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A cappella concert is Friday

Lucas Smith, center, and members of SWAZZ rehearse the Elvis tune, "All Shook Up" Monday at Beaver Dam High School. SWAZZ will open for the Grammy-winning vocal group Tonic Sol-fa Friday night at BDHS. Tickets are available at Rechek's Food Pride and Piggly Wiggly.

The award-winning a cappella group Tonic Sol-fa will be hitting the Beaver Dam High School auditorium stage Friday at 7 p.m.

Tonic Sol-fa has established itself as one of the most successful independent acts in America. They have toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad.

The group has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show,” in Newsweek magazine, has shared the stage with notable acts such as Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Weird Al Yankovic and Lonestar, and was recently part of Garrison Keillor’s 30th anniversary celebration of “A Prairie Home Companion.” They have also won an Emmy for Original Musical Composition, two independent Grammy wins for Best Original Holiday Song and Best Original Pop Song, and have been inducted into the Midwest Music Hall of Fame.

Beaver Dam High School’s own a cappella group, SWAZZ, will perform three pieces to open the concert. The group has had only five rehearsals to pull together those three songs, as auditions were held the second week of school.

Director Mark Lefeber said, “It’s an earlier start for SWAZZ than normal, but overall, I like it. I’m excited for the opportunity to open for Tonic Sol-fa, and we are able to get a jump start on the music for the rest of the year as well.”

Tickets are available at Rechek’s Food Pride and Piggly Wiggly. Prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students, seniors and military. At the door, prices will increase $2.

Because of the construction at the high school, parking is limited. Parking on the street or at the Beaver Dam Family Center is recommended. There will be an entrance directly to the auditorium via the designated path in front of it from Gould Street.