グレン・ミラー生誕地協会が主催する国際的なジャズフェスティバルがグレン・ミラー・フェスティバルです。
この度、生誕地協会日本支部代表の青木秀臣氏からの推薦を受け、現地会長のマービン氏から歓迎するというメールをいただきました。
BLUE BEGINNERS創設30数年に及ぶ活動の中で初の海外演奏であり、かつビッグバンドプレーヤーの聖地ともいえるクラリンダでの演奏です。
アメリカ合衆国アイオア州クラリンダは北部中央に位置する場所で、およそ観光で訪れる日本人は皆無に等しいでしょう。
そんなアメリカの片田舎(失礼)で、現地の熱烈なグレン・ミラー・ファンとの交流が待っています。
期待と不安が交錯しますが、きっとBBらしい演奏で日本の高校生ビッグバンドの姿をアピール出来ることでしょう。

The 42nd Annual GLENN MILLER FESTIVAL June 8-11, 2017 Clarinda, Iowa

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Pete Madsen - University of Nebraska
directed by Nick Hilscher
Jazz Band Ensemble
Blue Beginners - Mito Japan 
John Morgan Big Band Orchestra Des Moines, Iowa
Lady Luck Trio Utah 
GMBS Big Band
7:00 AM BIG BAND BREAKFAST featuring LADY LUCK TRIO
8:15 AM SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION- Vocal (High School Aud)
9:00 AM Exhibits at High School Open (Hours 9 AM - 5 PM)
10:00 AM Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum Opens (Hours 10 AM - 6 PM) 9:00 AM Exhibits at High School Open (Hours 9 AM - 6 PM) 11:00 AM GLENN MILLER VENDOR FAIR (Town Square 11 - 7 PM) 9:15 AM GMBS Board Meeting (High School Rooms 101 & 102) 10:00 AM Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum Opens (Hours 10 AM - 6 PM) 1:00 PM SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION - Instrumental (High School Aud) 10:00 AM BLUE BEGINNERS (High School Aud) 1:00 PM Nodaway Valley Museum Opens (Hours 1 PM - 4 PM) 5:00 PM KICK-OFF PICNIC (High School Commons) 1:00 PM Nodaway Valley & Clarinda Art Museums Open (Hours 1 - 4 PM) (picnic tickets must be purchased by 10:00 AM) 1:30 PM LADY LUCK TRIO 1940'S RADIO GOLD(High School Aud) 8:00 PM DR. PETE MADSEN & UNO JAZZ ENSEMBLE(Town Square weather permitting or High School Aud) 3:00 PM GLENN MILLER "DECLASSIFIED" by Dennis Spragg Glenn Miller Archive, University of Colorado (High School Gym) 4:30 PM THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA (High School Aud) 9:00 AM Exhibits at High School Open (Hours 9 AM - 7:30 PM) 9:30 AM STAGE SHOW - Featuring the 2017 Scholarship Winners 8:00 PM DANCE - JOHN MORGAN BIG BAND ORCHESTRA(HS Gym) & the GMBS Big Band (High School Aud) 10:00 AM Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum Opens (Hours 10 AM - 6 PM)
1:00 PM BLUE BEGINNERS BAND (High School Aud) 3:00 PM PANEL DISCUSSION (H.S. GYM) 4:30 PM LADY LUCK TRIO -"Great Ladies of American Song" (High School Aud) 10:00 AM Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum Opens (Hours 10 AM - 4 PM) 1:00 PM Nodaway Valley Museum Opens (Hours 1 PM - 4 PM) 7:30 PM THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA 1:00 PM Clarinda Carnegie Art Museum Opens (Hours 1 PM - 4PM) (High School Aud)
2:00 PM BLUE BEGINNERS BAND (High School Aud) Note: State codes do not permit animals at Festival except for Service Animals