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Remembering the Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band legacy

Members of The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts and jazz vocalist Veronica Swift to present music of the late big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The concert highlighted the legacy of Maj. Miller's music and leadership of the Army Air Force Band, and it coincided with the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of his plane somewhere over the English Channel. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present the music of big band legend Major Alton Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The concert, "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," highlighted the legacy of Maj. Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II.

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Veronica Swift sings during "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Veronica Swift sings during "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Members of The U.S. Air Force Band perform the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. The concert honored the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane over the English Channel during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Members of The U.S. Air Force Band perform the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. The concert honored the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane over the English Channel during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Master Sgt. Brooke Emory speaks to the audience at "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show that featured The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Master Sgt. Brooke Emory speaks to the audience at "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show that featured The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Technical Sgt. Chris Ziemba plays the piano at "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show that featured The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Technical Sgt. Chris Ziemba plays the piano at "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show that featured The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Veronica Swift sings during "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Technical Sgt. Valentine Lukashuk)

Acclaimed jazz vocalist Veronica Swift sings during "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Technical Sgt. Valentine Lukashuk)

The trombone section performs during "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

The trombone section performs during "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Col. Don Schofield conducts the Airmen of Note as they recreate the Major Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Col. Don Schofield conducts the Airmen of Note as they recreate the Major Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Washington Performing Arts Artist-in-Residence (and host of WAMU’s The Big Broadcast) Murray Horwitz serves as emcee during The U.S. Air Force Band's concert featuring the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Washington Performing Arts Artist-in-Residence (and host of WAMU’s The Big Broadcast) Murray Horwitz serves as emcee during The U.S. Air Force Band's concert featuring the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Members of The U.S. Air Force Band perform the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller as professional dancers take center stage on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)
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Members of The U.S. Air Force Band perform the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller as professional dancers take center stage on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Members of The U.S. Air Force Band perform during "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)
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Members of The U.S. Air Force Band perform during "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Washington Performing Arts Artist-in-Residence (and host of WAMU’s The Big Broadcast) Murray Horwitz (right) sings along with the entire cast of "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)
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Washington Performing Arts Artist-in-Residence (and host of WAMU’s The Big Broadcast) Murray Horwitz (right) sings along with the entire cast of "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Josh Kowalsky)

Senior Master Sgt. David Stump visits with audience members at the conclusion of "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Technical Sgt. Valentine Lukashuk)
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Senior Master Sgt. David Stump visits with audience members at the conclusion of "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," a show featuring The U.S. Air Force Band performing the music of big band legend Major Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present this concert highlighting the legacy of Major Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Technical Sgt. Valentine Lukashuk)

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. -- The U.S. Air Force Band partnered with Washington Performing Arts to present the music of big band legend Major Alton Glenn Miller on April 2, 2019, at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. The concert, "On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration," highlighted the legacy of Maj. Miller's music and his leadership of the Army Air Force Band. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the disappearance of Miller's plane during World War II.