Win tickets to Glenn Miller Orchestra

PUBLISHED: 11:29 01 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:04 01 August 2014

The Glenn Miller Orchestra.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra.


RELIVE the classic big band tunes from the past when the Glenn Miller Orchestra visits Weston this month.

Led by veteran band leader Ray McVay, the UK version of the famous 1930s orchestra have a repertoire of more than 200 pieces, including many of Miller’s original choices.

The 16-man orchestra will get you foot tapping along at the Playhouse on August 10, starting at 5pm.

The group features the same layout as Miller’s own orchestra, and has stayed true to the spirit and sound of the world-famous bandleader.

Come along and hear the classics, including Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 65000, In The Mood and Chattanooga Choo Choo, as well as a number of new additions in the style of the original orchestra which formed in 1938.

The orchestra will be joined by a male and female vocalist, and members will also help form the Uptown Hall Gang, a dixieland group playing a range of early jazz.

Tickets, priced £19.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or via

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky winners the chance to pick up a pair of tickets to see the Glenn Miller Orchestra. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is answer the following question: When did the orchestra form?

Send your answer, plus your name, address, email and a daytime telephone number to: Glenn Miller competition, Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on August 6.

Alternatively, enter online by clicking the link in the top-right of the page.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

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