Glenn Miller Orchestra
The Glenn Miller Orchestra, 2009.
|Genres||Jazz, Big band|
|Members||Nick Hilscher, Hannah Truckenbrod, Kevin Sheehan, Gary Meggs, Cody Leavel, Austin Yancey, Ian O'Beirne, Ashley Hall, Brad Black, Steve Walters, Joe Young IV, George Reinert III, Derek Kwong, Mike DeSousa, Jason Bennett, Ron Mills, Greg Zabel, Dean Schweiger, Jon Olejnik|
|Dan Riley, Tex Beneke, Beat Kaestli, Ray McKinley, Lenny Hambro, Peanuts Hucko, Dick Lowenthal, Buddy Morrow, Jimmy Henderson, Dick Gerhart, Henry Mancini, Larry O'Brien, Chris Fortner, Lee Taylor, Walt Kross, Bill Kotrba, Tim Pence, Cary Sheley, Steve Bleifuss, Andrew Burdick, David Bobroff, Terry Frenz II, Steve Molloy, Mike Manthey, Graham Breedlove, Jeff Wilfore, Alex Norris, Joe Weber, Rudy Petschauer, Jeremy Manasia, Tom McDonough, Tim Albright, Gary Tole, Clifford Shibly, Jack Sperling, Dale Orris, Nick Hilscher, Bill Barbour, Dave Ryan, Robbie Hioki, Doug Cook, Barry Springer, Bill Barrett, Mike Duva, Julia Rich (vocal), Charlie Lee, Jeff Hughes, Roscoe Myers, Wally Besser, Darrell Hendricks, Larry Newman, Steve Tracy McCallum, Clayton Lucovich, Holbrook Riles III, Joel Linscheid, Jon Rees, Jonathan McQuade, Nigel Yancey, Seth Lewis, Shawn Williams, James Navan, Betty Grable, Buck Clayton, Hoagy Carmichael, Art Tatum, Dominic "Nick" Barulli, Elliot Scozzaro, Karl Stabnau, Abdullah Ebrahim, Hayden Mapel, Ron Mills, Dean Schweiger, Louie Leager|
After the disappearance of Glenn Miller in 1944, the band was reconstituted under the direction of Tex Beneke, its lead tenor saxophonist, singer, and one of Miller's longtime close friends. A few years later, the Miller estate, having parted ways with Beneke over creative differences, hired Ray McKinley, principal drummer in Miller's Army Air Force band, to organize a new "ghost band" in 1956.
Hollywood contributed to the band's popularity and that of its founder and original members with the 1953 release of The Glenn Miller Story on the big screen. The band garnered award nominations and box office success, as well as top hit status for its soundtrack album in 1954.
Larry O'Brien served as director from 1981 to 1983 and from 1988 to 2010.
Singer Nick Hilscher became the director of the touring band in 2012, replacing previous director Gary Tole.
Current as of 2019 
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