Monday, December 11, 2023

ICYMI: WRL’s Dewey Decibel Concert Series to Salute the End of WWII

(Ford’s Colony Dance Band)

WILLIAMSBURG — The 17-piece Ford’s Colony Dance Band will perform its third annual “Salute to the End of World War II” on Nov. 9, two days before Veterans Day, as part of the Williamsburg Regional Library’s Dewey Decibel Concert Series.

The Ford’s Colony Dance Band is a big band sponsored by the Ford’s Colony Homeowners Association.

The band will once again create Benny Goodman’s weekly Saturday night radio program broadcasts, “Let’s Dance.”  The concert will include updates by war correspondents from the battlefield spanning 1939 to 1945.

Each update will be followed by an all-new selection of songs from that era, including Glenn Miller’s “A String of Pearls” and “Little Brown Jug,” Sammy Cahn’s “It’s Been a Long, Long Time,” Frank Sinatra’s “I’ll Be Seeing You,” Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America,” and the Andrews Sisters’ big hit: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” featuring Ford’s Colony’s own female trio.

The concert will be from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Williamsburg Regional Library Theater at 515 Scotland St. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

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