The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Thursday,
December 21
7:30 PM



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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

American musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader, Glenn Miller, is one of the best known names from the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, selling more records in one year (1941) than any other in the history of the recording industry. Miller's recordings include "In the Mood," "Moonlight Serenade," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," "A String of Pearls," "American Patrol," "Tuxedo Junction," "Elmer's Tune," and "Little Brown Jug."

Miller disbanded his famous orchestra in the height of its popularity and volunteered for the Army in 1942. While serving, he organized the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band, entertaining servicemen by performing live and on radio shows. An unexpected accident ended Miller’s life and career in 1944.

After a rise in popularity brought on by the 1958 film The Glenn Miller Story, the Miller Estate authorized the formation of the Glenn Miller Orchestra that exists today. Currently, the eighteen-member ensemble performs many of the original hits from both the original band and the Army Air Force Band, along with modern tunes arranged in the Miller style. The current band travels over 100,000 miles each year, playing nearly 300 dates, and has been “on the road” longer than any other Big Band ever.

 

For most events, the exterior doors will open one hour prior to the scheduled event start time.
The Elevator is located in the south west corner just inside the ADA / Garden Entrance on the left.
Restrooms may be found on all levels. Accessible (ADA) restrooms may be found off of the ground floor (Ballroom) lobby & across from the elevator on the balcony/third level.