North Tahoe High School Jazz Band is and#8216;In The Mood’ | SierraSun.com

North Tahoe High School Jazz Band is and#8216;In The Mood’

Ann Lindemann
Special to the Sun

Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comSwing the night away with the North Tahoe Jazz Band's annual 40s Night at Granlibakken, a goodwill tour benefit.

TAHOE and#8212; Experience the swing and rhythm of the 1940s on Friday, Feb. 10, 7-9:30 p.m. when the acclaimed North Tahoe High School Jazz Band takes to Tahoe City’s Granlibakken ballroom stage.

An iconic Tahoe community event, 40s Night brings to life an era when all of America was listening and dancing to the same music: Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey, to name a few. On radio, in theaters and ballrooms, the big bands and#8212; not unlike the NTHS Jazz Band and#8212; garnered record crowds. This body of music did much to sustain national morale during World War II, the pivotal event of the 1940s.

This homage to and#8220;the greatest generationand#8221; is also a key fundraiser for the NTHS Jazz Band’s goodwill tour in March. Under the direction of talented bandleader and principal jokester Dean Nordby, this energetic student group plans to perform at a variety of schools, hospitals and senior centers in San Diego. –

Attendees are encouraged to don 1940s garb or at the very least bring a swingin’ attitude. Tickets are $20 per person and include hearty appetizers, a silent auction and a no host bar. Buy tickets from any NTHS Jazz Band member or at the door. For more information call 530-581-1669.