The Silver Tones Swing Band returned to Warrenton Sunday evening for a free concert in Courthouse Square that drew close to 150 people spread out over the sidewalks and grass across the street from the courthouse. There was plenty of high-energy dancing as people of all ages stepped into the open plaza to the rhythms of classic tunes like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” a 1941 hit by The Andrews Sisters.

As was the case during their last Warrenton concert two months ago, members of the 17-piece swing band volunteered their time Sunday evening, said vocalist Wendy Marie.

Why play for free? “Music is uplifting,” she responded. “During these tough times, it’s important to find things that bring us joy. The audience members who I spoke with last night expressed how happy they were to be there with us. Our musicians also get great joy from playing and enjoying the music together.”

The Silver Tones will next perform Saturday at Lake of the Woods and on Monday at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport as part of the “Flying Legends of Victory Tour.”

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