Glenn Miller Orchestra to perform Thursday night

Posted 1/10/18

Bradley County will have the chance to get “In The Mood” Thursday evening, as a  legendary American big band comes to Cleveland to help celebrate one of the great local …

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Glenn Miller Orchestra to perform Thursday night

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Bradley County will have the chance to get “In The Mood” Thursday evening, as a  legendary American big band comes to Cleveland to help celebrate one of the great local organizations.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will be in performance at Cleveland Country Club as the centerpiece of the Allied Arts Council of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce’s silver anniversary celebration.

Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and dinner and the music are set to get underway at 7 p.m.

Miller’s music became the soundtrack for those who lived in the World War II era.

“Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Tuxedo Junction” and “Moonlight Serenade” were just some of the chart-topping hits that came from Miller and his band.

Sadly, the band leader’s career was cut short on Dec. 15, 1944, when Miller boarded a transport plane to Paris and was never seen again.

The music has played on, and it will be the newest incarnation of the band that will make a stop here Thursday night.

Under the direction of Nick Hilscher, a native of Atlanta, the band performs more than 300 shows a year, keeping the classic tunes alive.

Dwight Richardson, chairman of Thursday’s event, said he found the group “very easy to work with.”

“When I called to ask, they got right back to me,” Richardson said.

“This is going to be a very special evening to celebrate the arts in Bradley County,” he said. “Allied Arts has put back into our schools around $450,000 over the past 25 years.”

“We wanted to honor the people here who have worked with the arts, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra — what can you say about that? They are just one of the best,” Richardson said. “It’s going to be a night of glitz and glamour.”

Tickets are available through the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce office or by calling Richardson at 423-715-0030.

Tickets will be available through the end of business Thursday.

Tickets will not be available at the door.

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