TRUCKEE, Calif. — Be ready to start your weekend off with music, entertainment and laughter. Truckee High School band students will host their annual talent show Friday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Tickets are available in advance at the high school library, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., adults $12, students $10 or $15 each at the door, cash or check only. Children 5 and under free.
Students have been busy collecting an abundance of great door prizes. Support your favorite performer, be entertained and maybe win a prize with your donation. Hurry while tickets are still available. Last year’s event sold out. All proceeds benefit TEMPO and are tax deductible.
INAUGURAL JAZZ DINNER
The excitement and festivities continue with the first Jazz Dinner at Moody’s Bistro, Bar & Beats, 10007 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Monday, Dec. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Entertainment will be performed by THS music students, Moody’s jazz camp students and alumni throughout the evening. Event goers will have the opportunity to pick up holiday swag by bidding on items during the silent auction. Dinner/show tickets are available in advance at Moody’s; adults $45 children 12 and under $15, at the door $50. You may also purchase your tickets online at http://rebirthofthecool.bpt.me. Seating is limited. All proceeds go directly to TEMPO and Parents for Jazz Camp at Moody’s to benefit young musicians in the community.
FREE WINTER CONCERT
Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. will be next event in the annual series of free band concerts. Anxiously awaited by concert goers since the fall concert, this holiday extravaganza is sure not to disappoint
This is what Jon Halverson, vocational education computer teacher at Truckee High wrote of the fall concert in a recent blog, “The place to be in Truckee, CA last night was the theatre at Truckee High School. The high school band and the Alder Creek Middle School Jazz Band, electrified the audience with brilliantly played and entertaining music. The full house spent much of the evening on their feet giving standing ovations. Last night’s performance was more like a production that people would gladly pay to buy tickets for and since entrance was free, the community was truly treated with a special gift for all their support of the Arts here in Truckee.”
“Theresa Smith, new music teacher at Truckee High School, mixed things up by adding small trio and solo acts between band sets. This really made the night exciting as the crowd was treated to some amazing music by talented students. The music truly was extraordinary and the entertainment level was raised to new heights by these sets. The band even added costumes to their repertoire as they played beach themed music and transported the audience to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean.”
All proceeds benefit students studying music, fund critical instrument repairs, honor bands, workshops and the annual spring band tour.
Truckee Excellence in Music Parents Organization is the official THS Music Department Boosters Club. TEMPO High is a nonprofit organization, established in 1995. Donations are always accepted and may be made at any time at www.tempohigh.org. For more information contact TEMPO at firstname.lastname@example.org.