Cultural Arts Commission & Foundation Bring Big Band Ball Home to Taylor

Taylor, Mich. — March 7, 2011 — It has been five years since the Big Band Ball has actually been held in Taylor, despite it being among The Cultural Arts Foundation’s most-recognized annual events. In response to a suggestion by Mayor Lamarand to return the event to Taylor, the Foundation, and its parent group, the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission researched possible locations in its home town, selecting Taylor Meadows Golf Club as the best location to accommodate the needs of being able to have a sit-down dinner and space for swing-style dancing. This year, the event is dubbed Swing into Spring—the Fifth Annual Big Band Ball, and will feature the 14-piece orchestra Larry Huntington: Focus Big Band and live dinner music provided by Downriver’s hit duo Girls’ Night Out, along with a silent auction.
 
“We hope that by returning the event  home to Taylor, where it should be, that more residents will attend and get involved in what we do,” says Erin Dobbins, one of the co-chairs of the 2011 Big Band Ball planning committee. “It will be a fun evening and people can attend the full evening or join us for dessert and dancing only. The Big Band Ball also kicks off our annual membership drive—and it’s events like these that help sustain the programs that we produce and promote such as the annual scholarship program for high school seniors, the Taylor Community Chorus and several other community programs and events that are currently in the planning stages,” adds Sue Kuschel and Mark Ennis, also co-chairs of the event. “We are still accepting tax-deductable gifts/donations of goods and services for the silent auction,” adds Dobbins. “There are also still some event and table sponsorships available and people and companies interested in sponsorships or providing pieces for the silent auction should contact Sue Kuschel at (734) 287-6318 or download and send in the form available on our website.”
 
Swing into Spring—the Fifth Annual Big Band Ball is on Saturday, March 26 at Taylor Meadows at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person for the full evening; $20 per person to attend for dessert and dancing only. Purchase tickets in person at the Dept. of Golf, Parks at Recreation at 22805 Goddard Road during regular business hours. To charge by phone call Kuschel Studios at (734) 287-6318. A limited number of tickets will be available at the doors the night of the event, so advance purchase is encouraged. For more information about the event visit www.taylorarts.org and click on “what’s new.”
 
About the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission and Taylor Cultural Arts Foundation
Our joint mission and goal are to promote advancement of the arts and cultural activity in the City of Taylor. Our collective vision includes bringing different types of cultural arts to the City from providing classes to displaying art exhibitions and performances to getting involved in cultural-related issues. We support and encourage students who intend to pursue cultural-related careers with an annual scholarship awarded to graduating high-school seniors who live in Taylor. The TCAC and FOA are composed of a group of citizens interested in the cultural arts with varied backgrounds from working in the visual or performing arts to business leadership, education, medicine and other fields. What this diverse group of people has in common is the ability to make our community more vibrant with an additional continual goal to help make a more robust economy. This dedicated group along with the help and guidance of the Director of the City's Golf, Parks & Recreation Department seeks to enhance the lives of people in the community through enriching experiences in the cultural arts.
 
 
 
Media/PR Contact:                                            Event Information:
Erika Geiss                                                        Swing into Spring—the Fifth Annual Big Band Ball
Phone: (313) 244-5885                                        6:30 PM March 26 at Taylor Meadows Golf Course
Media e-mail: info@taylorarts.org                         25360 Ecorse Road
www.taylorarts.org                                              Taylor, MI 48180
Tickets: By phone/charge:(734) 291-7893              Tickets: $45/person—full evening;
In person: 22805 Goddard Road                           $20/person—dessert and dancing only