Get into the swing of things this holiday season with an awesome lineup of talented musicians.

UM News Service tells us that the University of Montana School of Music is ready to knock your Christmas socks off with their annual Holiday Swing. There are two shows this Saturday, December 16, at the Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula.

The UM Jazz Program invites music lovers of all ages to the 12th annual Holiday Swing event. It's an evening of holiday big band classics. And to help the cause (music students working their way through college), there will be a short but rousing auction and some delicious food available.

Performances are at 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Doors will open 30 minutes before each performance, giving you time to find seats, fill your glasses and socialize.


Both sets include trombone and vocal solos, jazz renditions of popular holiday songs performed by UM students and faculty, and a live auction. And if the Christmas spirit moves you, not only is there seating, there's also room to dance!

The Holiday Swing event provides needed funds for the UM Jazz Program's scholarships, and faculty as well as guest artists. A portion of the proceeds also supports a trip for the UM Jazz Ensemble, who will be performing at jazz festivals in Europe this summer.


Several ticketing options are available. General admission floor and balcony seating tickets are $25 each. You can also purchase a Jazz Club table for 8 for $450 or a VIP table for 6 for $360. Both of those options include appetizers or deserts.

Tickets are available in person at the Top Hat in downtown Missoula, by phone at 1-800-514-3849, or you can also purchase tickets online here.

Support the UM School of Music and have a holiday swingin' good time.

Santa would approve.

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