The Moonlight Ball Committee, in cooperation with the Hannibal Arts Council, will host a special evening of big band, ballroom and swing with 18-piece Sentimental Journey Dance Band from St. Louis from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8. The event will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites, 120 Lindsey Drive. Request attire is formal wear or dressy casual.
Due to limited space, tickets are being sold ahead of time. Tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets, contact the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545, stop by 105 S. Main St. or go online to https://moonlight-ball.eventbrite.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. Cash bar, desserts and a photo booth will be available for an additional cost.
Whether you are ballroom dancing to a wide variety of tempos, reminiscing to old standards like Stardust, romancing to warm ballads such as Unforgettable, swinging to Jump, Jive and Wail and In The Mood, or just listening to big band favorites such as Dream, the Sentimental Journey Dance Band lives up to its name. The Sentimental Journey Dance Band has been pleasing dancing and listening audiences for over 30 years. Over those years the Band has gained stature as one of the best big bands in the Midwest.
The roots of the band began with Russ Dieterich forming his first dance band at age 14 and continuing to have a band throughout high school and college. After completing medical school and training in obstetrics and gynecology, Dieterich formed the Sentimental Journey Dance Band while in the Air Force. The band was initially comprised of college students from Central Missouri State University. When Dieterich moved to the St. Louis area, the students were gradually replaced by local musicians, many of whom are school music teachers.
For more information on this and other Hannibal Arts Council programs, call 573-221-6545, stop by 105 S. Main St. or visit their website hannibalarts.com.