Back by popular demand! This show features over 40 hit songs from four decades of jukebox chart toppers! “Tuxedo Junction,” “In The Mood,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Moonlight
Back by popular demand! This show features over 40 hit songs from four decades of jukebox chart toppers! “Tuxedo Junction,” “In The Mood,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo” and “Moonlight Seranade” were all major hit records. Millerplayed to sell out crowds, and his music constantly dominated the airwaves from 1938-1942. Just prior to going into the army, he had disbanded his famous orchestraand eventually formed the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band to entertain the servicemen. On December 15, Major Miller took off in an ancient, single engine plane from London to precede his band to Paris. The weather was foreboding. Not very confident, he said to the pilot, “Maybe we ought to call this off?” The flight officer ribbed him about his fear of flying, “Do you want to live forever?” Glenn Millerdisappeared on December 15, 1944. The bandleader went down over the English Channel at the height of his popularity.
Now, over sixty years since the public first embraced the successful Miller Sound, both the legend and the music live on. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most sought after big band in the world today for both concert and dance engagements. Still considered the greatest band of all time, its unique sound is loved by almost anybody that cares for dance music.
(Sunday) 3:00 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 North Chandler Avenue
Chandler Center for the Artswww.chandlercenter.org 250 North Arizona Avenue