Music of the ’40s to highlight event


Veterans invited to wear uniforms to dinner/dance

By Heather Brackney



The Bob Gray Orchestra will entertain diners and dancers at the Nov. 11 event.


Tickets are now available for the Champaign County Arts Council’s Veterans Day Dinner Dance being held at the Champaign Aviation Museum on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The event, which will celebrate veterans and the musical performers who entertained them, is presented with the support of the Champaign County Memorial Foundation and Mercy Health Urbana Hospital.

Tickets are $25 and are on sale at the Arts Council office, 119 Miami St., and The Medicine Shoppe, Urbana. Tickets can also be purchased online with Paypal at www.champaigncountyartscouncil.org or over the phone with a credit card.

The Champaign Aviation Museum is located at 1652 N. Main St., Urbana. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Music and dancing will be 6-9 p.m.

The versatile 10-piece Bob Gray Orchestra will play ’40s style “Big Band Swing.” The band has been in existence since 1973, and its top-caliber musicians also perform in other musical organizations, including The Dayton Philharmonic and the Springfield Symphony.

Veterans are encouraged to come in uniform.

The diamond sponsors of this event are The Champaign County Memorial Foundation and Mercy Health Urbana Hospital.

Silver sponsors are Edward Jones-Megan Gerlach/Dennis Serie, KTH Parts Industries, Skelley Lumber Company, and Walter & Lewis Funeral Home.

Bronze sponsors include Urbana Place and Willman Furniture.

This program is also sponsored by a grant from The Ohio Arts Council, which uses state tax dollars to fund programs such as this to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

For more information, please contact the Champaign County Arts Council at 937-653-7557. Office hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Bob Gray Orchestra will entertain diners and dancers at the Nov. 11 event.
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2017/10/web1_BandWeb.jpgThe Bob Gray Orchestra will entertain diners and dancers at the Nov. 11 event.
Veterans invited to wear uniforms to dinner/dance

By Heather Brackney

Heather Brackney is executive director of the Champaign County Arts Council.

Heather Brackney is executive director of the Champaign County Arts Council.

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