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by Cameron Outridge
Maleny’s very own Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters will be swinging people back in time at Maleny CWA’s Dinner Dance on November 27 at the Showgrounds Pavilion. The Chancellor Big Band will accompany the nostalgic singers and provide swinging music for the evening’s dancing.
“Because it’s a big band and a swing band, we’re inviting people to dress up and swing back to the 40s with Vera Lynn, Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters,’’ said organiser Judy Stubbs. “Some of the songs they will be singing include Freedom Train, Victory Polka, Chattanooga Choo- Choo, Pistol Packing Mama, Lock, Stock and Barrel and Boogie Woogie Bugel Boy.
“They told me that apparently Bing Crosby did work with the Andrews Sisters during the war and they tried to dress in line with their audience. So if they were performing for the army they would wear an army uniform. If they were performing for the navy they would wear a navy uniform. “So that’s the way we would like participants on the night to dress.”
Maleny’s answer to Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters: Gordon
Reinke, Ida Wells, Heather Reinke and Vera Dougherty.
Maleny’s answer to Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters received the prestigious Golden Gnome award at a recent Maleny Lions charity performance. The local performers include Gordon Reinke, Ida Wells, Heather Reinke, and Vera Dougherty. The event starts at 7pm with dancing to follow a three course dinner with wine and beer included.
Apex will also be running a bar with wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks. Music will be playing right through the function. Phone Judy 5435 8140 or Susan 5435 2070. Bookings $55. Funds support local charities.
The Andrews Sisters and Bing Crosby.
Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.