“The hardest thing in the world is to start an orchestra and the next hardest, to stop it.” That bit of wisdom was uttered by Hans Richter more than a century ago, but he might very well have been speaking about The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra which will be appearing in Montpelier, Ohio at the Montpelier Exempted Village Schools Auditorium on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
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The first orchestra Glenn Miller formed didn’t make it at all; it was a total and absolute failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band in March of 1938 and unlike the first, became an enormous success. The band has been a “hit” ever since.
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra made a big impact right before World War II and had more hit records in one year than anybody in the history of the recording industry. In fact, its recording of Chattanooga Choo-Choo earned the first Gold Record ever awarded to a performing artist.
Now, over sixty years since the public embraced the successful Miller Sound, both the legend and the music live on. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most sought after big band in the world today for both concert and dance engagements. Still considered one of the greatest bands of all time, its unique sound is loved by almost anybody that cares for dance music.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students/senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door or may be ordered or reserved by calling the Edon High School Office (419) 272-3213 or the Montpelier Exempted Village Board Office (419) 485-6722 and leaving a request for tickets.