DeBence Antique Music World to host Snowflake Ball Feb. 3

DeBence Antique Music World will host its first Snowflake Ball from 7 to 10p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the third floor ballroom of the museum.  It is a fundraising event for the museum.

Organizers said the event promises to be a fun-filled evening with music by the Bugle Boy Swing Band from the Corry- Erie area.

Bill Beggs is drummer, vocalist and leader of the band.  Beggs has performed professionally for more than 40 plus years in northwestern Pennsylvania, including 20 plus years with the Dixie Doodlers Dixieland Jazz Band in Erie and the rock group the Fenders.  He has also worked as a recording session jazz artist doing studio work and as a high school drumline instructor.  He is a retired public school teacher.

Stan Bialomizy is a saxophone, clarinet and piano player.  He is a published arranger and composer and has performed with the Benny Goodman Orchestra, the Dorsey Bros. Band, the Temptations, the Dick Contino Show and the American Jazz Repertory Orchestra in New York City.  He is a retired music educator and an assistant professor at Long Island University.

John Kytic is an accomplished pianist and arranger.  He has accompanied several great musicians and singers across the United State, including recording artist Bobby Vinton.  He is retired from the Bradford City Schools and was also director of Jazz Music at the Pitt-Bradford Campus.

Dale Zimmerman, an accomplished trumpet player, has toured with a number of big bands.  He has played with the Younger Brothers in Erie and with numerous Erie jazz groups.

The Bugle Boy Swing Band recreates the sounds of the big bands of the World War II era and the 1940s.

“Listen and enjoy as we step back in time to a different era,” event organizers said.

Tickets are $15 per person which includes light appetizers and mixers. The ball is a BYOB event.

The facility is handicapped accessible.  For additional information or for tickets, people may call the museum at 432- 8350.