The 31st annual Glenn Miller Holiday Concert is sure to spread some holiday cheer while benefitting the Montgomery Area Food Bank.
People coming to the free concert at the Davis Theatre, Dec. 20, are encouraged to bring a canned good item for the food bank. Concert starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m., seating is first come, first serve and food donation boxes will be at the door. More than 2,200 pounds of food was collected at last year’s concert.
The U.S. Air Force “Airmen of Note” will perform big band swing music and holiday favorites in the style of renowed band leader Glenn Miller, who was stationed at Maxwell for a short time in 1942.
Former Air University commander (1981-84) retired Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland initiated the concert tradition as a tribute to Glenn Miller in 1982. Miller, a U.S. Army Air Corps captain, and his band, “Maxwell’s Rythmaires,” performed a Christmas concert on the base in an aircraft hangar in 1942.