Glenn Miller Orchestra brings music of World War II to Van Buren

Glenn Miller Orchestra preserves legacy

The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. April 6 at King Opera House in Van Buren. The two-hour performance will feature 10 of Miller's greatest hits alongside some of his lesser known songs and other swing band favorites. (Courtesy Photo)
The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs at 7 p.m. April 6 at King Opera House in Van Buren. The two-hour performance will feature 10 of Miller's greatest hits alongside some of his lesser known songs and other swing band favorites. (Courtesy Photo)


There's a formula to Glenn Miller's version of swing that still exists 80 years after his mysterious death during World War II.

Eric Stabnau, music director for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, explains that it starts in the reed section -- the clarinets and saxophones.

"Those

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