Alumnus returns with Glenn Miller Orchestra
Oct. 1, 2009
KALAMAZOO--The Glenn Miller Orchestra will visit Western Michigan University for a single show at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at Miller Auditorium.
With more than 50 top 10 hits, the world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings audiences back year after year with its big brass sounds and unique jazz melodies. Considered by many to be one of the greatest big bands of all time, the present group was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently ever since. Directed by trombonist Larry O'Brien, the Glenn Miller Orchestra plays an average of 300 live shows around the world each year.
Returning to his roots in a special homecoming appearance is the newest member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, alumnus Brian Hemstock, who graduated from WMU in 2008. As a four-year member of the acclaimed WMU vocal jazz group, Gold Company, Hemstock is no stranger to the Miller Auditorium stage.
Part of the Miller Auditorium Spotlight Series, the Glenn Miller Orchestra at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by Zhang Financial. Tickets are on sale now and range from $15 to $35. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 15 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.
Media contact: Bethany Gauthier, (269) 387-2245, email@example.com