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Big Band Dance Returns
March 27 @ 12:00 am
For the third year, Kent Island Federation of Arts’ (KIFA) spring fundraiser features sounds of the 20-piece Choptank River Big Band. The evening of swing to the tunes of Benny Goodman’s “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Let’s Dance,” Glen Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade” and “In the Mood,” plus modern sounds, are accompanied by professional dancers to guide dancers in the right moves. This has been KIFA’s social hit in raising funds for art scholarships and programs.
Currently consisting of 18 like-minded people wanting to play good music, the Choptank River Big Band was formed just three years ago and performs regularly at Denton’s Summerfest and other functions on the Eastern Shore.
KIFA was founded in 1963 as a small non-profit community organization built on making the arts accessible to Kent Island and surrounding environs and its main mission is to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to better appreciate the arts and to develop their own creative and artistic skills.
The organization hosts exhibits, classes, member events, children’s summer camps, workshops, and holds fun fundraisers. At this time in the galleries is a show focusing on the human form in varying media and includes portraits.
Operating with the support of volunteers and help of docents, KIFA keeps the “pink art house” busy. All KIFA events are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to visit both shows and gift shop featuring beautiful handmade items of local artists.
The Big Band Night will be held at the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Hall on Friday, March 27. A $45 per person ticket includes wine, beverages and snacks made by the members. The fundraiser traditionally sells out, thus tickets are best purchased early. Price at the door is $55 if still available. Call 410-643-7424 or visit www.kifa.us or www.choptankriverbigband.com for tickets and information.