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January 18, 2014

Big Band Dinner Dance beckons locals to put on dancing shoes

NORMAN — The Norman High Jazz Ensemble will play big band sounds while attendees dine and dance from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 8.

The Norman High Band Association is sponsoring the second community dinner dance. Norman High band members will greet and serve diner provided by two local kitchens, Local Restaurant and LaBaguette, with the help of Peach Crest Farm. The event will take place at the new Norman High School conference center, located on the west side of the school, on Berry Road.

The sounds of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and Count Basie will fill the room as it is transformed from a conference center to a big band dinner club.

“We had a sell-out crowd last year. We hope to make this big band experience an annual part of Norman’s rich tradition of local musical offerings,” said Barbara Craig, NHBA president. “We know the jazz ensemble is an engaging show and are delighted to be able to partner with these outstanding local restaurants to provide an enjoyable night out for members of the community. It should be a welcome respite from the frigid weather that often marks the beginning of the year in our area.”

Local studio, Shall We Dance? will offer a reduced cost package of dance lessons along with a free guest dance party for Big Band Night diners on Feb. 7, the night before the event.

Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased by using the order form available at The deadline for ticket purchases is Feb. 1.

For questions about the dinner dance or tickets, email Becky Patten at

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