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I watched a video called Urban Soul Orchestra Swing Band Rehearsing In The Mood by Glenn Miller. I liked how they included a bit of violin instruments in the jazz piece. Although you can’t really hear the violin, I still think that everyone played well.
Sara Braswell says: (February 7, 2017)
Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center Feb. 3, 2017 – What a performance! Enjoyed this so much. I’ll be watching your schedule to see when you will be in Atlanta, Georgia. I’ll buy my mom and sister tickets to go. My mom would love this.
Dorothy Cameron says: (January 29, 2017)
I have been a fan since my teenage years and am now 90. I own every recording, some from 1939 and there is only one sound like the GM orchestra, I was lucky enough to attend Tuesday nite’s performance at Polk County Fine Arts Theatre (luckily 0nly 20 min from my home) and still miss Larry O,Brien. Saw the orchestra each time they came to Busch Gardens and wish they would come again. Even remember the radio show in Manhatten sponsored by Chesterfield. I am still on a cloud from Tuesdays concert. I also wrote a message to Larry/Judy in Hawaii. Please come back to Winter Haven again. I was in row #1 in my Glenn Miller shirt.and would love to do it again.
Jeannine Gonsalves says: (January 29, 2017)
Venice Fl performance 1/28/17. Thank you so much for making Venice Fl one of your stops on your tour. The performance was so wonderful, we will look forward to seeing it again in the future. It was more than music, it was entertainment, artistically done and professional. The performers really got into it and you could tell from their actions enjoyed what they were doing.
Bill says: (January 14, 2016)
Greensboro, NC performance. EXCELLENT show in Greensboro tonight ! We enjoyed it very much. Thank you !
Bob and Carol Battaglia say: (December 22, 2016)
Concert on 12/21/2016 at Riviera Theatre NT,NY – Excellent, a good combination of Christmas music and classic Glen Miller music. A great way to start the Christmas Holiday. Hope you will come back to the Riviera Theatre next Christmas.
Jenna Wiltsie says: (December 15, 2016)
I happened to find this website on the internet and I thought I would try it out. I listened to a few of your videos and found them very fascinating. I also read about some information on the website and I can’t wait to learn and hear more for you.
Joyce Jaglowski says: (December 9, 2016)
We have seen you twice in person and love you, and danced our hearts out! We would love to hear you play “People Like You and Me” from one of the Glenn Miller films. It is so patriotic and really supports our veterans. Can’t wait to see you again. Love the way you’re keeping the music we love alive. Keep ’em flying!
Perry Kingsbury says: (November 20, 2016)
Green Bay, WI 11/19/2016 My wife and I were at this show! Thank you for a wonderful evening. Enjoyed the performance very much. Looking forward to your next visit!!
Heejun Kong says: (November 19, 2016)
I have never been to a show yet to see the performance in person, but I would love to very soon. I have sen few videos on Youtube, and on this website. The music and performance sounds very powerful and alive, I am looking forward to visit soon ! I hope the performers continue to keep the music exciting!
Bob McGoff says: (November 8, 2016)
Strand Lakewood N.J. 11/2/16. My children & grandchildren have heard the music but never the band playing in person before. What a show. They all loved it and now understand what grandpa has been talking about all these years. Is it possible to get four video copies of that performance. I would like to give each one of my four daughter one for Christmas. They can’t stop raving about that show. Nick Hilscher / Maria Schafer 11/2/16 Lakewood N.J.
Vincent Ricciuti says: (November 8, 2016)
Thanks for keeping good music alive. It was a pleasure to have been present at your recent performance in Patchogue, NY. It was a pleasant experience to watch your group perform. Thanks for keeping fine music alive.
My early experience with Glenn Miller was in 1941. Each day going to school I would pass a convenient store that displayed Glenn Miller on a Chesterfield cigarette sign. He died a hero but his music keeps him alive.
Amy Lin says: (November 3, 2016)
Wonderful show. I saw the Orchestra at Louisburg College on October 21, 2016. I had always wanted to hear the Glenn Miller Orchestra because I just love all the music. Everyone around me enjoyed the performance, too. I can’t wait to hear you next time you are in my area. I was one of the younger people in the crowd that night (I’m only 40), so I hope to keep going to performances for many years to come.
Paul Waszkiewicz says: (October 30, 2016)
Glen Miller Show in Rome N.Y. My wife, daughter, 7 yr. old granddaughter, myself, along with 3 other friends enjoyed your show to AMAZING for words…!!!!…It was beyond FANTASTIC..!!!!…. I thanked God many times during the show. I have Glen Millers albums & C.D so I purchased Nicks C.D. I’m sure it will be just as AMAZING…May God bless & protect you on your journey as you bring joy, smiles, pure love to ones who appreciate EXCELLENT music & entertainment..Thank You, Thank You , Thank You…!!!!…Gods Speed…!!!
Keith Brigham says: (October 28, 2016)
I came across this website while searching for information on orchestras for my project. I read through some of your videos and the orchestra sounded so beautiful. I thought the videos of the Orchestras were so beautiful and played so well.
Adina says: (October 26, 2016)
It is such a pleasure to listen to beautiful orchestra such as Glenn Millers Orchestra. Although I have not attended any at the moment, my new appreciation for music has been with the help of the easily accessibly music clips. I hope one day to hear the orchestra live. Keep up the great work!
Payton Darity says: (October 26, 2016)
I came across your website while doing an assignment for Music Appreciation, which is to comment on an orchestral website. I read the history of the orchestra and was impressed how this orchestra was created. I would love to attend one of the concerts.
Frank Owens says: (October 24, 2016)
The October 23rd concert at the paramount was stunning. I drove down to Charlottesville from Baltimore with a friend and we were both incredibly impressed. Yes, there was lots of nostalgia with the great Miller reed sound and arrangements. But the musiciality of the band was what really knocked us out. The nuances of dynamics, phrasing and articulation were superb and the band really swung!! Most impressive were the ballads and the how the up tempo numbers like Everybody Loves My Baby and Anvil Chorus were in such a great groove. I can’t wait to hear you all again. This was an unforgettable night.
Chuck Bruse says: (October 23, 2016)
My wife and I attended a concert at the lovely Paramount Theatre in Charlottesville, VA earlier this evening. What a delight! I grew up listening to my parent’s 78s of the original Glenn Miller Orchestra, so this music has been a part of my life for a long time. I was very pleased to find out that such a proficient group of musicians are still playing the popular big band music of the 30s and 40s and beyond. So few big bands travel anymore which is unfortunate for those of us to love this type of music. It seems that the band members were really enjoying themselves and the arrangements featured all of the guys at one time or another. All terrific musicians! The orchestra has a great leader and male singer and the female singer has a beautiful voice. We hope to be able to see the GM Orchestra again! An excellent and very enjoyable concert!
Antonio Soriano says: (October 20, 2016)
For my music appreciation class I had to find a famous orchestra to comment on and the first thing that came into my head was Glenn Miller Orchestra. I watch the video “Glenn Miller Orchestra- Moonlight Serenade Intro & Chattanooga Choo Choo” and I must say that this was beautifully played.
Chuck Lipps says: (October 18, 2016)
Enid, Oklahoma Saturday evening. I’ve been to more than a dozen GMO concerts in the last 15 years and have to say I enjoyed the October 15 performance more than any other. The acoustics in the Enid Symphony Hall probably played a part but I think it was more than that. I could sit through that show every night for a year and it wouldn’t get old. I wish my Dad were still around to hear it. I also appreciate the orchestra playing the music of other Big Bands. Opus 1, And the Angels Sing, I Won’t Dance, Body and Soul and especially Skyliner. These songs aren’t typically associated with Glenn Miller. There are very few Big Bands still touring and if the GMO doesn’t play these great songs, we won’t get the chance to hear them live.
Thanks for a wonderful show and for your dedication to keeping this music not only alive but relevant. See you next time you’re in the area.
Grace says: (October 18, 2016)
I found this website because of a class I am taking. I enjoyed browsing through the website and watching the videos that were posted of the orchestra. I was very impressed and loved listening to every single one of them. It would be great if I would have been able to watch in person, but the videos were great as well.
Bonnie Brewster says: (October 17, 2016)
Great concert Saturday evening in Enid, OK. The crowd loved it. The response was terrific. But, could expect nothing less when listening to the greatest Big Band music and singing ever. Nick is so great with the band. What excitement he has generated in all the wonderful players. Glenn Miller must smile really big every time this orchestra plays. He would be so thrilled to see how successful it continues to be. And the Mods would love the Moonlight Serenaders continuing those great songs. Thanks to all the Glenn Miller Orchestra for the pleasure you give to us. Loved every minute of the concert.
Savannah Clough says: (October 16, 2016)
For my music appreciation class I have watched all of your clips of the different music you have performed and it is quite entertaining. I enjoyed every minute and element your performance! I would love to attend one of your performances.
Brittany Whitescarver says: (October 16, 2016)
Your website appeared in my research for a famous orchestra assignment I was given, and I would have to say I am amazed at your work! I would love to have the opportunity to come and watch it in person one day because the music is just beautiful!
Gary L. Clinkscales says: (October 14, 2016)
We saw the orchestra last night at Hill College performing arts center in Hillsboro,Tx. Wow! I have been a fan of Glenn Miller all of my 75 years as was my Father. They are great. They played all My favorites. Nick is great as the leader and a great voice to boot. So much talent in that group. Keep up the good work.
Natalie Picone says: (October 12, 2016)
I stumbled across some of your videos on youtube. You guys performed a couple of my favorite and beautiful and fun pieces the Moonlight Serenade Intro & Chattanooga Choo Choo. Loved it!
Nicole Comer says: (October 6, 2016)
As part of an assignment for my Music Appreciation class, I am to comment on an orchestra website. It would be an absolute pleasure to attend one of your concerts.
Blake M. says: (October 5, 2016)
I stumbled across your website for musical appreciation and I noticed how the orchestra works. I love all the different parts such as the woodwinds, brass, etc. I just wanted to say that you guys are great and keep up the great work!
Paul Fredericks says: (September 27, 2016)
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Thanks for booking your brilliant big band at the Fox Theatre in Hanford,ca. (9/21/16) The audience was “in the mood” the entire evening from snapping their fingers to little brown jug to swooning to moonlight serenade. thanks for the memories.
Jessica Garcia says: (September 26, 2016)
Comment for my Music Appreciation Class. First of I would like to say that maybe some day I will travel to listen to your band and be a part of the experience. I have heard the performance, they are incredible.
Eric says: (September 25, 2017)
Awesome. What a great show at the Capitol Theater in S.L.C. Saturday the 23rd! The Orchestra and the Moonlight Serenaders “swumg” the house! Super talented musicians – what a great bunch of brass! Worth every penny, thank you, and BRAVO!
Jasmine Chu says: (September 23, 2017)
I came across your website while doing an assignment for Music Appreciation, which is to comment on an orchestral website. I read the history of the orchestra and was impressed how this orchestra was created. I would love to attend one of the concerts someday!
Bob Davis says: (September 22, 2016)
Tonight at the Fox in Hanford, CA. Just wanted to say, man, you guys tore it up tonight. Fantastic! Thank you. Took my dad, who is 84, and my in-laws, who are in their late 70’s, as well as my wife and our 16 year old daughter. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the entire show! Thanks again.
Daniel Cox says: (September 20, 2016)
West Ranch Concert – What a fantastic evening! The music was tight and spot on. Great vocalists too. Nick makes the music come alive even more with his energy and charm. Each band member is a seasoned professional and together the band really seems to enjoy themselves. Thank you for a wonderful evening!
TCKergin says: (September 15, 2016)
Soloists on Glenn Miller’s Long Tall Mama recording. One of the best performances of the band. OK! Composition and arrangement are very important. To me, the soloists make a great deal of taste to a recording or live performance. Soloists on the recording of Long Tall Mama by the Miller civilian band, are Tex Beneke on alto sax, Ernie Caceres on clarinet, Billy May on trumpet, Al Klink on tenor sax and Moe at the drums. That’s all…
Keith Garvin says: (September 5, 2016)
Discovered Your Band On YouTube. Big Band music was my parent’s generation, but I have always been a fan of the music and events of the 1940’s. I particularly like the music of the Glenn Miller’s Orchestra. Because of YouTube, I am very impressed with your Orchestra. I will definitely attend one of your concert when your back in Virginia. Even though she no longer sings with your band, I was totally blown away with Natalie Angst as your female singer. To be so young and talented, she added so much to your sound. I’m sure big things are coming for her in the future. I have bought your newest CD, and it is very good.
Bill Pommering says: (September 1 2016)
August 31, 2016 – Sycuan Performance. The greatest orchestra in the world . . . what a standard to live up to. And last night, Nick Hilscher and Company did just that! What a treat to hear ALL the great Glenn Miller music including the great arrangements from the Ray McKinley era. When you have the best musicians in the world practicing their craft, you can expect nothing less. Playing will seeming to enjoy their time on the stage, what a treat for everyone in attendance. The event was-as usual-sold out and everyone was having a great time–no one wanted it to end! Thank you to all of this fine group of musicians having the time of their lives. The Miller music lives and is in the hands of those that treasure what they are preserving. Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough to say!
Joseph Wascalis says: (August 28, 2016)
Terrific Performance. Last night in Lincoln, CA. My old trumpet teacher (Terri Ross) would have approved.
Alexis Sandino says: (August 28, 2016)
Glenn Miller was amazing! Great orchestra and fascinating performance.
J. Adair says: (August 28, 2016)
Amazing concert! Great concert under the stars. The song selection was perfect and played beautifully. The “Diamonds” were a special bonus. FYI: I thought the Glenn Miller orchestra director was not dressed appropriately for such a grand performance. It looked like he had just come off the golf course or his performance attire was at the cleaners. Enjoyed the very talented musicians and their music brought back wonderful memories. Thanks for visiting our town.
Sandra Van Arcken says: (August 22, 2016)
Columbia Gorge Concert – August 21, 2016. I can’t wait to see your orchestra again. It was one of the best concerts I have been to in a long time. I brought 7 more of my friends with me and they all agreed that it was incredible. Hope to see you in the Portland, Oregon area in the near future. Once again, one incredible evening.
Donald Grewe says: (August 21, 2016)
Richland, WA. Just got back from your concert & it was nothing but great. It sure brought back a lot of memories of the time I got to go & dance to the band back in Mankato, MN. It was just unbelievable to sit & listen to that great music again. Keep up the good work & I’ll let my friends back in Minn know about the concert in April 2017.
Dave Bennett says: (August 19, 2016)
Just a note in regards to Howard Williams (oldest living past trombonist of the Glenn Miller Band). He passed away on the 13th of this month. He was my 2nd cousin.
Jacqueline says: (August 8, 2016)
8/07/16 concert at Stadium Theater in Woonsocket, RI. Your concert was fabulous! Amazing talent all the way around! Such a breath of fresh air. Thank you for keeping the Big Band music alive! Can’t wait to see you again when you come back to New England!
Kevin Marchand says: (August 7, 2016)
To the entire GMO, Thank you for such a great concert. This would have been my parents 70th anniversary but with my fathers passing I knew I had to surprise my mother with this concert. What a great time we had. The memories of seeing my parents dancing when I was younger brought back memories. Hope to have you back here in Rhode Island. Keep up the good work and bringing memories to everyone.
Steven Szilniczky says: (August 7, 2016)
Woonsocket, RI performance today — AMAZING!!
I think it’s safe to say that Glenn himself would be VERY proud of the band. 60 years and still going strong! Thank you all for a wonderful performance today! My wife Sabrina and I loved every minute of the concert. Hope to see you all back in RI or MA soon.
Paul Romaniello says: (August 6, 2016)
Loved your concert in Ridgefield, CT on August 5th however the trumpet section was hidden behind the trombones. The trumpets should have been on a short riser of some sort. I know the players have to be able to get to the mikes up front.
Carol Dalession says: (August 6, 2016)
Ridgefield show. Your show last night was a wonderful show. This was the second time for me and it was still fresh and new. You are all so talented and it’s the Gold Medal music of our day. Look forward to seeing you again…Have fun!
George Gatcha says: (August 1, 2016)
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Loved your performance second time for me. Your band is coming to Dover Downs on the 28th of October 2016. I will be there.
Esther Ayeni says: (July 30, 2016)
Great music. I love your performance of the “Tuxedo Junction” on YouTube. I really want to attend one of your performances soon because you guys display a great level of professionalism and beautiful music. Keep up the great work guys. I will surely attend one of your performances soon.
Mason Havens says: (July 21, 2016)
Great Appreciation. After taking a semester long course in Music Appreciation, I have been exploring genres of music that I previously overlooked. I came across the GMO on YouTube and I was blown away. I would love to attend a show and cannot wait to see the GMO in person some day.
Colin Hale says: (July 21, 2016)
The Glenn Miller Orchestra is fascinating from everything I have read about it and I would love to be able to see them live in person. They compete with any other big name orchestra in the world and are just as good if not better. I would love to see the pianists perform. i would truly be left awestruck without a doubt! Thank you for such great artwork and true beauty.
Kim Walker says: (July 19, 2016)
Any chance of The GMO ever coming back to Fort Wayne, Indiana? You are missed!!!
Alexandre says: (July 15, 2016)
I would like to say that my favorite orchestra of all time by far is the Glenn Miller. Love you guys!!!
Ashley says: (July 13, 2016)
I would love to see a performance soon as I have found a newfound appreciation for classical music and renewed love for the violin.
Andree says: (July 12, 2016)
2016 Montreal Jazz Fest – Battle of the Bands. My first “Big Band” experience was out of this world. Bucket list, check. You were amazing. And as good as the Cab Calloway team was, I still think you guys should’ve won 😉 Please come back to Montreal soon!
Jay Roder says: (July 6, 2016)
Portage MI show. Just last night your orchestra played here and all I can say is wow. I was a kid working with my dad who whistled or sant nearly every song you performed last night. Made me cry with the opening and the trip back in time didn’t end until the last song was done. Wish Dad were alive to have seen the show. Cannot wait to see you again!
John Caron says: (July 5, 2016)
Thank you for a wonderful performance in Kalamazoo. The Glenn Miller Band was incredible. They displayed a level of professionalism that sets the standard for tour groups. Special thanks to Maria whose vocals were strong and heartfelt.
J. Jarvis says: (July 4, 2016)
Crystal Falls, MI – July 1st concert. Just wanted you to know how wonderful it was to hear you. Not only do I appreciate your Glenn Miller Sound, I appreciate the dedication it takes to put in the practice time and all the travel that sometimes can wear on a person. (I hope you guys get a vacation every once in awhile!)
Richard Smyth says: (July 2, 2016)
Army Air Force Band arrangements with strings. Unfortunately I missed the GM AAF with strings concert at Clarinda, Iowa. I heard it was a wonderful concert. Are you going to repeat it next year (with strings)? Any other locations around the country where you will be playing AAF arrangements with strings? Thank you for pulling out the great lesser hear charts (I know you have to play the old warhorses)! Nick you are doing a marvelous job!! Thanks for playing the Ray McKinley and some Beneke charts. I would love to hear some little played Jerry Gray Orchestra things.
Mykayla says: (July 1, 2016)
I watched the videos located in the media tab on the top of the webpage. I was extremely amazed by how awesome you guys are!
Bob says: (June 28, 2016)
Charts? Are you guys using the original charts and arrangements that Miller used?
Mariah Navarro says: (June 17, 2016)
Rally love you all!! Hope to see you all perform one day!!
Linda Leondi says: (June 13, 2016)
When will you be back in the Myrtle Beach, SC are??? My dad missed you the last time you were there!!!
Laura says: (June 11, 2016)
You guys rock!
Maxine Smith says: (June 9, 2016)
In the early 40’s my brother was on leave – he took his fiance and my 2 sisters to hear Glenn Miller Band at Tromar Ballroom in Des Moines, Iowa. Hospice saw to it that my husband and I had front row seats when the Band was here in July 2014 at the Civic Center. I will be on West Des Moines Park and Rec motor coat tour tomorrow headed to Clarinda for the day. The Glenn Miller Band is awesome and has been a part of my life since the early 40’s – Thank you so much for making such beautiful music and so many good memories.
David Deeton says: (June 8, 2016)
Good Morning. I am a student at UHD in Houston, Tx. I’ve been looking at tour schedules and was wondering what is the closest tour that comes to Houston, TX?
Jack Simpson says: (May 27, 2016)
Lorain Palace Show. Saw your show at the Palace. My first time to see a big band show. Fantastic! My mom’s dad played the sax with Gene Beecher and was wondering if the man that turns 100 this year might’ve known or possibly played with my grandpa, John Kasper.
Karen Yoder says: (May 25, 2016)
Thank you. My mother (89) and I attended the Arcada Theater in St. Charles, IL last Sunday and saw your orchestra. We were blown away with the crisp-ness and clarity of your music. The songs were delightful and we were brought back to a time when “music was music.” Thank you for an awesome concert – I’ll remember it for a very long time!
Tom Kornick says: (May 22, 2016)
Life changing concert. My family was visiting Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 3 summers ago. One evening I stopped by the bandstand when you were warming up and decided to see the show. Long story short, I was hooked. Since that night all I listen to is big band and swing. As a 50 year old I get some funny looks, but I tell them it’s the greatest music ever made, by the “greatest generation.” I owe you all so much for that .. keep up the good work.. and see you this summer.
Alan Pollock says: (May 21, 2016)
Lorain Palace Theater. WOW Growing up living a house away from a local big band practice at the house in those days….leader has since passed. It brought back memories. And Jenny — you are a natural….
Hope to hear and see you back in Ohio soon.
Gifford Holt says: (May 12, 2016)
The other day, I heard a beautiful song by Tex Beneke and his orchestra from about 1946. The title is, Just A Kiss And A Rose. Sounds great in the Miller style and you could really sing it. The vocalist was a Glenn Douglas!
Great show in Durango and hope to see the band again in Denver or Boulder this summer. I want to take my son-in-law’s blues/rock band to a show. Big Head Todd And The Monsters. They do a ballad they call Ellis Island which isn’t bad.
Jalyn Hall says: (May 11, 2016)
Your music reminds me of my great grandmother who passed a few years back. She loved your music and I grew up listening to all of your music. Every time I hear your music I think about her and it warms my heart.
Gloria Burnell says: (May 11, 2016)
Last night’s concert, Saco River Theater. Your concert last night (5/10/16) was wonderful and uplifting. I love the enthusiasm of the whole group – amazing when you are on the road constantly. Saw the group last year (I think) at the Pavilion in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and was excited to hear you again. Especially enjoyed watching and hearing Kevin Sheehan, as I play alto and soprano sax in 2 concert bands and formerly with a sax quartet; what a great musician, with beautiful tone and technique on both sax and clarinet. He also seems to be having a really good time. Nice to see the trombonist from Maine, too! Wonderful music.[/one_half]
Karl Huck says: (May 10, 2016)
We attended the concert/dance last night at the Barrett Center for the Arts…..your guys were totally ON! We try to get to your shows whenever you are in Vermont/New Hampshire and as I told Nick last night, you are always great but last night you were fantastic! Perfect mix of hot jump tunes with ballads and swing/foxtrot tempo. I have no idea how many songs we danced to but boy was it fun.
You totally nailed it. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Stella McGraw says: (May 10, 2016)
I have always loved your music! Listening to your music, brings great memories of my mother and father. Is there any music that has been performed by your orchestra that features the french horn?
Tom Kostic says: (May 8, 2016)
1960 – I was a senior in HS – & took a date to hear the band at Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pennsylvania – I still remember what a great time we had. I am 73 now and have Glenn Miller CD’s – I still enjoy listening to that fantastic music – like Bob Hope used to say, “Thanks for the memories.”
Sandra Casanas says: (May 7, 2016)
We have been waiting to go see you Cal.!! We are so excited!!
How do we get tickets for the Walnut High School performance?
Mary Schmehl says: (May 5, 2016)
Lebanon High School Performance. I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your show on 5/1/2016 at the Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania. My brother and I took my Grandmother (she is 97) as an early Mother’s Day present, and she had a wonderful time. We really liked how Nick told us the years and stories of the songs. The entire Orchestra was amazing and entertaining. Thank you for a great show.
William Carmichael says: (May 2, 2016)
Love what you do, to include classic pieces from other prominent bands. One day, I’d appreciate you considering a “horn band” central to the better music of the early 70s. Please take a moment to listen to Chicago’s “Saturday in the Park” and “Just You and Me.”
Gifford Holt says: (April 12, 2016)
When we lived back in Scranton in the early forty’s, I remember listening to The Glenn Miller Chesterfield radio show and Glenn always did a medley of songs called SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE. Does the band do that as part of the show?
Also a request, if it isn’t too late or if you even do that.
REQUEST; ” THIS TIME THE DREAMS ON ME”
Looking forward to the concert in Durango, day after tomorrow.
Bret Whitmore says: (April 11, 2016)
What a SUPERB concert with the Glenn Miller Orchestra this evening at the Homestake Opera House in Lead, South Dakota! All of you were absolutely WONDERFUL! Outstanding musicianship and peerless vocals, every note and lyric of every classic tune was from-the-heart spot-on perfection! I firmly believe Glenn himself would be proud. You created a halcyon ambiance to the evening in that venerable venue that we simply did not want to end. When couples spontaneously of all ages get up for a romantic glide across the aisle, you know you’ve spun pure gold. Your sound, the well-known Miller antics, your respectful poise and appearance – even honoring that time with your classy 1940’s hairstyle touches… all helped preserve the magic, transporting us back to a more respectable and elegant time. As Bandleader Nick said this evening, “…wouldn’t it be nice if this music could live forever?” All of you are proof it will. Thank you so VERY much. Wishing you safe travels on your tour we hope you return to our area very soon!
Max Suko says: (April 10, 2016)
This may be belated, but I wanted to say the Glenn Miller Orchestra performance at the Elsinore Theatre in Salem was a very nostalgic event. It was nice to talk with you, Nick.
Come and visit us again!
Greg Suko says: (April 10. 2016)
Salem, OR Concert (April 4, 2016) Despite being a member of Generation X, I grew up listening to Glenn Miller recordings, so I know all the arrangements inside and out. The band couldn’t have a better leader than Nick Hilscher who truly understands the original sound, plus has solid knowledge of music history.
The Elsinore Theatre has the perfect acoustics to appreciate the live sound of the GMO. It was also nostalgic for me because I saw the band before at The Elsinore in 2002 and 2012 with my mom who passed away in 2013. She was the one who initially turned me on to Miller’s music, and it continues being an emotional connection.
I hope the band comes back again soon, especially with the current lineup (Jenny Swoish is an outstanding vocal talent).
Steven Behr says: (April 7, 2016)
Auburn, WA, Concert (April 2, 2016) What a great concert; memories, memories and memories! Who did the arrangement for the “April in Paris” number? Keep up the great tradition!!
Omar Alhindi says: (April 7, 2016)
I hope to see you guys perform sometime soon!
Kay BrineyBooth says: (April 4, 2016)
Just saw the orchestra for the second time in Auburn, WA this past Saturday evening. Love this music and can’t wait to see them again some time. Wonderful to have this music kept alive!
Norma Jee says (March 24, 2016)
Victoria Concert 2016. Thank you for entertaining us at the UVic Centre on March 23! My husband I had smiles plastered on our faces the whole time. I hope you are returning next year. We will certainly be promoting your show to all our friends. I’ve been a Glenn Miller fan since I was a small child, watching my parents dance in our living room. Thanks for bringing back all those memories.
Christine says: (March 24, 2016)
What a wonderful show you put on tonight in Victoria! It truly sounded like the original recordings, and we had such a great time!
Kenneth Morgan says: (March 22, 2016)
Nanaimo concert, March 21st. Wonderful concert, thank you. I play many of those pieces in my band, so I listened carefully to the excellent sectional play. But, the leader did not mention the bass player!!! Why Not?? His contributions to the rhythm section were steady and worthy of note by the leader.
Cecilia Bard says: (March 17, 2016)
Research on clarinets in an orchestra. For my music class, I was required to research orchestras. After reading about your orchestral history and watching your videos, I am amazed with the dynamics and range that a clarinet can undergo; especially in style, going from a classical sound to a jazz sound.
Tonya Stewart says: (March 8, 2016)
Music Appreciation. For a credit in my music class, I was to find two orchestras with my instrument of choice (Piano). I came across yours. Enjoyed reading a little about the story behind this orchestra.
Nancy Pearson says: (March 5, 2016)
Cannot wait to see you on March 18th at the Florence Events Center! I missed you the last time you were here! Gonna be a great night of music and dancing for sure!!!!
Mike Clarke says: (March 3, 2016)
A Dream Concert……. I think a lot of people would pay a lot of money to attend a concert featuring:
– The Glenn Miller Orchestra, including the vocalists
– Harry Connick Jr.
– Michael Buble
– Dianna Krawl
That would be a dream concert for which I’d gladly pay good money to attend. If you could somehow arrange such a tour, I think you’d be playing to sold-out venues everywhere you went, even if the tickets were expensive.. Dare to dream big. Maybe you might just make it happen!
Father Time says: (March 1, 2016)
If God had a favorite. Most people do not know the great history of Glenn Miller. His service to his country and the Music his band produced which helped make America and its soldiers giants amount men during the bleakest of times in world history. Lastly he gave all “his life” and the world knew a collective sadness never before known. Thank all of you for bringing this music to me. Being part of your audience truly gave me a music appreciation never before experienced.
Yer Her says: (February 29, 2016)
Your performance at Lake Mary High School was superb!
Joseph says: (February 29, 2016)
Music class. I need to comment on here for my music appreciation class, very good orchestra.
Soncerea Clark says: (February 29, 2016)
Great Sound!!!!! I really loved all the videos, especially “All the Cats.” Although I was required to comment on an orchestra website, I really enjoyed the performances.
Brooke Griffin says: (February 29, 2016)
I have seen some of your videos on YouTube, and you’re extraordinary! I would love to be able to see the orchestra perform live. The piano arrangements specifically give everything a beautiful sound. The Glenn Miller Orchestra is my favorite!
Jessie Chang says: (February 29, 2016)
I am required for my music appreciation class to comment on an orchestras website so I picked yours and I must say that I am really impressed by all the comments.
Madalena says: (February 18, 2016)
Amazed me in Portugal. I’m just swinging by to let you know how incredible your performance in Lisbon was tonight! It was genuinely so much fun and every player was truly gifted, especially the lead trumpet player, who soloed a few amazing times… Congratulations and never stop enlightening the world with your music.
Jessica Eus says: (February 15, 2016)
Great Show. I’ve just watched some of your videos on YouTube and I would love to see the orchestra play live. The orchestra is small but you all play well together and I like how you incorporated the pianist.
Paul McGlade says: (February 15, 2016)
My wife and I have just seen the British backed Glenn Miller Story in our native Dublin and were blown away by the whole show. Just hearing the 16 piece orchestra was a joy and we were just wondering, is there any possibility that the Glenn Miller Orchestra would tour Europe and particularly the UK and Ireland. We know you are booked up for the year but even after that? Hope to hear a positive answer.
Judy McGee says: (February 9, 2016)
February 9, 2016 Glenn Miller Orchestra concert at Freedom Hall, Park Forest. Nice Job! Hope that the Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to Park Forest soon.
Kathi says: (February 7, 2016)
The Bozeman Montana concert will be full of swing dancers with some space to dance at the lovely Ellen Theater. I am sure you receive song requests all the time and you already have the songs lined out for these concerts. However, if you do take requests, please include Community Swing. A group of us performed a Bal-Swing routine last September and would love to hear and dance to this song live. Secondly, I always personally love Wham! (Re-Bop-Boom-Bam). The Eddie Durham arrangement for Glenn Miller is my favorite version of this great (and apropos) song. Thank you for your consideration.
Charles says: (February 4, 2016)
My family and friends would like to ask you whether it would be possible to take a tour of Europe (especially in Madrid-Spain). We are big fans of this kind of music. Our dream is to attend one of your live concerts. Thank you. Greetings from Spain.
Jim & Sharon Bounds say: (January 29, 2016)
Concert Eissey Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens, FL – We really enjoyed the evening of wonderful music. It reminded me of my mom and dad and the songs they used to sing to us! What a great time. Keep up the good work!!
Mike Walker says: (January 28, 2016)
I was so honored to be able to take my 80+ parents a couple of years ago to the Doylestown Country Club to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra. They danced for over three hours and had the most amazing time of their life. Previously, I was able to get tickets to Sunnybrook in Pottstown many years ago and gave my parents a night they will never forget, because they could dance all night and listen to the best orchestra of any decade. I hope sometime soon, I have the opportunity to take them again somewhere in eastern PA for one last time to dance to the Glenn Miller Orchestra. As they cannot fly anymore, they can still dance and hope they get an opportunity one last time somewhere in eastern, PA. Thank you for your music.
Fred Wickis says: (January 25, 2016)
This Band Brings Glenn Miller’s Music to Life. Born in 1950, I was literally raised with Glenn’s music. My father was a big fan and saw the band at the Earle Theater in Phila. numerous times. He had Glenn’s autograph along with many of the Big Band leaders in a scrap book. I have it and it is a treasure. I have seen the band with every leader since Ray McKinley, so I consider myself somewhat of an aficionado. I have seen the band led by Mr. Hilscher every time it has come to our small town in Fountain Inn, SC. I’m very grateful to the whole organization that we are on the schedule Saw them on 1/23/16. I have never heard the band play the music the way I think Glenn did like the Band does now under Mr. Hilscher’s direction. It’s an ensemble with terrific soloists! Nick and Jenny are wonderful on the vocals and everyone seems to really enjoy what they’re doing! I think I could compare the recordings on my GM albums to the music this band plays and it would match note for note! For someone that loves the music of Glenn Miller and never had the chance to see him with the band live it is greatly appreciated. I know playing some of the charts probably “gets old” after a while, but please know that folks like me truly appreciate your efforts. I like how Mr. Hilscher mixes in some tunes not associated with GM, but in his style. Sorry for the dissertation, but what your Glenn Miller Orchestra does for me and I know many, many others is gratefully appreciated.
Look forward to seeing you all next year!! Safe journeys!
Jessica says: (January 24, 2016)
I’ve seen countless GMO shows over the years and just wanted to say that the MLK show in Lake Mary this year was by far the absolute best one I’ve seen. The energy was great and the set list was amazing. Kudos!
Derek Detjen, Maj. USAF (Ret) says: (January 24, 2016)
24 Jan 16 Newberry, SC Show. Yet another great performance in Newberry! From a conventional concert to a 2014 Incredible Christmas agenda to the 2016 show with almost all new tunes and vocals. A great job Nick, keep up the variety and new songs/vocals next time. By the way, Jenny is a smashing new addition, fitting the ambiance of the Orchestra perfectly. Kevin and Ian are still the backbone of the band! Thanks for a great afternoon of memorable stuff!
Steve Carter says: (January 23, 2016)
Fountain Inn, SC performance. My wife and I attended our first concert this afternoon. It was an enjoyable and memorable music experience. We are so glad that Glenn Miller’s music is being preserved and performed by this wonderful group of musicians. The vocal performances of Jenny and the Moonlight Serenaders were so true to the style of the vocalists from the music’s original period. We look forward to attending another performance.
Grace Montague says: (January 22, 2016)
I completely agree with Michael Willard who said, “But, when applause is for the same trumpet player, or sax, or foursome, etc after the fourth, fifth, sixth or more times is seriously overplaying the need for pats on the back. Most people will clap because they do enjoy the playing, but it’s milking the audience for approval when you elicit a response that many times. It diminishes the total enjoyment. A little less is better.”
I’ve always loved Glenn Miller and we’ve enjoyed this band,until the new bandleader took over. He completely milks the audience, but I can’t figure out why. We’d love to go see you again, but we just can’t handle the constant asking for applause. It ruins the show. It’s as if you are insecure. The band is great, we don’t need to be “instructed” to applaud.
If you tell us you’ll stop, we’d love to come see you again. Right now, we won’t see you again until there’s a new bandleader.
Larry Knowlton says: (January 21, 2016)
Has Natalie left the orchestra for good? She was doing such a great job!
Rita Pinset says: (January 21, 2016)
Very nice and good concert this Saturday, January 17, 2016. It was the first time I attended and pleasantly surprised by the atmoshphere, the only problem presentation pieces was done in English. I regret not having been able to buy a CD. Thank you for this beautiful evening.
Anonymous: (January 20, 2016)
When are you coming to St. Paul, MN or Minneapolis? Last saw orchestra in 1992 in St. Paul. What a show!!!!!!!!
Richard Peterson says: (January 19, 2016)
I have been to 10 different performances in Michigan and the Midwest. If you are within 250 miles I will go to your shows. I always loved Larry O’Brien’s Danny Boy. The way he would drag out the last note. Your new director, Nick Hilscher, puts everthing he has in every performance. The man really loves his job. I will be in Ft. Lauderdale in January 30th show. The best band ever. I am traveling over 1500 miles from Michigan to be there. Keep up the good music. Let us never let it die.
Les Zlott says: (January 13, 2016):
I happened upon last night’s concert by accident, not knowing who would be playing at the Jazz Lover’s Club here in The Villages, FL. Fortuitously, I was able to purchase a ticket and ended up in the front row where I was able to watch the faces and actions of the musicians. The evening blew me away! All members of the orchestra are consummate musicians/performers who clearly love what they do.
Thanks for a wonderful evening and an unexpected treat!
Michael Willard says: (January 11, 2016)
I attended the afternoon concert on Saturday, January 9th and loved it.
But I do have one, hopefully, constructive criticism. Applauding the solo or group performances is fine, recognizing the talent. But, when applause is for the same trumpet player, or sax, or foursome, etc after the fourth, fifth, sixth or more times is seriously overplaying the need for pats on the back. Most people will clap because they do enjoy the playing, but it’s milking the audience for approval when you elicit a response that many times. It diminishes the total enjoyment. A little less is better.
Carl Sanders says: (January 2, 2016)
Hi there, since playing Glenn’s music in a school orchestra at 14 yrs old on a trumpet we were all familiar with the style and sound of his orchestra. I just watched the James Stuart movie this afternoon and wondered what happened to the orchestra. It is with delight that you are still up and running and at the age of 60 yrs I have taken up playing a Baritone saxophone (used but immaculate; give away price on ebay, Antigua Pro). Also purchased a Tenor sax (Yamaha) and enjoy both.
The distinct sound of the saxophones playing that dreamy smooth sound was the inspiration and I have always been a fan. My favorite saxophone artist is Kaori Kobayashi though. Wish you all the best for the future and if you come over to the UK please do let us know.
Kathy Johnson says: (December 21, 2015)
I took my mom to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Dec. 20, 2015, at Oak Glenn High School, She really enjoyed it. It was my Christmas gift to her. She and my dad used to go dancing when dating and after they married. They loved Glenn Miller’s music. This concert brought back a lot of good memories for her and I loved it too as I listened to his music while growing up.
Blessings on your group and have a Merry Christmas. Hope to see you in our area again.
Dean Ruwe says: (December 20, 2015)
December 19th concert in Greenville, Ohio. A great concert in a great concert hall. This was the fifth time this year I have heard the Miller Band. I look forward to many more concerts. I led a trio of voices from the back row in answer to the question about the first million-selling gold record. Nick, keep this thing going. Call me if you think it would be good for you to do something else. I will help calm you down and make sure you get your head straight. Best wishes for continued great success.
Doug and Polly Smith say: (December 18, 2015)
Lovely, lovely concert Thursday afternoon at the Riviera, North Tonawanda, practically an ideal venue… Nice speculation on the places the Miller sound might have gone with pieces written after his death… Consider myself a Miller expert, Benecke class, but I had never, ever heard “Now I Know” before… wonder if the between-number banter might include a little Miller-Gray trivia, such as the origin of the title “String of Pearls,” just sayin’ … especially thanks to the conductor for his pleasant conversation when, in all likelihood, he’d rather be “running for the bus”… suggested addition to playlist: “Blue Evening”
Doug Persons says: (December 14, 2105)
I was in the USAF for 21 years and from 8/1979 – 5/1982 was stationed at RAF Welford in the UK, which was the munitions depot for the USAF in USAFE!! It just so happens that the hanger where Glenn Miller’s Orchestra last performed was at this base! However, I was recently informed that this hanger was demolished!! BTW, just saw the Glenn Miller Orchestra perform at the Troy Music Hall in Troy, NY!! What an awesome show, musical performance to perfection!!
Susan Hartnagle says: (December 14, 2015)
Performance at Troy Music Hall on 12/13/15. WOW!! Had a fabulous time yesterday. If you can’t place the name, I was the one second row right grinning from ear to ear!! I first saw your band in 1979 at the Statler Hilton Golden Ballroom. I have, needless to say, seen you many times since. Each time is like the first time. Always the excitement and enjoyment. It simply never gets old! This time two of my daughters accompanied me. You now have two additional committed and loyal fans! Thank you for keeping the Glenn Miller legacy alive and thriving. See you next time Troy is lucky enough to have you here. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and here’s to the next 75+ years!
Bob Lyon says: (December 12, 2015)
Concert at Chandler Music Hall, Randolph, Vermont. My wife and myself enjoyed your concert very much. We love the big band sound and especially Glenn Miller music. I looked at your schedule and I don’t know how you do it. Thank you for coming to little Randolph, Vermont. We hope you return real soon.
The very best to you all!!!
Peter Colli says: (December 12, 2015)
My wife and I saw your orchestra at the Patchague, LI, NY theatre on December 11, 2015. And it was one AWESOME show!
We really hope you come back to Long Island again next year and we want to bring some friends.
Lori says: (December 11, 2015)
How about a date in the Quad cities in Illinois and or Iowa side. Moline…Davenport. PLEASE!!
Gary Hitch says: (December 3, 2015)
Thanks so much for coming to Truman High School. What a great evening of music. So much energy on stage. The band was wonderful and Natalie is a great vocalist. Nick is very entertaining as the band leader. Please make a return visit to our area soon.
Richard Burchell says: (November 27, 2015)
Compliments to you. From a 75 year old fan of Miller music: I started listening to Miller music in high school in the 50s, had a nine piece band and played some Miller tunes (not well), and have remained a loyal fan all these years. I met Ray McKinley in the late 50s at the Cafe Rouge, Peanuts Hucko at Irwin Gardens, Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH in the early 70s and Larry O’Brien in the mid 80s in Sarasota, FL.
The main reason for contacting you is Natalie Angst. What a delightful and talented lady. She has the same spirit and style as did Marion Hutton and later, Lorrie Peters. It is both fitting and proper that she gives Lorrie credit for Lady is a Tramp, mentioning Ray McKinley in the lyrics. It is my hope that you record Natalie singing with the band. I believe she deserves a spot in the great tradition of the Glenn Miller legacy. Do it while you can. She is too talented to keep doing the on the road routine.
Whoever is in charge of keeping the music intact, my compliments. The quality is excellent. Again, my compliments and best wishes.
Jeff Morton says: (November 30, 2015)
Easton, MD Concert. You guys might not realize how much of a pleasure it is to take your 91 year old parents to one of your concerts and watch about 70 years slip away. For the second year in a row, this was their main & most perfect Christmas present from me & my wife. My father can’t keep his foot still & my mother lip syncs to the songs.
Ron Powell says: (November 23, 2015)
Thank you for carrying on the Miller Sound. I really enjoyed your concert in October, 2015 at the Punxsutawney Area High School. I work at the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, PA and am quite familiar with the Glenn Miller Story. Jimmy was Glenn in that movie. I really love the songs he made famous – Moonlight Serenade, In the Mood, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 65000.
Thank you for carrying on the Miller Sound! We must never let his music fade away!
Terry Morales says: (November 9, 2015)
I attended my first concert this year and absolutely LOVED IT!! I looked at your schedule to plan for the 2016 concert and don’t see Corpus Christi on the list. Your band has been coming here for years, why are we not on the tour list for the next year???
Anietria says: (October 30, 2015)
Hello you guys are coming to Honolulu November 14th and I am currently taking a music class where we are required to attend an orchestra. I am very excited to say that I will be attending and con not wait to see my very first orchestra!!
Greg Henton says: (October 16, 2015)
What an excellent evening at a perfect facility. Everyone in the orchestra was spot on. I could have stayed all night. It left a forever impression. Thanks everyone.
Sharon Silva says: (October 18, 2015)
My daughter is now 27 and when she was told to pick out her first VHS movie it was the Glenn Miller story with Jimmy Stewart. Needless to say she still listens to his music but now on DVD and CD. We live in NM and wish you would perform here. Thank You so much for the enjoyment.
William Durham says (October 16, 2015)
One word, FANTASTIC! My daughter just started playing trumpet in her middle school band. Our father / daughter date was dinner and an evening with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The historic Crockett Theatre embraced the Orchestra and delivered their performance flawlessly. My daughter was introduced to a performance her Iphone will never come close to delivering. She was so inspired by the musicians. Who knows, maybe one day her inspiration will carry her to perform with the same enthusiasm. Thank you for delivering on the best date a father could ever have.
Cafutiti says: (October 15, 2015)
Music Class. That’s awesome. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to see one in person.
Hank Webb says: (October 14, 2015)
When I heard that the Glenn Miller Orchestra was coming to town I was so excited. After what felt like forever, I got to finally hear this big band in person, and boy, was I impressed. Just the sound of the brass and their usage of mutes was perfect. I thought that the woodwinds brought a good range of variety. The drum set, double bass, and piano brought some great harmony to a great melody. I was just really impress with Glenn Miller Orchestra and I hope to see them again soon.
Carol S. says: (October 11, 2015)
Thanks so much for the beautiful evening and your performance in Clyde, OH. We took and my 88 year old British mother this evening, mom has Alzheimer’s. She sang along and knew all the words, constantly smiling and swaying with the music. We love that she spoke all the way home of her wonderful memories in London and how much the music meant to her then and now. We don’t mind that she won’t remember tomorrow, she had a wonderful evening.
Bud Wurzberger says: (October 9, 2015)
11/27/15 – 7 PM concert at the Avalon Theater in Easton, MD. We will be attending that concert and we will enjoy Glenn Miller sound. I have a song request if it is possible for Nick to dig out. The song is “Too Little Time”..The song was featured as background music in the movie, The Glenn Miller Story, written by Henry Mancini…Pretty trombone solo if that is the arrangement.
Efileni says: (October 5, 2015)
In The Mood (Walnut High School). Wow! Amazing! The high school students surely do know how to play their instruments. This piece of music gets the person feeling jubilant, and I firmly believe a casual listener would love to hear this, for it truly does enhance one’s mood. I can see a lot of variety in this piece because there are a variety of instruments involved, including the brass and the string instruments. I see a piano as well. I love the saxophone solo’s that are playing in this piece of music. They surely know how to play! I like the cadence of this piece as well. It makes me feel like this piece is truly complete. By the way, the solo that was played by the guy with the trumpet sounded awesome! Overall, this piece’s tone is cheerful, and it truly can enhance one’s mood.
Melissa says: (October 4, 2015)
I think you send out a positive message. Your orchestra both educates and enthralls its listeners. Bravo!
Fue Khang says: (September 29, 2015)
Just watching videos on YouTube of you guys is awesome! I love the music you guys play. I saw that you guys are coming down to North Carolina where I currently live! May plan to come down to watch this amazing orchestra group!
Carolyn Culbertson says: (September 1, 2015)
Just a big “Thank You” for a fantastic evening (Aug. 28th, Red Bluff, CA) full of unforgettable music and song!! I was too young to enjoy Glenn Miller music first hand…but had heard so many of the songs through the years. I came with my parents (Dad-102 yr and Mom-90 yr), brother and sister-in-law and young niece and nephew. Thank you for recognizing my Dad at your performance for being the oldest one there! Both he and Mom remembered so many of the songs and enjoyed tapping their feet along with the music. We had quite a difference of age in our bunch…from 102 down to 10. It means so much to have young people exposed to the music of the 30’s and 40’s…we mustn’t let it die!! How nice to see the band members having so much fun right along with us. Once again, thank you for an absolutely wonderful evening.
Cheryl Herring says: (August 31, 2015):
Performance 8-19-15. Loved the performance in Tucson at the Fox Theater! And Taylor Swift has nothing on Natalie! Can’t wait to see you here again!
Stephen Borts says: (August 27, 2015)
Was at the Carlsbad, CA performance. . you stood by the “original” music (so many others modify it . . yuck). Loved it!!!! I’m 67 and I play the trombone too (in the church orchestra) and would love to be able to just sit in on a rehearsal or something . . let me know if possible.
Regardless, the best to you all and for ongoing safe journeys.
Ace Hoffman says: (August 22, 2015)
THANK YOU for last night’s performance in Carlsbad, California as the grand finale for our wonderful Friday summer evening concert series. It was fantastic! The wind instruments, the soloists, the singers, the drummer, the keyboardist, the smiles, the coordination of movement and sound…and the music! Perfection in every way! My wife and I were mesmerized and it was an unforgettable evening. You do the Glenn Miller legacy proud with your work. Yes, we came for “In The Mood” (which was probably the best performance of any song I’ve ever seen, and maybe the best song ever written) but left with two hours of emotion-packed memories. Thanks also for giving us the histories of the songs and the names and hometowns of the key performers, and what instruments they were using (a “bass trombone”?!?)!
Michael Leach says: (August 14, 2015)
When are you coming to St. Paul, MN or Minneapolis? Last saw orchestra in 1992 in St. Paul. What a show!!!!!!!!!!
Larry Manelis says: (August 5, 2015)
Our ballroom dance studio recently held a party, the theme of which was “your favorite super-hero.” I was proud to wear my Glenn Miller T-shirt which was purchased at one of the orchestra’s recent concerts. Your concerts at the College of DuPage (IL) and the Holmstad in Batavia (IL) were wonderful.
Donna Meier says: (August 9, 2015)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! to the Glenn Miller Orchestra for a great show on a beautiful Missouri Sunday. Nick, Natalie, and the “boys in the band” were sensational, fantastic, out of sight! I was really glad that some of the audience decided to dance which was appreciated by the band and me.
I grew up listening to the Big Bands but loved Glenn Miller best – and am glad I chose to treat myself for my 64th birthday. I was really happy to see young people (20-30ish) enjoying the music as well. Goes to show you, when you got something good, it never dies.
Thanks again for keeping his sound alive. God bless and good touring. Can’t wait to see you in concert again.
Larry Manelis says: (August 5, 2015)
Our ballroom dance studio recently held a party, the theme of which was “your favorite super-hero.” I was proud to wear my Glenn Miller T-shirt which was purchased at one of the orchestra’s recent concerts. Your concerts at the College of DuPage (IL) and the Holmstad in Batavia (IL) were wonderful.
Anura Guruge says: (August 1, 2015)
Rave and photos from July 31 at Wolfeboro, NH. Thought you folks might like this. Feel free to share.
Carol P. Rowley says: (July 20, 2015)
A Night of Glenn Miller in the Queen City of Cumberland, MD – July 18, 2015. The show and the music top class. My husband and I have enjoyed your band on several occasions It was a thrill to see and hear you in our hometown.
Keep the music going on for the younger generation to hear and swing to. The music keeps the memories alive for us. Hope to dance at the Spanish Ballroom in the fall.
Darryl W. Ellis says: (July 11, 2015)
I have been a Glenn Miller fan my entire life. I have never seen this band live before and just discovered it tours the country. We live in a small community about thirty miles NE of St. Louis, MO, Jerseyville, Illinois.
Karen Pearl says: (July 4, 2015)
Concert July 3, 2015 – Franklin Theater, Franklin, TN. Another awesome performance by the Glenn Miller Orchestra led by the dynamic Nick Hilscher! Thanks so much for always recognizing the veterans in the audience – my husband was in the Navy, stationed in the Pacific, during WWII. Keep playing and we’ll keep listening!!!
Misty Williams says: (July 2, 2015)
Thanks for the amazing show that you all put on in Rifle, CO (June 24th)! The band and its vocalists are spot on; listening to you “takes me back” (even though I wasn’t there the first time around…haha)
So glad that you played the Ute, especially after your bus troubles!
Looking forward to hearing you again!
Jadean Paschall says: (June 28, 2015)
June 27th – Ada, OK McSwain Theater – Thanks a million! Best concert in my 68 years!!
Go back to 1950……what wonderful memories of sitting in the floor with my dolls, while my parents danced to the Glenn Miller Orchestra on the record player. I have listened to the Glenn Miller music all my life, but seeing/hearing the Orchestra live was magnificent! WOW!!! Thanks for keeping “real” music alive.
Michael Reagan says: (June 22, 2015)
Please accept one more round of applause for two magnificent performances I attended in Lincoln, Nebraska: The Leid Center for the Performing Arts on March 28th, and the Pla-Mor Ballroom on May 20th. Both were wonderful venues, but there is something about experiencing big band music in the atmosphere of an old ballroom that made that night pure magic.
My father was an AIr Corps B-17 co-pilot in Italy during WW2, and just before he entered the service, experienced the Glenn Miller Orchestra at a place called The Pavillion at Saylors Lake, in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania – very close to his home. Since not everyone could get tickets, the lake became a vast flotilla of rowboats and canoes, full of people (including dad) enjoying the performance. During a break, some of the musicians came outside and saw the audience on the water. Soon, Glenn Miller brought the orchestra outside, set up on the deck, and played a set for the “other” audience. What class!
Dad was a lifelong fan of big band music, especially the Glenn Miller Orchestra. We lost dad just over a year ago. The last “normal” outting we had was a trip to the Pla-Mor Ballroom to hear a big band. For one evening, things were right again. I really wish he he could have been with me the night The Glenn Miller Orchestra played at Pla-Mor. I am certain he would have lit up like a Christmas tree to hear his favorite numbers. He would have shouted requests – but his favorite was Moonlight Serenade. To hear it in that place, played by the actual orchestra, was almost overwhelming. Thanks for keeping the flame burning. Glenn Miller would be so proud of all of you.
Don Pearson says: (June 17, 2015)
To all the members of the band. What a great sound – heard you play at the Clarkson, NE gig. Your sound is timeless and I remember growing up in WWII and how great it was then and it STILL IS. I cannot understand the present day stuff – just noise compared with you folks.
Keep the sound alive for generations to come. Thought it very special to recognize us veterans – many thanks.
Jessica says: (June 13, 2015)
I’ve listened to the Glenn Miller Orchestra for a few years and I’m always amazed. They are always spot on and then some. Thank you for keeping amazing music alive.
Dave says: (June 9, 2015)
Derby Playhouse Show (Clarksville, IN – 6/8/15). My wife & I couldn’t have asked for more. We arranged our trip in January, drove over 100 miles to see them & found it worth both the wait & the trip. Afterward we ran into some of the band in the hotel bar & found them to be every bit as gracious as they are talented. The 2016 show has already been scheduled & I see a return trip in my future. Congratulations & many thanks to the band for their fine work in preserving the Big Band sound.
Kieth & Tammy Harris say: (June 8, 2015)
We just attended our first Glenn Miller concert at the Derby Dinner Playhouse and we have just one word…WOW!!!! It was truly a fabulous night. I have to say that it was just like the recordings that we listen to-tight harmonies and that distinctive sound that is like no other. Thank you for keeping the music alive.
John “KOZ” Koslek says: (June 6, 2015)
Bringing Big Band to all generations. My wife and I took her parents to see the GMO in Three Rivers, MI for their 61st wedding anniversary gift from us. This incredible group of people have maintained the very essence that Glenn Miller created. They are great, their sound is great, and you share a moment from history and times gone by. So no matter what your age, if you are “In The Mood,” go and give a listen. They are worth every note!
Sylvia Benavidez says: (June 6, 2015)
What a wonderful musical experience! My mother has been and still is very sick. I brought her to your concert at the Riviera in MI and her smile never left her face. The richness and crisp playing of your orchestra filled the theater and my mind. Your singers harmonized beautifully and my mother and I couldn’t stop bouncing in our seats! Your rendition of Kalamazoo was lively and fun. Thank you Mark, Joe, and Natalie for graciously taking the time to speak to my mom and giving her a most joyful memory and helping her relive warm Glenn Miller musical memories. Play on!
Glenn Mittler says: (June 3, 2015)
Nick, Saw the ensemble at our Elyria High Performing Arts Auditorium (May 12, 2015). What a fantastic performance. The oft hear titles were a delight but “Nearness of You,” “King Porter Stomp” were highlights as were your commentaries surrounding each number.
I am a long-time Glenn Miller researcher/collector so you can imagine how thrilled I was when our Wesleyan Village Foundation engaged the band to perform! Natalie’s renditions were wonderful! 2KZF Fantastic and thank you for keeping this extraordinary music going!
Michael Leahy says: (May 23, 2015)
We had a wonderful time on Thursday evening at the Lake Robbins Ballroom. The band was great and so was the food. It was a nice way for Fran and I to spend our 50th anniversary together. Thanks again!!
Jisun Reiner says: (May 14, 2015)
Thank you!!! Being 16 years old, there aren’t many chances when I get to experience seeing a big band live. For many, seeing the Glenn Miller Orchestra is most likely a method to relive past memories. As for me, however, I was able to live in the 1940’s, an era that I cannot describe my love for enough.
Today is the date of Frank Sinatra’s death, as well as Rita Hayworth’s death and Bobby Darin’s birthday. My love for Sinatra is indescribable. Thinking of him led to my reminiscing about the 40’s and the actors/singers whom I love dearly. I reflected on actors from the Old Hollywood era and swing music. With musicians like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and so many more, happiness could be felt throughout the people.
Seeing the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Paramount allowed me to feel the bliss that I never got to experience in the 20th century. I cannot thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to travel to a time I’m so passionate about.
Karla Baker says: (May 13, 2015)
We went to your concert last night at Elyria, Ohio. It was wonderful. We would love to see your band on Dancing With The Stars. It would be great for them to have a big band night on the show.
Lee Warren says: (May 11, 2015)
My father J Lee Warren was stationed in England during WWII with the Eighth Army Air Corps and was there during Capt. Millers time. “The Glenn Miller Story” has always been my favorite movie and is special to me and my wife Sue. We drove 560 miles and eight+ hours to hear the Glenn Miller Orchestra in Fountain Inn, SC at the Younts Center. The facility was very well run and the hospitality was extraordinary. What a terrific performance by the GMO under the direction of Nick Hilscher. Natalie Angst has a great voice and is a perfect compliment to the talented band members. “Cheers” to a great experience.
Bob Michalski says: (May 7, 2015)
Greetings from West Columbia SC!
I want to let you know our Residents were thrilled tonight as the band played at Still Hopes. Bravo!!! Natalie and Nick were a hit as well.
Thank you so much for making their evening – especially the Veterans.
I pray for God’s grace and safety as the GMO travels across this great land.
Neal Rabinowitz says: (May 4, 2015)
My wife and I attended the recent Peekskill, NY concert and as much as we enjoyed the band, I have to say Ms. Angst is a terrific addition to the band. She has an amazing voice and perfect for this genre of jazz music. I enjoyed her singing immensely, and although I bought a CD from her during intermission, I failed to tell her how much I liked her singing, so I hope this makes up for that failure. Don’t get jealous Nick, we think you have a great voice too! My only regret was that we found out about the concert by accident, as I don’t recall seeing any promotional ads for it. Had it been more widely known, I’m sure you would have played before a packed house, and I hope you will return to Peekskill in the near future.
Rob Palenchar says: (May 3, 2015)
Saw your show last night in Bethlehem with my father. Glenn Miller was his favorite artist growing up. Listening to Blenn Miller when I was a boy growing up I grew to learn the songs and enjoy them. But both of us agreed after seeing you play the music live last night, it doesn’t compare. Listening to you live last night made the music so much better. Thank you very much for a great show and taking my father back to his childhood. Hope you make it back to Bethlehem again in the future!
Howard & Eileen Bink say: (April 30, 2015)
Howard grew up listening to and performing this music with his father’s band, so was very familiar with much of your repertoire. We saw your program in Williamsport as a Christmas gift from our children, and were simply delighted by the talents of the group. Your music is very true to the originals.
Keep on entertaining people with this style of music. It definitely something the world needs to hear!
Tom Kirkpatrick says: (April 17, 2015)
Concert with Buffalo Philharmonic. Saw and heard the band this morning and as usual the sound was great. It’s amazing how the band is able to sound so fresh and how enthusiastically it plays the music which can’t always be easy, especially when you are on the road 48 weeks of the year. It is always a great show. This is the first time I have seen Nick Hilscher fronting the band and he is great and of course so are his vocals.
One thing I would like to suggest is the addition of one or two lesser arrangements in each appearance. Songs like Boulder Buff, Rainbow Rhapsody, Long Tall Mama or Miller’s version of Take The “A” Train which is played at a slower tempo and is superior to Ellington’s version, at least in my mind.
Once again I enjoyed the band today. Keep up the music for another 59 years.
Madeline Marrone says: (April 17, 2015)
Saw your show this morning in Buffalo, New York. Great job by all you wonderful musicians. Thank you for keeping this type of music going but especially the name of Glenn Miller. While I am younger and don’t remember the 40’s I truly love the music. Nick was a great conductor and singer and great at all the narratives he gave. I can’t thank you enough for coming to Buffalo. We do have a great BPO and Kleinhans has great accoustics. Again, many thanks for an enjoyable show.
Owen Parker Jr. says: (April 14, 2015)
Thank you for coming to Alma, Arkansas. Somebody taught this young Lady how to sing. Nick… Don’t change a thing. The Glenn Miller Band was as usual outstanding. Thank You. You will see me in the audience again and again. By the way the quality of sound in the balcony was terrific.
Marcia Johnson says: (April 13, 2015)
I attended the concert yesterday at College of DuPage. I have been sold on Glenn Miller music ever since I saw the movie back in 1954, when I was 14. What a wonderful band and band leader. Great sounds, great music, great musicians but I most of all noticed Nick Hilscher, the music director. He was fantastic. He was so full of energy, smiles, enjoyment, and you could see his love of music oozing out of every ounce of his body. He covered the entire stage ans was excellent with his orchestra. I enjoyed him so much. It is nice to see someone who really enjoys his work. Wish him and the band all the best. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. :-).
Claire Esser says: (March 30, 2015)
Thank You for coming to Nebraska City, your concert was fantastic, it was a wonderful experience. Out town should feel very proud to have such a wonderful orchestra come to perform for us, it was an experience I will never forget. Your musicians were wonderful and the band leader was outstanding. I got the opportunity to sit in the second row and smiled throughout the whole performance. Thank You.
Mark Pownall says: (March 16, 2015)
I, like Glenn Miller, was in the Army Air Force in WW2 (90 yrs old) and grew up during the big band era. Worked in a record shop and sold many Miller Bluebird records. He was always my favorite. since then I’ve seen many performances starting with Tex Beneke, Ray McKinley, Buddy DeFranco, Larry O’Brien, and now Nick Hilscher, and every performance was superb including the recent one in Tiffin, Ohio. This music will never die. Thank you, Glenn.
Taylor says: (March 13, 2015)
I had never heard of this Orchestra until taking a music class in college. I think you all are great.
Joel Gernert says: (March 8, 2015)
Ritz Theatre in Tiffin, Ohio. I loved the performance today. I have been playing an alto sax and occasionally a soprano and tenor sax for a very long time with my churches praise band. I would find it awesome if I could get some pointers on how to properly prepare a reed for optimum performance. It is amazing how the musicians saxophones respond as they play. Is it the strength of their ombucher or how the read is prepared? God Bless.
Betty Klemensich says: (March 6, 2015)
I’m surprised you are only making one stop in Minnesotaa (Oct. 18, Austin). You mean you can’t book at the Reif Center??? We and many others loved the Glenn Miller concert!!! And we’re waiting for you to return!!!!! Please…book more concerts in Minnesota…
David & Annie Barlow say: (March 1, 2015)
We enjoyed your fabulous concert in Greeley this afternoon. You are true professionals in music and song. It is very refreshing to hear an orchestra that has worked very hard to keep the history of music alive. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon. We wish you continued success and safe travels as you entertain music lovers everywhere:-)
Aissa Leatherman says: (February 27, 2015)
I just watched your In the Mood performance with the Walnut High School Jazz Band. Amazing performance. The music was great! I hope you guys come to my area soon!
W.S. Vrijlandt PhD says: (February 27, 2015)
Perhaps you can make an agreement with a great organization in The Netherlands to represent you in this country or in Euope. The population is growing older and I, almost 87, still loves the Glenn Miller music. I wrote you already in the past, the Moonlight Serenade is for me the sound of liberation. Then finally, in 1945, the Germans could no longer tell us hwat to do. So during the ware we were not allowed to listen to your music. I had a crystal radio (which was forbiddent) and listened to music for the allied forces and I’m brainwashed with A Sting of Pearls, In the Mood, Tuxedo Junction.
Jerry Hansen says: (February 25, 2015)
My wife and I enjoyed your recent concert in Chandler AZ. It brought back a lot of memories. I see by your schedule that you will be playing in our home town of Sioux Falls, SD. The venue used to be called the Arkota Ballroom and my dad was the manager there for 35 years. I got to see and hear a lot of big bands growing up including The Glenn Miller band under the direction of Ray McKinley in the late 50’s and early 60’s. Keep up the great music.
Sally Tournay says: (February 22, 2015)
Wonderful show in Phoenix, AZ today! Went with my mother, she teared up a few times. Thanks for keeping this great music alive!! Mom used to dance to this music, and it meant so much to her!! This is the third time we have seen this orchestra and I believe today’s show was the best!!
Fonty Carthel says: (February 19, 2015)
My wife and I enjoyed your show so very much. I am going to learn to dance for the next time you are in town. Going to bring my kids too! They are now in their thirties and I know they will love it.
John Underwood says: (February 18, 2015)
We just attended the performance in Plainview, TX; fantastic! Thanks for keeping this music alive. Natalie and Nick are awesome!
Mike Hill says: (February 15, 2015)
Great show 2/14, Corpus Christi, TX. Well done. Good energy and great sound from the band. Excellent vocals also.
Dr. Bruce Nelson Stratton says: (February 15, 2015)
Corpus Christi performance. OUTSTANDING>>>>Hope to see you here again next year…Requesting you add “It must be jelly cuz jam don’t shake that way” to your song list for 2016!!!! 🙂
Audrey Hendrix says: (February 15, 2015)
Valentine Day performance 2-14-15 in Corpus Christi, TX. Bravo to all of the Glenn Miller Orchestra members. Such a delight to be able to spend an evening listening to music that is just as wonderful today as it was so many years ago. I have been humming “In the Mood” all day long! Looking forward to next years concert!
Karen Pearl says: (February 15, 2015)
Naval Aviation Museum concert Feb. 5, 2015. What a wonderful evening of beautiful music! The musicians, vocalists, and director were outstanding. Nick Hilscher obviously does what he does! It was well worth the trip from Tennessee to Pensacola, and we’ll see you again.
Mark Hooton says: (February 7, 2015)
We saw you guys in Oxford, AL last night; it was our seventh time to see the band since our first time in Glasgow, KY about 6 years ago. We had a great time. We loved the energy of the band with the new director, Mr. Hilscher (new since our last concert 2 years ago). The show was great, as it has always been, but to be honest, Mr. Hilscher’s commentary about the pieces of music, was fantastic. My wife and I both agreed that having the extra info allows you to more appreciate the music and the talent behind it, not to mention, the talent of the guys playing the pieces. Thanks for letting us enjoy this awesome piece of Americana.
Matthew E. Van Houten says: (January 27, 2015)
Hello, I saw the modern Glenn Miller Orchestra at The algonquin Theater in Manasquan, NJ, back probably about ten years ago (or more), and I explain the experience to everyone as that everyone in the band could potentially have a band of their own, everybody is so wicked awesome. I’m gonna keep an eye out for a local show and you bet, I’ll be there!! 🙂
Ellen & Al Jameson say: (January 26, 2015)
Performance at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL. Your performance was absolutely outstanding, loved the selections performed by the band, and what a delight the Glenn Miller Band is for wonderful memories of songs we danced and jitterbugged to. Nick Hilscher is an extraordinary music director, he is having as much fun on stage as the audience was enjoying the show. Nick’s voice is awesone, we will certainly look forward to your return. Thanks for the wonderful afternoon.
Dacil says: (January 24, 2015)
I only wanted to say that I absolutely love your shows, and it has become a family, father-daughter tradition to come and see you everytime you come to my hometown. Thank you for all these happy moments and we hope to see you soon in Gran Canaria, Spain!
Elena says: (January 19, 2015)
Warm greetings from Russia!
Please, come to Zelenograd or Moscow again! Both your concerts in Zelenograd were very beautiful, thank you! You all are so talented and your music is a joy. It will be an honor to welcome you in Zelenograd (Russia) again!
W. E. James says: (January 17, 2015)
The concert at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro last night was outstanding. Nick Hilscher has brought this band to life so well – I have attended four Glenn Miller Orchestra performances in Greensboro over the years and this one was the best by far. The vocal work by Hilscher and the “Moonlight” group was superb and his introduction of the numbers with a little of their history was an element that gave so much more life to the show. Hats off to Miss Angst, too — what a dish, to use Miller era slang!
Lenka Janackova says: (January 6, 2015)
Thanks for visiting our country and starting my new year in such a great way!
Russell Fink says: (December 30, 2014)
Heard the orchestra on Dec. 11th in Easton, Maryland. Exquisite! Bought your new record. Like the combination of the classic Miller and some new pieces.
Will be at Punta Gorda on January 23rd. Are requests legitimate? I love your treatment of Begin the Beguine and At Last. I’ll be up front again. I think you musicians are great. Like the vocalists too – good job presenting the modern modernaires. Wayne Simpson’s comments of June 25th were right on target.
F. David Gibson says: (December 27, 2014)
I took that photo of Nick at The Palace Theatre in Marion, Ohio on October 31, 2004 with Kevin and Julia and 2 new members.
Bill & Donna Reed say: (December 7, 2014)
Hi Nick, Just wanted to thank you and your band for the shout out about our anniversary and my birthday, at your Lexington, MI show…we also were thrilled by your band playing our song “Blue Moon”…It was fantastic…The big band sound was fantastic…I spent my teen years in the late 40’s going to the big theaters in Detroit to see all the big bands…again thanks for the memories..Bill & Donna Reed
Michael Powell says: (December 5, 2014)
Just arrived home from a concert in Shipshewana Indiana and couldn’t wait to find you line and thank you for a wonderful time! I can scratch that off my bucket list now. Thanks for keeping the music going with the true Glenn Miller sound! It was amazing!
Kevin Thomas says: (December 4, 2014)
I’m very sad you aren’t coming back to Seattle. 🙂
David Oppenheim says: (November 26, 2014)
Great show in Newberry this pas Sunday (11-23-14)! My friend and I drove three hours in the pouring rain to attend the afternoon concert. We could not have enjoyed the rousing performance more! Thanks for keeping this great music out there for all to enjoy. Thanks again.
Kevin Pearson says: (November 24, 2014)
Thank you so much for making Burlington, NC one of your stops. Bill Pape, one of Glenn Millers original Trombones, resides here and it brought great joy to him to see and hear you again. He loved the memories that it brought back! Thank you again for being here and making Bill’s day!
Frank Hess says: (November 12, 2014)
Thanks for the wonderful Veterans Day show in Richlands, Virginia. It was great.
Ellen Seed says: (November 10, 2014)
Thanks so much for the wonderful performance at Dover Downs. The concert tickets were part of my parents 65th anniversary celebration. Thanks so much for announcing it at the concert. My parents are great fans of the big band sound and enjoyed the concert immensely.
Gary & Vicki Kremer say: (November 10, 2014)
Our first time to see your performance in Dover, Delaware on Nov. 7th. Natalie, Nick & the entire band were absolutely fantastic. We will highly recommend to family &999 friends to see your concerts. Keep up the excellent work.
Kate Roshon says: (November 8, 2014)
My husband and I were at the show in Dover Delaware and loved it! It was a wonderful night! I learned to love this music from my parents and hearing it live by such a wonderfully talented group of musicians was amazing!! Loved every second of the show! Thank you for a truly wonderful evening.
Ed DeVol says: (October 29, 2014)
Sharp – Crisp and completely entertaining. Nick’s animation adds immeasurably to the total effect in my opinion. A FAQ would be how long does the average member stay with the band? I think that schedule would be hard to keep over a very long time. I appreciated the recognition of veterans, but may I suggest including active duty personnel in the audience? I sat on the fron row with my 12 year old grandson who was thinking about not continuing with band next year. But when we got home he had his clarinet out trying to figure out the “trill” in Chattanooga Choo Choo. You are doing more than entertaining people – you are boosting the arts for the next generation.
Alicia says: (October 29, 2014)
Wow, what a great job you all did! I have seen some videos of your performances and you all did great. Is there only men that play in your orchestra? or does the orchestra change with every city you visit?
Cynthia P says: (October 19, 2014)
The performance at the high school in Walnut, CA on 10-18-14 was one of the most memorable performances I have ever experienced! Thank you so much for keeping the spirit of the original orchestra alive. Nick, you are doing a great job in directing the orchestra. Thank you to all of you for your dedication in keeping this wonderful music alive.
Tony Thor says: (October 9, 2014)
I really like your set up and outfits for the song “In The Mood.” You guys did a wonderful job.
Jeffrey Tobias says: (September 29, 2014)
Yes I have THE GLENN MILLER STORY, because my Grandfather Charles Tobias wrote “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree”, Jack Mason did the Music Orchestra I won Today, 1906-1960. Please let me know when you come to Portland, Oregon, as I love this Orchestra since Glenn Miller was Leading the Todays Band Orchestra.
George Isleib says: (September 17, 2014)
We were present for the Glenn Miller show at the State Theater in Easton PA and enjoyed it thoroughly. There are two comments I might make. I would suggest when the members of the band play their solo spot by coming down to the front of the orchestra that they wouldn’t bow almost to the floor. To me this doesn’t look quite professional as usually the soloists stay at their position and merely stand up to perform. Also the band leader keeps jumping up and down like he is on a pogo stick which looks quite funny and to me unprofessional. I don’t believe Glenn performed in this manner. Just a couple of constructive criticisms and no offense it intended. They are a great professional group and I hope they are around for a long time.
Johana Garrison says: (September 8, 2014)
Wonderful!! Expected it to be great – greatly exceeded my expectations. Memorable to see local folks dancing: Lindy, New Yorker – Everything tight, beautiful sounds. Nick connects fully w/orchestra and audience. Can’t say more!! Oh, yes, 84 here and danced two dances – New Yoker – Wow! Thanks so much! Blessings, Johana
Bonnie Brewster says: (September 5, 2014)
Nick, you know how much I love you and appreciate you carrying on the Miller Orchestra as you are. The new excitement you have infused into it thrills me so much. I so look forward to seeing you at the Miller Festival each year. Sure would like to attend a concert or two that you will have in Oklahoma this year and next. Keep it up, dear friend. You are making all of us who have ties to the Miller Orchestra very proud!
Elizabeth Jones says: (August 27, 2014)
I grew up listening to the wonderful big band style of music and I love it that there is a band who not only continues to play what I think is one of the best genres but continues the legacy of a great band leader. My sister and I got to see the concert in Bakersfield (August 23rd) and we loved it! I was really happy when you did “I Know Why And So Do You” I admire not only the talent of the group but the fact that you are down-to-earth. I really hope to see you next year!
Virginia Baker says: (August 25, 2014)
Wow, what a group. So much better than two years ago when they played at Redlands Bowl. The band is “tighter” and dynamics were played! Nick Hilscher is really doing a great job with them and his vocals almost sound like Tex Beneke!! What a privilege to hear such a great band. Glenn’s music is my favorite of the big bands and I own in cds just about everything he ever recorded. Can’t wait for the next appearance at Redlands Bowl.
Jacque Balmain says: (August 24, 2014)
Wow! What an awesome evening. My husband and I saw you at the “Fox Theater” in Bakersfield. It was nice to see everyone enjoying your performance to a packed house. The history of Glenn Miller, tribute to the “Veterans” and nostalgia to the swing era was so moving. Natalie, Nick and all the band members were superb. Thank You!
Capitola Sommer says: (August 23, 2014)
Aloha! I just bought tickets for my daughter and son-in-law to attend your concert in Bakersfield. I was so hoping that I would see Hawaii on your tour schedule. So disappointed to find out it is not. I notice that you are going to Japan. Hawaii is half-way! Would be a nice stop and a little R & R for the band! Maybe next year? Please? aloha and Mahalo for da kine music everybody likes to hear!!
Carol Renshaw says: (August 20, 2014)
My husband and I saw the performance at Redlands Bowl. It was an amazing evening. We knew the piano player Austin Byrd. The music makes your feet move and your body swing. I love the music from that era. It was nice to see young people down by the front of the stage dancing. This music is for all age groups. Loved, loved, loved it. Thank you for such an awesome evening. Looking forward to seeing the band next year in Redlands, CA.
Chaplain Michael Zum says: (August 20, 2014)
I had the honor to see, hear the performance of this awesome resurrection of the Glenn Miller music. Thank you so much for the great music to my ears of yesterday days. Keep up the great work you are all doing.
Syrah Grannis says: (August 18, 2014)
We saw the performance at the California Theatre in San Jose today. We had such a fun time. Great music and a wonderful performance. I was the tall blonde in the second row and we were so tempted to jump up and dance on the area in front of the band. How can your music not cause your feet and body to move to it? Looking forward to your next visit here.
Elida L. Harris (Hospitality in Lodi, CA HSS) says: (August 16, 2014)
It was such a pleasure serving you all Saturday night in the Green Room. You were all so kind and your show was fabulous. You should ALL be so proud of what you do and the people you make so happy.
Have a wonderful tour and hope to see you, again, in Lodi!!!!
Emily Allen says: (Agusut 5, 2014)
This website is rather new to me, but I enjoyed listening and learning about y’all. I recently did some research on the oboe and I am impressed with your composition of this particular instrument. Wish everyone the best!
Robin, Blanche, Diane & Steve say: (July 31, 2014)
Thoroughly enjoyed your concert last night at the Arden hotel ballroom. The sold out crowd danced up a storm to Glenn Miller’s music as we did. Hope we will see you all again at some future date in Canada. Best of luck to you all.
Tom Tosti says: (July 28, 2014)
On 07/27/14 you played at the Newton Theatre and I asked if you could dedicate a song to my parents. Thank you so much they were very grateful and it meant a lot to them. Again, THANK YOU
Connor Krieg says: (July 27, 2014)
You guys sounded amazing at the Newton Theater. Both me and my dad loved everything you guys did. I could not stop tapping my foot to every song you guys did. And also, the singers sounded amazing. Natalie had an amazing voice too. I can’t wait to see you guys come back to Newton. Thanks.
Joe Rinaldi says: (July 26, 2014)
Excellent concert. Very impressive. Everything was so entertaining. Love the vocalists too and all the arrangements. Keep performing!!
Dwaine & Thea McCurry say: (July 25, 2014)
Thank you for the delightful concert this evening! Very talented musicians – didn’t hear a sour not at all!! Very entertaining – wish we could get to more of your concerts!
Hope you come back to Greensburg soon.
Carol and Jim Rowley say: (July 21, 2014)
We enjoyed the superb musicians, outstanding leader and the sounds we love in full concert. The feel and sound of Glenn Miller was present in every number. It was a totally jam packed entertainment package with all the best music from Glenn Miller days. We were lovers of the sounds as young teenagers and my husband had his own band called The “Swing Kings”. We love swing and dancing to this music. Last summer we enjoyed dancing at Glen Echo Park to their sounds. We wish there were more opportunity to dance to their sounds at a dance hall and dance to the same songs they played in concert last evening in Frederick.
It was a total professional performance from a band traveling like the original band. Love the fact the music,arrangements and virtuosity remains. Thank you Nick for your dynamic enthusiasm and leadership.
Hope to enjoy your music again soon.
Helen Sondors says: (July 12, 2014)
What fun! The house was packed – not a seat to be had – wonderful memories – great sound – terrific musicians – may they go on forever.
Duane Cadotte says: (July 12, 2014)
My wife and I finally got to hear a full concert. We tried to go to a concert in 2000 in Bay City, Michigan that was rained out after 20 minutes. As for the Cheboygan concert we were absolutely thrilled to be there and listen to this fabulous orchestra. We have been Glenn Miller fans for many years and own both movies plus the Glenn Miller Story. Our desire now is to be able to attend a Dance event. We would fly anywhere to go see and delight in the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Thank you so much for playing superbly music that will never die.
Charles & Barbara Simpson say: (July 12, 2014)
As 78 year olds we remember the days when our aunts & uncles would play the 78RPM records of Glenn Miller and others several times a week. Wonderful times!
Thank you all so much for the wonderful memories. You ALL were outstanding! Please come again so our children can join us next time.
Best wishes to you all.
Carol Rowley says: (July 9, 2014)
Will the band return to glen echo this summer? My husband and I loved the band and the dancing August 2013. . It was an unforgettable evening. The music was all the music we loved and danced to. My husband had a dance band called “Swing Kings” in the 50’s and they played a lot of Glenn Miller arrangements and music.
We love the sounds of your band!
Bob Geary says: (July 8, 2014)
My family and I had the pleasure of seeing our first Glenn Miller Orchestra concert at Artpark in Lewiston, NY. It was like having my Glenn Miller Cd’s come alive! The “Moonlight Serenaders” did a perfect job of re-creating the Modernaires sound!
My 9 yr old son called this “The best day EVER” and is now diligently practicing his clarinet! You might have an up and coming band member!
A great job of keeping the sound and memories alive of an era and a great band leader. We are looking forward to seeing you again!
Shaili Shah says: (July 8, 2014)
I really enjoyed listening to The Four Freshman & Glen Miller Orchestra. The Glen Miller Orchestra with Natalie Angst was my personal favorite. I enjoyed the beat and rhythm of the song. I would definitely listen to more songs and recommend this orchestra to my friends.
Alex Lagodzinski says: (July 5, 2014)
I had the amazing opportunity to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Des Moines Civic Center on June 27, 2014. Fantastic show! I can now see what my father’s generation was all about through the music of Glenn Miller. The old soul inside of me came alive!
Glenn’s music is still alive and well and I believe is needed in this time in history that our country is in. Glenn and his band got our country through the trials of WWII and I believe it can help now. Unlike other music, Glenn tells a story of when our country was innocent and respectful, unlike today.
Thanks folks for keeping a legend alive so many years later!
One suggestion, a dance floor! See you in Vacaville, California. I will be bringing my dad with me!
Howard Ruppel says: (June 26, 2014)
I just wanted to let you know that last night’s concert was, as usual, just GREAT!
The facility there in Coralville is very nice and the acoustics were excellent. A standing ovation for the Band and another Wonderful Glenn Miller event in my life.
We invited a few other couples to join us and they were all quite impressed with the event. I also noticed a number of local JAZZ and BIG BAND notables from the area in the audience….a few local musicians and a few of the hosts of shows that air on the local FM radio “jazz station.” The hall looked to be filled.
It was great to have the GMO so close this year. It almost felt like we were part of the cast of Orchestra Wives … where some of the action takes place in Iowa City, the town just next to Coralville.
Hopefully we will get to Clarinda one of these years.
All the BEST
Wayne Simpson says: (June 25, 2014)
I had the most enjoyable experience attending the Glenn Miller Birthplace Festival, held in Clarinda, Iowa on June 13-14. There, the Glenn Miller Orchestra under the direction of Nick Hilscher performed for the enjoyment of all of us who were there. I went to both performances.
I hold a significant appreciation for the Glenn Miller Orchestra of today. I’ve seen and heard just about every GM band since Ray McKinley back in the 1950’s. Larry O’Brien did a very good job of bringing together the music as it was intended by Glenn Miller. But he lacked a male vocalist which made it difficult to perform the ballads the way Ray Eberle did. But now the male vocalist is the strong point. And better yet, I don’t think I’ve ever heard a better reed section than the current one. They play the Miller “sound” so well, especially on the ballads. This musical group is the best Glenn Miller band in my opinion since the original. The leader may be a little unorthodox, but the results are outstanding. And he’s not afraid to play Blue Rain, Adios, I Know Why and some of the great Miller ballads (I wish he could play more). And the gal singer does so well with the novelty number Sweet Potato Piper, for example. And the rest of the band plays so well. In case you missed it, my opinion is that this group is the best and I’m planning to see them perform every chance I can.
Thanks to Nick Hilscher…I hope he remains a part of this outstanding group.
Larry & Barbara Borg say: (June 20, 2014)
We enjoyed your concert very much held at the Main Street Square in Rapid City on 6/19/2014. The music was wonderful, and your tribute to all veterans was admirable. It was heartwarming to see our WW II veterans being honored for their efforts to preserve our Freedom! The band presentation definitely shows the enjoyment of each member has for the music that is played. It is wonderful to see great music shared with all ages! Glenn Miller’s legacy lives on!
Thank you for making Rapid City one of your stops!
Don Curdie says: (June 18, 2014)
I saw Your concert in Little Rock on Monday!! It was awesome and I took my 90 yr old mom!! Please come back!!
Judy Borchert says: (June 17, 2014)
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the concert in Little Rock last night. My birthday is this week and this is what I wanted for my birthday. I’ve been a fan of big Band music all my life, and have especially enjoyed Glenn Miller music. Thanks for a GREAT performance! It was awesome! I look forward to seeing you again in Arkansas.
Kara Brooks says: (June 13, 2014)
I am required for my music appreciation class to comment on an orchestras website so I picked yours since I am impressed with the quality 🙂 I do not have anything else to say. Sorry for wasting your time.
Henry says: (June 9, 2014)
My wife and I traveled 378 miles one way to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra at the Caroline Civic Center on May 30. I just want to say it was well worth the trip. Nick Hilscher is different from what I am used to seeing fronting he band, he did a good job and is a great singer. We look forward to seeing them in Morrow, GA this year. The band is GREAT.
Bonnie Korn says: (June 9, 2014)
I just took my parents to Easton, PA to see your wonderful concert yesterday. I would love to see your band play at Eisenhower Hall at West Point in Highland Falls, NY. Your wonderful tribute to the military and it’s veterans would be wonderful here. I see you are scheduling your 2015 tour, and would love to have my parents and several other seniors attend your concert there. Is there a possibility you will consider this venue?
Thank you for your wonderful concerts. My dad still plays the alto sax at 89 yo. He has always played in big bands. Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman being his 2 favorites. The smile on his face yesterday was priceless! Thank you.
George T. Isleib says: (June 8, 2014)
A very fine performance and professionally done. It was a pleasure to hear a finely tuned and tight orchestra for a change. All musicians presented themselves in a very professional manner along with their musical ability. The quintet was a perfect presentation of a closely knit group of people. My hat’s off to the entire staff of the Glenn Miller band for the amount of time I know that was spent in order to present one of the finest orchestra’s of days gone by. I, as a professional musician, greatly appreciated the opportunity to hear such a wonderful presentation.
Patricia McGee says: (June 8, 2014)
Thanks so much for an amazing show. The house was full and my son and I had a blast.
Steve Lawson says: (June 8, 2014)
My wife and I just saw you at the State Theatre in Easton, Pennsylvania. WOW!! what a performance! You guys rocked the house! I can’t wait until you come back around I’m there! Congratulations and thank you for keeping the greatest generation’s music alive and thank you for recognizing us veteran’s!
Earl Barnett says: (June 8, 2014)
Enjoyed the concert Saturday evening in Punxsutawney, PA. It was the best two hours I ever spent. I was born in 1946 and remember the big band sound on the radio. My mother lived in Brooklyn in the 1930’s and would go to dances in Manhattan where Glenn Miller was playing…I hope that you will soon come back to our town. Good luck and thanks for the memories.
Rachel West says: (June 5, 2014)
You guys have the most amazing orchestra that I have ever seen, I just love watching it. I am doing a paper on the piano for my class and when I see the guy play the piano it is perfect and amazing. He does an amazing job. I would like to watch you in person one day instead of over the Internet. I have learned so much in the music class that I am taking in school. I know a lot about the instruments now than I have ever known before. Good luck on your next shows. Your performance is amazing.
Justin McNeill III says: (June 2, 2014)
Thoroughly enjoyed your concert in Lumberton, NC. Although I was very young in the 40’s I remember the music, and even participated in a band that played this type of music in the 50’s. We were never close to this level of musical ability. Outstanding professionalism from the band and director, who has a great voice. Of course, Natalie Angst is a show-stopper….bet she will move on to a larger venue eventually! Thanks for an enjoyable evening.
Kaz Nozawa says: (June 2, 2014)
Songs by Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, etc. (oldies) would be appreciated in Kimitsu, Japan concert. Also, Four Brothers. You’d be so nice to come home to one tune of Latin.
Michael Wagner says: (May 31, 2014)
My wife and I have had the pleasure of seeing the orchestra on three different occasions at Bear Creek in Indiana and in Centerville, Ohio last year all with a group of friends. We will be seeing all of you this year as many times as possible. God bless you all for keeping the best music that I know of.
Donald and Bobbie Sue Alleman say: (May 31, 2014)
This was the best ever wedding anniversary. The music was just superb, and all the soloists were top-notch as were the vocalists. We especially appreciate the dedication of the song “At Last” to us who were celebrating anniversaries. What a thrill!
Lorri Daniels says: (May 27, 2014)
Saw the band for the very first time in my life, was on vacation and happened across a chance to go see them play at a school in Pacific Grove, CA this March 2014. Best show ever, I am a young 51 year old and was not sure what to expect or if I would be into it at all, did not know too much about them really, you could not tear me away and I bought 2 CD’s while there too. So entertaining and kept me on the edge of my seat and hope to catch them when they come up my way to New England. Gotta see these guys play, amazing.
Yolanda Machi says: (May 22, 2014)
Would they or the band ever come to our city (San Francisco, CA)? Saw their performance in Santa Rosa, CA, earlier this year. I know that there are so many people here, in San Francisco, that would love to see the band perform here.
Roland Stockland says: (May 20, 2014)
My wife and I were thrilled by the outstanding performance from the band this evening at Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio. The music and vocals were truly a blessing. I know if your group comes back to the Cincinnati area there will be two very happy people in the audience. Keep up the good work and I know that Glenn Miller would be very proud of your wonderful music. Thanks again for an outstanding performance.
Maria says: (May 19, 2014)
This orchestra looks amazing, I would love to see it in person! I am curious as to why there are no females playing any instruments. I did see that a woman was singing, that is something I have never seen done before!
Lynda Dickerson says: (May 17, 2014)
We enjoy the orchestra whenever you come to the Carlyle Club in Alexandria, VA….but notice you are not scheduled for a show in Northern Virginia the remainder of 2014.
Also, we noticed you were the headliners for a cruise 2 years ago…and were wondering if you plan any cruises in the next few years. Sure would love to bring in a “New Year” with the Glenn Miller Orchestra on a cruise in the Caribbean…and have friends who would love to join in too.
Linda Caponegro says: (May 8, 2014)
My friend and I attended a Glenn Miller Orchestra concert in Englewood, NJ and were blown away by the talented musicians and singers that performed. We were so thrilled to hear the Glenn Miller music continuing for new generations to enjoy. We were especially impressed with Natalie Angst.
Jay Luzetsky says: (May 6, 2014)
What a fantastic show you put on in Chesapeake City, MD. I had high expectations and you exceeded them. Hope to see you again soon.
Bruce Hahn says (May 4, 2014)
Saw Nick Hilscher leading the Glenn Miller Orchestra, having seen the band many times before beginning in 1969 at the WNEW Calvacade of Bands at the Garden with Tex Beneke leading the orchestra. Nick is by far the best vocalist the band has ever had, including Eberle, Tony Martin and Johnny Desmond. However, a terrible flaw occurred by allowing the Glenn Miller Orchestra to open the show for the Duprees, who I like but who stole the show by not allowing the band to do its own songs in the second half of the show without allowing Nick Hilscher to take a final bow. It should have been the other way around with the Duprees opening the show for the band. In addition, another disappointment was no, exclusively, Army, Air Force Band songs such as i.e. “Why Dream?” was performed. I am in my sixties, but am a Big Band fan.
Bill Nutting says: (April 29, 2014)
Our Coast Chorale is singing with the Coast Big Band for a number of performances. We are doing Chattanooga Choo Choo. I bought you CD particularly for the rendition that you did on stage in Diamondhead, MS. We have 3 more rehearsals prior to working with the band I wanted our 30 some voices to hear how lively you were. The tape does nothing compared to your stage version and is useless to me. It was a great show but as I say the CD is dead compared to the live performance.
Bill Denton says: (April 26, 2014)
My wife and I are celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary and when we married in 1954, I told her that when we hit 50 years I was going to take her to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra. And I did! We saw you at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas, Friday night. We wanted to thank you for a great evening and a great Anniversary.
Sharon Martin says: (April 25, 2014)
Come Back… Please, please come back to Rome, NY. I keep waiting. You were all great.
Don Lance says: (April 17, 2014)
I really like what Nick Hilscher is doing with the band, especially pulling out some of the old McKinley/Miller charts. His youthful leadership really shows in the playing and sound of the band. They were in Henderson, NV a few weeks ago but I was not able to attend because the tickets were only available to residents of the Anthem community. Hope they’ll be in town again soon. The new girl singer, Natalie, is terrific. She has a great stage persona. She looks beautiful and sounds beautiful. Probably the best girl singer since Lorrie Peters. Hope you can hang on to her for a long time. Keep up the good work.
Steven Behr, Sr. says: (April 13, 2014)
I just came back from Seattle and had the wonderful experience of hearing the orchestra as part of the Seattle Pops. The band was professional, exciting and gave us an outstanding program. I like the way Nick pulled it all together with tempo numbers followed by ballads; and the the way he articulated the band’s history and numbers so we were brought back to the 40’s. Nick we salute you for job well done; please bring them back!
Carol Parker, Alberta White and Al Aburto say: (March 14, 2014)
My wife (Carol) and our good friend (Bert) attended your performance at Sycuan Casino (13 Mar 2014) and you were awesome!
Ed Dvoracek says: (February 19, 2014)
Saw them in Cameron, TX on 02/16/14. Absolutely awesome. The Moonlight Serenaders were great. Nick Hilscher’s really knows how to lead the show. Thanks for a great time. We like all types of music, but this type of music is our favorite. By the way, we’re only 50 years old. Also, thanks, Nick for the autograph.
Carol Seres says: (February 19, 2014)
Saw the show in Rio Rancho, New Mexico last night and absolutely loved it!!!! Wonderful night of music. Please come back again!!!
Fred says: (February 14, 2014)
Performance Feb. 8, 2014 – Fountain Inn, SC
The Glenn Miller Orchestra NEVER disappoints! Your enthusiastic direction and personal performance along with careful attention to detail to “the sound” of the band is much appreciated! I cannot sat how many times I have seen the band but it is many times since the 1950′s starting with Ray McKinley and each leader after that. Some of the leaders were less attentive to the musical heritage of the band and your recognition that this is the “draw” for us fans pays big dividends for you and all your performers I hope! I know being on the road and making each performance sound like it’s the only one is hard work.
This year I brought 7 guests with me. My WW II P-51 pilot friend Morris (94) and his wife Maryjane (88) for the third time, their nurse (25) for the first time, my daughters (31) and (25) for the third time and my boss (70) and his wife (77) for the first time! Every one had a great time and they are still raving about the band and the music! Being from Philly I was glad to see that as the hometown for your drummer! Every time I take new guests with me we leave with new fans for the Orchestra and Big Bands in general. For many seeing the Glenn Miller Orchestra is their initial introduction to Big Bands so making this their first concert guarantees these results!
Thanks for giving us “more than our money’s worth” EVERY time we come to see you all!
PS: After all the years in Philadelphia, it’s great fun to have the Glenn Miller Orchestra come “out of the way” so to speak to play in Fountain Inn!
Tonight’s (1/24/14) performance at the First Presbyterian Church in Bonita Springs, FL, was delightful. The band’s sound is great, the choices of music and tempos excellent, and vocals marvelous. It helps, of course, that the acoustics in the church are superb, but I bet the GMB sound is wonderful in all venues. Julie Rich’s amazing voice was like sweet Southern syrup, both rich (appropriate, that) and pure. I enjoyed the harmonies of the Moonlight Serenaders as well as all the featured solo musicians. Wonderful program!
Deborah Thomas says: (January 19, 2014)
The performance at the Cole in Hamlet, NC this week was great. The numbers were done exactly as the original Glenn Miller band did them. You did the best job with the Miller sound and the reed section that any have done since the original. I saw this orchestra under direction of Larry O’Brien 4 or 5 times and it was great, but Hilscher is better. Keep the band playing the way it is now. Looking forward to the next time in NC!
Ed Heffington, Sr says: (January 18, 2014)
Attended the concert at Cary Arts Center in Cary, NC last night along with my 14 year old grandson, Scotty, who is also a dedicated GMO fan. Their performance was high energy, and super professional. The repertoire was perfect and the solo’s of Nick, Julie and the Moonlight Serenaders was just icing on a delicious musical cake! What a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours on a Friday evening. Brought back memories of when I was a big band drummer in the late ’50′s and early ’60′s. If the GMO is coming to a city near you….DON’T MISS IT!