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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra swings into the Santa Clarita Valley, on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Appearing locally one night only, is the official Glenn Miller Orchestra, licensed by the Miller estate, and formed back in 1956, due to the strong demand created by the box office hit, The Glenn Miller Story, starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson. The band has been touring around the world ever since, averaging 300 live dates a year, playing to millions of fans.

Directed by Nick Hilscher, and featuring vocalist Eileen Burns, the Glenn Miller Orchestra will present a selection of material from the group’s vast library, which includes compositions from the original band and Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band. The program for the evening may include favorites such as “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” and “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” as well as various patriotic and military songs, as a tribute to our community’s veterans and active military personnel.

Tickets are currently on sale at the following locations in Santa Clarita:

Nick Rail Music, 18718 Soledad Canyon Rd., in the Canyon Country Edwards Cinema Complex

Juice It Up, 28164 Newhall Ranch Rd., in the Highridge Crossing Center

Final Score, 23754 Lyons Ave., in the Lyons Plaza

Robeks, 26810 The Old Road, in Westridge Village

Philip Ross, CPA, An Accountancy Corp., at 24730 Ave. Tibbitts, Unit 100

General Admission is $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Discount Admission for Students, Seniors, Veterans, or Military is $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Premium seating is available for $25 in advance or $30 at the door. The concert is for the benefit of the West Ranch High School Music Department, to enhance the Jazz Studies Program. According to Brian Leff, Director of Jazz Studies at West Ranch, this special event will be a fun and nostalgic evening for fans of Big Band music, and a great opportunity for music students, particularly those in the Hart District’s Jazz programs, to experience a professional Big Band concert.

Sponsors include KHTS AM 1220 Hometown Station, and The Magazine of Santa Clarita. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Brian Leff, Director of Jazz Studies, West Ranch High School, 661-222-1220 ext. 645, or email bleff@hartdistrict.org. For updated concert information, go to the website, www.westranchmusic.com.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is still the most sought after Big Band in the world. Come find out why the Miller Sound Lives Forever.

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