GREENE – The Swingtime Band will entertain at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, and 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, at the Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Rd. The band play tunes of the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s.

Admission is free and doors open one hour before the show. For more information, call 946-6311 or go online to foundation.

Swingtime began in 2000 when Elaine Bender on keyboards was joined by Earland Welch on clarinet. Bob Holmes on bass guitar and Tom Macomber on saxophone soon joined. Drummer Phil Perkins became a full-time member of the group in 2002.

The band, which plays easy-listening swing tunes, has appeared throughout central Maine, including the Augusta Country Club, Samoset Resort in Rockport, the governor’s mansion (Blaine House), Poland Spring, Jewett Hall at University of Maine in Augusta, Rock on the River Hallowell and Old Hallowell Day celebrations.

The band also plays at Togus Veterans Center and the Cohen Center as well as at reunions, birthdays and receptions. Band members have just completed their second CD.

They refer to themselves as “Maine’s little big band.” To contact Swingtime, call Elaine Bender at 626-3096 or e-mail her at [email protected] or call Earland Welch at 582-3037.

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