The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their extensive repertoire as well as Christmas favorites to Stambaugh Auditorium on Thursday, December 21st at 7:30pm. 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 more information or for tickets, visit stambaughauditorium.com or call the Florence and Ward Beecher Box Office at Stambaugh Auditorium at 330-259-0555. The box office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm.

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