Campus Life

Big Band set for 10th edition of popular cabaret

It's your annual opportunity to get dressed to the nines, but with an added bonus of celebrating a 10th.

The Big Band Cabaret is one of the major social events of the winter months and this year marks a special occasion.

"It's the 10th anniversary of the U of L Wind Orchestra's Big Band Cabaret, so we're even more excited about the evening this year," says Sarah Viejou, student manager for the U of L Wind Orchestra council. "It's our main fundraising event, with the money raised going towards our touring budget."

The Wind Orchestra plans to tour through B.C. with stops in Penticton and Vancouver in March.

The Big Band Cabaret is a night of great live music by the Lethbridge Big Band, including dancing and refreshments – a perfect opportunity to have some fun and support the Wind Orchestra.

"We'll have a silent auction, along with door prizes and dance-off competitions," says Viejou. "This is a formal event – tuxedos and gowns are not uncommon. Celebrating our 10th anniversary is a good reason to come dressed to the nines!"

The 10th anniversary Gala is Saturday, Jan. 23 starting at 8 p.m., in the Student Union Ballrooms. Tickets are $23 each or $160 for a table of eight.

Tickets are available at the University Box Office.