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In the early-to-mids, Miller worked as a trombonist, arranger, and composer for The Dorsey Brothers , first when they were a Brunswick studio group and when they formed an ill-fated orchestra. A disproportionate ratio of nostalgia to substance keeps his music alive. In , when the band arrived in New York City, he sent for and married his college sweetheart, Helen Burger. After flunking three of his five courses one semester, Glenn dropped out to concentrate on his career as a professional musician.
Major Miller, through excellent judgment and professional skill, conspicuously blended the abilities of the outstanding musicians, comprising the group, into a harmonious orchestra whose noteworthy contribution to the morale of the armed forces has been little less than sensational. Schuller says that Ray Eberle's "lumpy, sexless vocalizing dragged down many an otherwise passable performance. In , Glenn organized the Smith Ballew Band, and worked two years as manager, arranger and trombonist. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Glenn Miller. Retrieved on July 29,
Archived from the original on July 13, Introspection Late Night Partying. In 's Sun Valley Serenade , they were major members of the cast, which also featured comedian Milton Berle , and Dorothy Dandridge with the Nicholas Brothers in the show-stopping song and dance number, Chattanooga Choo Choo. And coming at the end of the frenetic bebop era, the timing seemed to be right. Retrieved October 12, The Miller estate authorized an official Glenn Miller ghost band in Considered one of the top songs of the swing era, and Miller's best composition, it soon became the theme song to start and end all of his radio performances.