Thursday, April 09, 2009

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra’s Chattanooga Choo Choo to Stop in Springville

A band that many music enthusiasts feel it one of the greatest bands of all time will be gracing the stage of Springville-Griffith Institute High School on May 4th at 7:00 p.m. The World Famous, Glenn Miller Orchestra, is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. Under the music direction of trombonist Larry O’Brien, the 19-member band will perform upbeat melodies that have been thrilling audiences for over four decades.

During the Swing era of the ‘30s and ‘40s, bandleader Glenn Miller recorded and performed a string of hits including Tuxedo Junction, In the Mood, and Chattanooga Choo Choo and became a huge sensation with the era’s dance crowd. Miller’s musical heritage lives on with the Glenn Miller Orchestra continuing to draw flocks of fans who can’t get enough of the unique and special Miller sound. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

The concert is a production of the Business of Music Class at S.G.I. High School and the course teaches students about the practical aspects of the business world using the music industry as its central focus. The students study such topics as artist management, business and entertainment law, accounting and finance, concert promotion, and current trends in the industry. The Glenn Miller Orchestra project is used as a ‘final exam’ where students can demonstrate their learning through a hands-on learning experience.

Don’t miss an evening with one of the most popular bands ever as they make a stop in Springville. The students have even arranged for a dance floor to be installed so you can relive those memories from long ago. Tickets are recession-priced at $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors over 60. They are also available online at

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