Bring family, friends, or even a date, because the All-City Band Society is hosting the 16th annual Dessert and Dance.

The evening will start off with some sensational tunes provided by All-City Jazz Band, with the lights dim and the jazzy sounds of saxophones alongside the trumpets and trombones, controlled by the beat and rhythm of drums, piano, and bass. The All-City Jazz Band is made up of band students from Porter Creek and F.H. Collins secondary schools with some adult members.

After the jazz band has finished, The BIG Band, now in its 26th year of performing, begins their beat with two diverse sets of music. The band will be setting a mood of excitement and generating lots of energy on the dance floor with swing, Latin, rock and funk styles. The BIG Band’s musicians are some of Whitehorse’s most talented horn and rhythm section players. Under the direction of Keith Todd, the BIG Band is sure to please the most discerning of music aficionados.

Don’t be intimidated if swing dancing is new to you. Dance instructor Bruce Sahlstrom will be teaching guests to swing and sway in the first part of the evening. Have some fun learning new styles as you pick up the art of the dance.

Take a break and and relax from the buzz on the dance floor with decadent homemade desserts, tea and coffee. One of our waiters is sure to have a confection that suits you.

While you eat why not visit one of the silent auction tables? Many unique items will be up for bid. Once dessert is taken care of return to the dance floor with your partner in hand, continuing to dance the night away. Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go towards the All-City Band’s trip to Maple Ridge, BC this year.

This year’s Dessert and Dance and Silent Auction will be held at the Mt. McIntyre Recreation Centre from 7 to 10 p.m. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. with music beginning at 7 p.m.  

Tickets include a dessert and coffee or tea, and are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors. Children three years old and under are free. Tickets are available at Dean’s Strings and online at AllCityBand.com or at the door. This a licenced event.