RICE LAKE, Wis. / (Press Release) -- The Dean’s List Orchestra has partnered with the local Elks Lodge to bring the Big Band Sound to Elk Members and their guests on Thursday, November 11th from 6-9pm. The event is for listening as well as dancing; will take place in the banquet hall with a Chef Carved Sirloin of Beef and specialty Chef Carved Ham with Vegetables, Au Gratin Potatoes, Salad Bar and Dessert selections. Dinner as the menu choice for the event. Cost is $23.00 which includes Tax and Tip. Cash bar available. Doors will open at 5:00pm.

Admission will not be charged; however, donations will be accepted to benefit local Veterans. Elk’s pledge- “So long as there are veterans, the BPOE will never forget them.” Guests are asked to assist with donations to allow for purchases of many needed supplies. Please call 715-234-2951 to make reservations for the musical performance dedicated to the area Veterans. The event is open to Elk members and guests.

The Dean’s list was formed in 1967 for the dedication of the UW-ECBC Music Department in Rice Lake under the direction of Dr. John Meggers. The group continues today as an 18-piece Big Band playing the original swing tunes of the 30’s, 40’s and much more.

Musicians come from Duluth to Chetek, Cable to Clear Lake, Rice Lake and in between. The talent and time of the individuals in the band are donated to continue this type of music for others to enjoy. Monies received from performances as a rule go toward scholarships and equipment for the UW-BCC music department in Rice Lake, however this performance will honor all Veterans who have served and sacrificed for our Nation's freedoms-donations will serve as a thank you for those who have served and donated to local Veteran’s projects.

The Dean’s List often plays for only for private venues. The event at the Elks Lodge is a partnership formed to provide community members the chance to benefit from this type of music at an affordable cost with the opportunity of fellowship, camaraderie and practicing good will, as a community outreach initiative of the local Elks Leadership team as well as the members of the Dean’s List.

Additional performances of the Dean’s List will be in announced soon on the groups Facebook page.

Joe Erickson serves as the Dean’s List performance coordinator and can be reached at joseph.erickson@gmail.com or by calling 715-296-1248.

Anne Gallagher coordinates the performances for the Elks Lodge and can be reached or by calling 715-234-2951 or by email-anneg@chibardun.net.

Reservations encouraged!


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