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Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to TAMUCC for Valentine’s weekend
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Swing into the Valentine’s weekend with the signature jazz sounds of the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center.

Part of the Furgason Bravo! Series, the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will get you “In the Mood” with its renditions of the greatest big band hits of the World War II era. The concert will feature classic favorites such as “Tuxedo Junction” and “Moonlight Serenade,”

Glenn Miller was one of the most successful dance band leaders of the era. He formed his original orchestra in the late 1930s.

He created the 50-piece Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band after enlisting in 1942. Miller was flying from Britain to France when the plane in which he was a passenger disappeared over the English Channel on Dec. 15, 1944.

By popular demand, in 1956, the Miller Estate authorized the formation of the present Glenn Miller Orchestra. Today, the 19-member band plays around 300 concerts a year, performing many of the popular Miller arrangements while also playing more modern selections in the big-band style.

Tickets are $25 to $35, plus service fees for adults and $7 for children and students. To purchase tickets, go to http://tamucc.tix.com or call 825-2787 (ARTS) to charge by phone.
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