After five years of silence, the swinging sounds of the Aristocats will again be heard this Saturday night at the Valentine Ball at the KC Hall.

After five years of silence, the swinging sounds of the Aristocats will again be heard this Saturday night at the Valentine Ball at the KC Hall.

The Aristocats, an off-shoot of the Elks Band, started in the 1970s as a Jazz/Swing Band playing for area dances. Glenn Rygg became director in 1988.  In 1989 they were a hit when they played in New Orleans. They played continuously until five years ago when key organizer, Ed Koshney, retired from the band.

This year the band has reorganized with several new members joining. Practicing weekly for the past month, this Devils Lake legend will again be performing on Saturday evening for the Valentine Ball at the KC Hall. Classic music of the 1940s, such as Mack the Knife, Zoot Suit Riot, New York New York, will be played by this group of very talented musicians.

The evening, a fund-raiser for RSVP Volunteer Center and Amachi Mentoring will include a delicious Beef Burgandy dinner, ‘date-night’ raffles, and the wonderful Big Band Era music of the Aristocats.

Tickets are still available and can be purchased ahead of time only by calling the RSVP Volunteer Center at 662-6767.