Hello everyone! 🙂
Yesterday, I did my music presentation at the ‘Newport Nostalgia Music Society’ called ‘Tim’s Glenn Miller Favourites’. It was a successful evening as everyone there enjoyed my presentation. I was nervous and excited about it, but it turned out alright in the end. I’m pleased everyone enjoyed it.
My music presentation featured some of my favourite music performed by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra. It included music from the two Hollywood movies ‘Sun Valley Serenade’ and ‘Orchestra Wives’ starring Glenn Miller in them. There was also some numbers by the Army Air Force Orchestra.
The selection of music that was in my presentation was as follows. First, there was ‘Tuxedo Junction’. Then there was a selection of music from the film ‘Sun Valley Serenade’, including the songs/tunes ‘It Happened in Sun Valley’; ‘I Know Why’; ‘In The Mood’ and ‘Chatanooga Choo Choo’.
There were then the two numbers ‘String of Pearls’ and ‘Pennsylvania 6-500’. Then there was a selection of music from the film ‘Orchestra Wives’, including ‘American Patrol’; ‘Bugle Call Rag’; and ‘I Got A Gal in Kalamazoo’. There was then ‘St Louis Blue March’ before finishing with ‘Moonlight Serenade’.
There were two presentations that night. Mine was the first, the second was by my Dad. I enjoyed his presentation as well as he had a variety of musical numbers compared to mine. My favourite was an audio recording of a ‘Laurel & Hardy’ sketch from ‘County Hospital’ called ‘Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts’.
I appreciated everybody’s feedback on my ‘Tim’s Glenn Miller Favourites’ presentation. I enjoyed the evening and pleased it went well. Glenn Miller’s music is my favourite, so I’m glad I picked his music for my presentation. I’m grateful to Mick White for helping with the technical side of things.
I’ve been asked to do another presentation for the ‘Newport Nostalgia Music Society’. I’ll have to think of something really good to top up my ‘Glenn Miller’ presentation, won’t I
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I’m very glad your presentation went so well, and everyone enjoyed it. It sounds like you were nervous, but you got through it all okay, and it went well.
That’s a good selection of pieces you’ve included; some of them I’m familiar with, but some of them I don’t know so well. You obviously are very familiar with Glenn Miller’s music, and have thought it all through very carefully as to what to include in the presentation. I bet everyone had a great time.
If you’ve been asked to do another presentation, they must have really liked what you did. You’ll have to put on your thinking cap for what to do next!
Is that your dad in the photo next to you?
Very interesting, and good on you, Tim for doing that.
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Yes I enjoyed doing my presentation last Wednesday night. Everyone enjoyed it very much and paid me great compliments which was nice of them. I’ve been put on the Glenn Miller appreciation society hit list apparently. 😀
I’m glad you like the selection of music I included in my presentation. Which pieces were you familiar with then? I’ve got a series of five posts to be scheduled on my blog soon, reproducing my music presentation of Glenn Miller via YouTube videos. Stay tuned for this. I hope you’ll enjoy it.
My Dad introduced me to Glenn Miller’s music when I was small, so I’ve grown up with his music ever since. I enjoyed sharing my favourite Glenn Miller pieces of music to everyone at the Newport Nostalgia Music Society and am very pleased everyone had a great time.
I will have to think carefully about what I’d like to do for a second music presentation at that society. I have in mind to do some of my favourite musical presentations for Christmas. But I’ll have to think carefully about that.
No, the person sitting next to me in the photo is Mick White, who’s in charge of the Newport Nostalgia Music Society. He helped me with the technical aspects of the night with playing the music on CD. He was a great help and very complimentary about my presentation at the end.
My Dad took the photo of me and Mick at the place where I did my presentation.
Thanks very much, Leigh. Glad you enjoyed my update on my Glenn Miller music presentation.
Stay tuned for my series of blog posts with Glenn Miller soon.
Oh, you must have done well, to have received such high praise! Being on the hit list of a Glenn Miller Appreciation Society sounds like a good thing, as opposed to other ways of being on a hit list, doesn’t it.
I know ‘In the Mood’ and ‘Chatanooga Choo Choo’, of course, and ‘Moonlight Serenade’. I possibly know some of the others, though I don’t readily recognise the names; I’d probably know them if I heard them.
Your second music presentation will be interesting; some Christmas ideas are always good, you can’t go wrong really. Always very evocative for people, and bring back fond memories.
That’s good that you had the support of Mick White for your presentation. That was good of your Dad to take the photo.
It all sounds as though it went really well, which is good, Tim.
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