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April 5, 2001


LA CROSSE, Wis—One of the most popular and sought after big bands in the world today is bringing its unique jazz sounds to the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center Main Theatre on Sunday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Playing both concert and swing dance engagements, the Glenn Miller Orchestra popularized tunes like "In the Mood," "A String of Pearls," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," and "A Sentimental Journey." Continuing to play many of the timeless Glenn Miller favorites that keep fans coming back, the band also plays modern selections in the big-band style, carefully selecting pieces that naturally lend themselves to the Miller style and sound. The entire repertoire exceeds 1,700 compositions and keeps the band popular with people of all ages.

Formed in 1956, the present Glenn Miller Orchestra plays an average of 300 concerts worldwide each year. The 19-member band consists of the leader, five saxophone players, four trumpeters, four trombonists, three rhythm musicians, and two vocalists. Trombonist Larry O’Brien is the orchestra’s present musical director.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is sponsored by Franciscan Skemp Healthcare. It is supported, in part, by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.  This performance is sold out. 

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