The Glenn Miller Orchestra Brings Big Band Swing & Sway to the American Music Theatre July 16!
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of America’s most popular dance bands. Their popularity has grown steadily since the time of World War II – and remains strong today.
Join us Sunday, July 16 at 3 p.m. as The Glenn Miller Orchestra brings their signature big band swing & sway to the American Music Theatre stage.
They’ll be performing some of their most enduring hits, like: “In the Mood”, “Moonlight Serenade”, “Tuxedo Junction”, “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, and “(I’ve Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo”.
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra formed in 1938. Glenn Miller’s orchestra originally featured a clarinet and tenor saxophone melody with a three saxophone harmony. This arrangement was a little different from most groups at the time, and allowed Miller to develop his own style and sound. When he introduced the addition of a trombone and trumpet to the original arrangement, his signature sound was born.
Alternatively, Glenn Miller himself met a less fortunate fate while on his way to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II. His aircraft disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel, and he is considered missing in action (M.I.A.) as of December 15, 1944. After his disappearance, The Glenn Miller Orchestra reformed under different leadership. They have recorded and performed under various leaders from 1956 to today.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra earned 70 top ten singles and 22 number one records in just four short years after being formed.
Recorded in 1939, “Moonlight Serenade” is considered one of the top songs of the swing era. A few months after, the orchestra recorded “In the Mood”; which hit number one on Billboard’s charts and remained there for a total of 30 weeks.
In 1940, the band closed the year with 31 top ten hits and set a record with 8 number one songs in a single calendar year.
The entire band also signed for two motion pictures with 20th Century Fox: Sun Valley Serenade and Orchestra Wives.
See You at the Show
Tickets to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra are nearly sold out, so be sure to reserve yours today!
Since this is a popular show -and you don’t want to miss a second of it- AMT recommends that you arrive at least 60 minutes before showtime. You’ll have plenty of time to park, visit the concession stand, and find your seats without missing a beat of this incredible show.
The American Music Theatre has its own parking lot. If it happens to be full when you arrive, overflow parking is available across the street at Rockvale Outlets or a short walk across the covered bridge.
We’ll see you at the show for a night of unforgettable musical memories!