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Transcript of Glenn Miller
started out playing the mandolin, but then switched to the trombone. My family moved multiple times to
Missouri, Nebraska, and then to Colorado. After
graduating high school in 1921, I decided to
become a professional musician. My Musical Career During a short stint at the University of Colorado at Boulder, I spent most of my time attending auditions and playing gigs. Then I dropped out of school and returned to the music business. After moving to Los Angeles, California, I joined the Ben Pollack Orchestra for a time. I moved to New York City, and in 1935 I formed an orchestra for a British bandleader, Ray Noble. My Songs & Fame I got my first hit with "Wishing (Will Make it So)" and that same year I released another composition "Moon Light Serenade" which climbed the charts in 1939, as well. I also played swing jazz and due to that my orchestra and I became the countries top dance band. I also wrote many other compositions including "In The Mood", "Tuxedo Junction" and
"Pennsylvania 6-5000." Military Service In 1942, I decided to put aside my music career and serve my country. I joined the U.S. Army-Air Force band and was stationed in England to entertain the troops there. After 2 years of playing, I learned that the band and me were going to Paris. On December 15, I boarded a plane that was scheduled to arrive in Paris, France but it never did. What happened to the plane and me is still a mystery. Neither my body nor the plane was found. After My Death I left my wife and 2 children with out a father until she remarried. My band kept playing months after my death and my orchestra was recreated after the war in my honor. A film was made in 1954 staring Jimmy Stewart titled "The Glenn Miller Story". Resources www.biograpy.com/people/glenn-miller-