The event will be held in the gymnasium of the John F. Gibson University Center on the University of Arkansas at Monticello campus. Tickets are $80 per person and may be reserved by calling 870-460-1060.
Founded by the legendary Swing Era bandleader in 1938, the orchestra has continued performing almost continuously for more than 75 years. It is perhaps best known for its signature song, “Moonlight Serenade,” although dozens of other well-known songs from the era are included in its repertoire.
In the past year, former UAM professor and band director Gary Meggs has joined the orchestra, traveling around the world with the group and playing the saxophone, alto sax and clarinet. The GMO features a music director, six saxophone players, four trumpeters, four trombonists, three rhythm musicians (on piano, bass and drums) and a vocalist.
“We are so very excited to be presenting the Glenn Miller Orchestra in Monticello,” said SEARK President Susan Akin. “This is an amazing opportunity for area residents to come out and enjoy a true big band performance by a legendary group, and to enjoy a meal and the opportunity to dance the night away.”
Dancing is encouraged, but certainly not mandatory for attendees, who are asked to wear business or Sunday attire.
For more information on the Glenn Miller Orchestra, visit glennmillerorchestra.com.