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World Famous Big Band Performance Coming to Ord

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra swings into The Golden Husk on Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 p.m. for a two-hour performance featuring the best of the legendary band! The Golden Husk is honored to welcome the Glenn Miller Orchestra as the most sought after big band in the world since 1938! During the performance, Director Nick Hilscher and the 18-member ensemble will play many of the favorite original Miller arrangements as well as more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. Along with the orchestra, vocalists will perform individually and as part of The Moonlight Serenaders® vocal group.

Enjoy the classic big band sounds of the Glenn Miller Orchestra with over 1,700 compositions like Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo-Choo, A String of Pearls, Tuxedo Junction and At Last to modern tunes including Rainbow Rhapsody, Everybody Loves My Baby, Over the Rainbow, The Body Electric and Star Wars/War of the Stars, to name a few.

A special local feature of the performance will be an opening performance by the Arcadia Public Schools Band on stage. Also, Arcadia Band students will play the finale piece, In The Mood with the Orchestra. “We are thrilled to host this extraordinary performing arts experience at The Golden Husk! The Glenn Miller Orchestra travels over 100,000 miles each year, playing at venues across the globe, so it is truly a privilege to welcome this world-renowned Orchestra back to our rural Nebraska community,” commented Dahn Hagge, Director of The Golden Husk. “Hosting exceptional live performing arts events with a local youth engagement experience, fulfills our grand vision to create a hub for engaging creative resources, empowering community connections and enriching quality of life!”

The Golden Husk is owned and operated by the Valley Performing Arts Theater Board (VPAT), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which reopened the theatre in July 2015. The Board is proud to offer this facility as a place to experience the arts and connect with the community. The historical theatre was built in 1928 and has housed live performances and film productions through the years. The beautiful paneled walls are made of corn husks which provide excellent acoustical qualities and inspired the name of the artistic venue. To learn more about the theatre and upcoming events, visit www.goldenhuskarts.org and www.facebook.com/thegoldenhusk.

The Golden Husk welcomes people from across the state and beyond to celebrate and grow the artistic culture in rural Nebraska. If you are “In the Mood” for the Glenn Miller Orchestra travel to Ord on Thursday, April 4th at 7:30 pm to experience a legendary show! For ticket information on the Glenn Miller Orchestra and other events please call 308-730-8133 or visit The Golden Husk website and Facebook page. Tickets can also be purchased on ShopOrd.com. The Miller sound lives forever!

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