|Downtown Clarinda honors the town's most famous citizen with a street named in his honor.|
|The band played "Begin the Beguine" for a sound check before the Saturday dance.|
Band members shown above warming up for the Saturday dance are pianist Norm Herzog; guitarist James Allen; bassist Donna Furst; trombonists (left to right) Al Sweet, Steve Supoci, and Dave Bray; drummer Dick Reimer; and trumpeter Bob Hallquist.
|At Glenn Miller's birthplace, shown in the background, Bill and Michael Burton listen as Glen Newton plays Glenn Miller's trombone.|
Before playing at Sunday's picnic, band members visited the Glenn Miller birthplace and the Clarinda museum, each of which included displays and artifacts related to Glenn Miller's personal life and musical career. One of the most interesting artifacts was Glenn Miller's trombone.
The Classic Big Band and Nostalgics Vocal Quartet's first CD, Sing It! Swing It!, was first available for sale Saturday, June 15, at the Glenn Miller Festival, and before the festival had ended, they had sold 50 copies.
Glen Newton's article about playing at the festival was published in the Summer 2003 issue of Strutters Quarterly.