Big band of memories
Award-winning entertainer Greg Ward is joined by golden-voiced singer Debbie Penney and brass ensemble to showcase some of Glenn Miller’s greatest hits.
The Life and Music of Glenn Miller will be held at the Rotorua Baptist Church on February 11.
One of the best loved musicians of the era, Glenn Miller had the pulse of the times with tight rhythm and great tunes. He was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and band leader in the swing era and was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands.
Miller’s notable hits featured in the daytime show include In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania 6- 5000 and Chattanooga Choo Choo. His untimely death occurred while crossing the English Channel in a light plane in 1944. There are many theories about what happened to the musician including being shot down by friendly fire. He is still officially missing.
Big band: The Life and Music of Glenn Miller (artists from left to right). Pete France, Bruce French, Mike Booth, Debbie Penney, Greg Ward and Ron Coleman