Music: The Band Plays On

It had been more than a year since Major Glenn Miller, the Army's swing Sousa of World War II, was lost in a plane crash. But last week 34 of his G.I. musicians, now civilians, opened on Broadway—still calling themselves the Glenn Miller Orchestra. A public that had not forgotten the Miller name (his orchestra was voted the nation's No. 1 sweet band in 1941) packed the house. The G.I.s, a little worried about how the public would feel about them, found the old Miller theme song still described it: In the Mood.


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