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Release Date Wednesday, January 31, 2024

South Dakota Mines Music Students to host their annual Sweetheart Dinner and Dance

South Dakota Mines students prepare for their annual scholarship fundraiser, the Sweetheart Dinner and Dance, building instruments combining their STEM skills with their musical talents.

For the fifth consecutive year, students from South Dakota Mines will host the annual Sweetheart Dinner and Dance, a fundraising event dedicated to supporting music scholarships and the program, which has now expanded to include over 300 participants.

The fifth edition of the Sweetheart Dinner and Dance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17. The event will feature a four-course meal accompanied by live entertainment presented by the music ensembles at the Music Center on campus. The grand finale will be a one-hour live big band-era dance, complemented by the serving of the final dessert course.

Participating music ensembles in this event include the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Singing Engineers, Concert Choir and Hardrockappella Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

In a unique showcase of STEAM skills, SDM students have been crafting instruments for one of their musical pieces, utilizing techniques such as blacksmithing, casting, 3D printing and more.

Tickets are priced at $75 per person, with all proceeds dedicated to scholarships. To secure your tickets, please visit https://cara.sdsmt.edu/events/dinnerdance.

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Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Gray Hughes, 605-394-2554, Gray.Hughes@sdsmt.edu