The Villages - June 2008 - (Page 56)

SWING BAND PROVIDES MUSIC FOR SENIOR PROM The Senior Prom returns to the Savannah Center for its fourth year at 7 p.m. June 13. The evening offers a wide variety of dance music, provided by The Villages Swing Band. “We’ll play the gamut of big band music from the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s,” said DeLeon Wilson, the group’s executive director and one of the trumpet players. “We’ll be playing some new dance tunes, too.” The prom has been a popular event among residents, selling out each of its previous three years. “”It gives people the opportunity to relive their prom days,” DeLeon said. “Some people go all out and rent tuxedos and limos, but any kind of semiformal dress is welcome.” The Senior Prom is BYOB and snacks. Ice will be provided. Go & Do Entertainment Briefs Tables are set up to seat 10 and can be reserved with the purchase of 10 tickets. Tickets for the event are $15 per person and can be bought at any Villages Box Office location or online at BARBERSHOP EXTRAVAGANZA RETURNS TO SAVANNAH who combine comedy with their musical talents; Hot Shots from south Florida, featuring puppets; On Demand, a collegiate group from Fort Lauderdale; and Herald of Harmony, a chorus from Tampa, whose act will incorporate a pirate theme. The local talent will come from the event hosts, the Heart of Florida, a chorus of more than 140 members, with nearly 100 Villages residents. The chorus is directed by Scott Werner, a resident of the Village of Piedmont. The purpose of the event is a fundraiser for groups in the Sunshine District of Florida that have qualified to go to the international competition to be held June 29 - July 6 in Nashville, Tenn. “Tickets are $15 and we will give all our proceeds to the groups to help with their travel expenses,” Wayne said. Tickets for the event are available at any Villages Box Office location or online at If the sounds of sweet harmony are music to your ears — listen up. Some of the top barbershop quartets and choruses are performing at the third Annual Heart of Florida Barbershop Extravaganza, at 7 p.m. June 21 at Savannah Center. “We expect to sell out. We bring in headliner groups,” said Wayne Page, of the Heart of Florida Barbershop group. Entertainment will include the Rounders Quartet from Fort Lauderdale, who placed eight in the world competition in 2007; Wise Guys from Winter Park, JUNE 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - June 2008

The Villages - June 2008
Stop and Smell the Roses
Plenty of Fun for the Kids
Villages Golfing Legends
Sports Champions
Shopping & Dining Guide
Retail Briefs
Entertainment Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - June 2008