The Glenn Miller Story
The Astor Big Band
The 18-piece Astor Big Band and singers present the story of Alton G Miller from the formation of his first band in 1936 through to his tragic death on a flight from Bedford to Paris on 14 Dec 1944.
Using the format of his Chesterfield Broadcasts with the Andrews Sisters – Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue - to bring you a host of Miller hits and a selection of more modern compositions from shows including Les Misérables, West Side Story and Chess as he would have played them.
A concert to appeal to all fans of Big Bands and modern musicals.
MEET & GREET...details to follow...
WW2 Veteran Cliff Murray.
Cliff – who is 98 – volunteered and entered the Tank Corps in 1939 but virtually all the tanks were lost at Dunkirk . He was then transferred to Armoured Trains as a deterrent to invasion. He got his tank back when transferred to Backdown near Bagshot in 1942 – he met his wife there before being posted to Catterick and later to mainland Europe.
WW2 Veteran George Winters.
George was a mine sweeper and a part of D-Day.
All Astor Big Band profits are donated to the Royal British Legion.