News Brief: Glenn Miller Orchestra Returns

Stambaugh Auditorium is excited to welcome back the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra to the Concert Hall stage Dec. 5 at 7:30 pm. Enjoy the holiday season with an

evening of musical performances with a blend of classic holiday hits and swing and jazz engagements.

With its unique jazz sound, this orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of the big band era. The current Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring worldwide ever since.

The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful dance bandleaders back in the swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. His matchless string of hit records, the constant impact of radio broadcasts and the drawing power at theaters, hotels and dance pavilion, built and sustained the momentum of popularity.

Today, the orchestra is a self-contained group consisting of the music director, five saxophone players, four trumpeters, four trombonists and three rhythm musicians (piano, bass and drums). There are also two vocalists — one male and one female — who perform individually and as part of The Moonlight Serenaders vocal group.

The orchestra has been touring longer and more continuously than any other in the world, having celebrated its 65th year anniversary June 6, 2021. It covers over 100,000 miles a year, working almost every night for 48 weeks out of every 52 — nearly 300 playing dates, performing for an in-person audience that adds up to more than a half million people annually.

Tickets will go on sale Sept. 16 at 10:00 am. An exclusive pre-sale for email subscribers will begin Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Ticket prices range from $20-$45 plus a $6 fee per ticket. Tickets will be available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. by calling 330-744-0264 or in person at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office. Tickets are also available online at stambaughauditorium.com.

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