World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Coming to Gardner-Webb Feb. 25

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Performance Planned for Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – 1930s music legend Glenn Miller once said, “A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” Performing since 1956, the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will bring their legendary big-band sound to Gardner-Webb University on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Paul Porter Arena, inside the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center.  The event will serve as a fundraiser for the Gardner-Webb School of Performing and Visual Arts.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the most popular and sought-after big bands in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. At the concert, the floor will be cleared for attendees to show off their swing dancing skills.

“This event will be a great time for the entire family,” said Dr. Patricia Sparti, music department chair.  “The Glenn Miller Orchestra is an amazing big band that performs some of the greatest hits in history.”

Tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 25 concert.  The cost is $20 for general admission, $15 for groups of 10 or more, and $10 for students from other institutions and GWU faculty and staff. Admission for Gardner-Webb students is free with a student ID. For tickets, call (704) 406-4448, or email Dr. Patricia Sparti at psparti@gardner-webb.edu.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University was founded in 1905 and is home to nearly 5,000 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries.  Gardner-Webb seeks a higher ground in higher education—one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction with compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.