America’s Hometown Band to Perform FREE Concert June 9 — Muncie Journal

Photo by: Mary Ellen Bertram

By Kathy Huggler —

MUNCIE, Indiana—America’s Hometown Band will perform on stage at Canan Commons in Muncie. This will be the first performance this summer of BigBand of the American Hometown Band. The music lineup is an introduction to the tunes of hugely popular swing bands and the bandleaders who made them great. From the Glen Miller Band’s 1945 hit, frog jumpon the Dean Martin Vocal Chart in 1954, To balanceto the fabulous song by Ray Charles released in 1962, I can’t stop loving you – it’s one of the most beloved American music of all time.

The guest vocalist for this program is local musician (and Yorktown HS Band manager) Clay Arnett. Conductor of America’s Hometown Band BigBand is Larry McWilliams, professor of music emeritus at Ball State University and developer of the Jazz Music program at BSU.

Free entry, bring chairs or blankets to sit on the lawn and there will be free parking nearby.

The nonprofit America’s Hometown Band is Muncie’s civic band, which is grateful to its seasonal sponsors, including the City of Muncie; Muncie Food Products; Muncie Community Schools; the Muncie Exchange Club; Ball State University; Emens Auditorium; the EB & Bertha C. Ball Foundation; Former National Bank; Mutual Bank; American Legion; Muncie & Delaware County Community Foundation; Ball Bros Foundation; and the many individual gifts, large and small, from AHB fans and band members.

Individual donations are always welcome at any concert; donations can also be made through the AHB website www.amhometownband.org, or the Facebook page – America’s Hometown Band.

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