This may be of interest to some of you. Trombonist and leader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Larry O’Brian, is retiring soon after 25 years of being on the road. Another trombonist, Gary Tole, will be taking over as Music Director. I had the opportunity to work for Larry a couple of times in the past few years on the Miller band. He was very nice to me, making a special introduction of me during my first show with them (he heard I was “Dr.” Wilken and I think figured at first I was a medical doctor, which made for some amusing quips on the concert).
Congratulations on your retirement, Larry! Congratulations on your new position, Gary!