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A little night music and a lot of great food

The Mersey Band is having its annual pork dinner at the Liverpool Legion beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 4. The swing band will provide entertainment while people are eating.
The Mersey Band is having its annual pork dinner at the Liverpool Legion beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 4. The swing band will provide entertainment while people are eating.

Mersey band planning dinner at Liverpool Legion Nov. 4

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The Mersey Band is busy once again getting ready for its annual roast pork dinner, scheduled to happen at the Liverpool legion Nov. 4.

“We are pleased that the noted White Point chef Alan Crosby will be overseeing the preparation of the main course, while the band will be busy baking pies and cakes for the dessert portion of our dinner,” said Mary Keirstead.

Once the main course is served, the Mersey Swing Band will be playing a variety of lively tunes featuring saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitar and drums. There will be room for dancing, and if people know the words, they can sing along as well.

The Mersey Band has been playing music in Queens County for more than 70 years. Part of its goal, besides entertaining audiences, is to introduce instrumental music to as many prospective players as possible.

Every year, there’s a summer band camp for would-be musicians, and in the spring, there’s a weekend adult band camp for anyone who would like to try an instrument. Instruments are provided.

To operate the concert band and band camps, fundraising is necessary. The annual pork dinner and swing band concert is one those fundraising events.

People are invited to arrive at the legion at 5:30 p.m., and the meal is set to begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and $6 for children under 12 years old. Tickets are available from any band member.

To buy tickets or for more information about joining the Mersey Band, contact Brenda Knox-Townsend at 902-354-4169, Anne Dunlop at 902-354-3335 or Mary Keirstead at 902-356-2401.

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