Travel back in time with East Georgia State College and the Vision Series Committee as we remember the 40’s with the Glenn Miller Orchestra on Tuesday evening, February 3, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Luck Flanders Gambrell Center on campus. Sponsored by the Vision Series, a privately funded initiative that underwrites academic and cultural enrichment programs at East Georgia State College, the concert is free and open to the public.
Join us on this magical evening as we listen to arrangements of Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, A String of Pearls, Rhapsody in Blue, and many others, by the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Owned and operated by Glenn Miller Productions, Inc., under license from the Miller Estate, this orchestra has the sole and exclusive right to use the Glenn Miller Orchestra name. They are a fully self-contained group consisting of the musical director, five saxophone players, four trumpeters, four trombonists, and three rhythm musicians (piano, bass and drums). Also, there are two vocalists, one male and one female, who perform individually and as part of The Moonlight Serenaders vocal group.
The orchestra has performed in all 50 states, as well as throughout Europe, Australia, Iceland, New Zealand, Guam, the Philippines, and South and Central America. Due to the popularity of the Glenn Miller Orchestra in Japan, they have played 40 performances in that country. The Band covers over a hundred thousand miles a year, working most every night for 48 weeks out of every 52 weeks a year. They play 300 dates a year to audiences that total up to more than a half million people annually.
Of course, all of the biggest hits are included in their performance. But so are arrangements of less well-known tunes like The White Cliffs of Dover, Rainbow Rhapsody, and That’s Sabotage. Remember, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.”
Although the concert is a free Vision Series event, seating is limited so come early for your best seating opportunity. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Elizabeth Gilmer at East Georgia State College, 478-289-2037 with any questions.