school performance and clinic” programs. More info at www.AmericanBigBand.org
Where: Memorial Hall 590 Main St., Melrose, MATime: 6:30-10:30pm (doors open at 6pm)Tickets: $30.00 per person table seat, $20.00 for General Admission (house seating) $15.00 with student ID. (Full 10-seat reserved table discount available). Full cash bar and Hors D’Oeuvres included. Purchase tickets at www.AmericanBigBand.org or at Miter Biter, 479 Main St. Melrose, or by calling Bill Doyle at 508-963-6232
|Where||Memorial Hall - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building 590 Main St, Melrose, MA 02176|
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|Time||6:30 pm–10:30 pm|
More About Memorial Hall - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building
The Soliders & Sailors Memoiral Building was dedicated on Dec. 14, 1912 in remembrance of the soldiers and sailors of the Civil War. John Slayton donated the building to the city and was chairman of the building committee.
Memorial Hall hosts events throughout the year and features a seating capacity of 800 in the main auditorium, which has a 30-foot by 40-foot stage, dressing rooms and a public address system. The main auditorium is also home to a grand organ at the rear of the stage, dedicated in 1919 as a memorial to the World War I veterans.
The Grand Army of the Republic Hall (GAR) is located in the upstairs portion of the building. It has a seating capacity of 60 to 100 and is adjacent to a full commercial kitchen facility.
Kathy Pigott-Brodeur is Memorial Hall Operations Manager.
Other events here
- MHS BAND SPRING POPS CONCERT Today, May 24, 7:30 pm–9:00 pm