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Swing with the North Tahoe High Jazz Band at 40s night

Dance to the music of the 1940s when the North Tahoe High School Jazz Band presents the annual Forties Night concert and#8220;Moonlight Serenade,and#8221; Saturday, Jan. 23, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Granlibakken Grand Ballroom.

This swinging event has been held for more than 30 years. Some members of the community might remember that originally Forties Night was held in the old NTHS gym with small tables borrowed from local casinos in the spring. The music is still the same, traditional big band swing, but the location is now the Granlibakken Grand Ballroom in January.

The audience will get to listen and dance to traditional charts like and#8220;In The Mood,and#8221; and#8220;Sentimental Journey,and#8221; and and#8220;Tuxedo Junction,and#8221; just to name a few. There will be heavy appetizers and desserts prepared by the parents and a no host bar. A silent auction has been added in the last few years, and it includes many fabulous items like a week in Hawaii, season ski passes, fine wine, and a cruise on the Tahoe Gal.

Proceeds from this event benefit the NTHS Jazz Band and#8220;Goodwill Tour.and#8221; On this tour the band performs 11 concerts in three days at schools, senior centers and retirement homes, schools for the blind and other venues.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from any band member, at The Store in Tahoe City, or by calling 583-8580. You must be 21 or older to attend.