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Glenn Miller opening


Glenn Miller opening

Rick Hirsch

This blog post serves to announce openings in the Glenn Miller Orchestra as they arise.

APRIL 30, 2017

  • Vacancy: Baritone Saxophone (with doubles)
  • application deadline: May 7, 2018
  • gig begins June 3, 2018
  • All applicants must be a US citizen with a current/ valid passport.
  • Prepare required excerpts (download here)
  • Also include several solo improvisations in variety of styles.
    • chosen at discretion of candidate
    • each solo (excerpt) should be less than 1 minute
    • submit each solo as an individual mp3 file
    • *concise YouTube clips are recommended (but not required)
  • Include phone # with your application
  • Submit application to Mr. Ashley Hall, road manager



AUG 18, 2017

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is hiring a bassist.

  • hiring date of Thursday September 28th 2017.
  • All applicants must be a US citizen with a current/ valid passport.
  • Applicants should include several excerpts in various styles (swing, ballad, etc), a few solos, and use of the bow.
  • These excerpts are at the discretion of the candidate, should each be no more than a minute in length, and must be submitted in (individual) MP3 format.
  • Concise YouTube clips are encouraged but not required.
  • The firm deadline for audition submissions is Thursday August 24th 2017.

All auditions and inquiries should be submitted to:

Mr. Ashley Hall / road manager