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October 3th          7:00 PM

Glenn Miller Orchestra became world famous in the '30s and '40s. Having a total of 55 Top 10 hits 'In the Mood' and 'Tuxedo Junction' were inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1942, Glenn Miller reported for induction into the Army and was immediately assigned to the Army Specialist Corps. He convinced the military higher-ups that he could modernize the army band and improve the morale of the men. His training was complete, he was transferred to the Army Air Corps, where he organized the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band.

Miller’s goal of entertaining the fighting troops took another year to be realized, but in late 1943 he and the band were shipped out to England. The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band engaged in over 800 performances in less than a year. Of these, 500 were broadcasts heard by millions. There were more than 300 personal appearances including concerts and dances, with a gross attendance of over 600,000. In the Fall of 1944, the band was scheduled to be sent on a six-week tour of Europe and would be stationed in Paris during that time. Miller decided to go ahead, to make the proper arrangements for the group’s arrival. And so, on December 15th, Glenn Miller boarded a transport plane to Paris, never to be seen again. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring worldwide ever since. They are the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time.

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