The 39th Annual Glenn Miller Festival - June 12th-15th, 2014 - Clarinda, Iowa  U.S.A.

Exciting Music from the Big Band Era

On the second weekend in June, visitors and entertainers from around the world will converge in Clarinda, Iowa, the Birthplace of Glenn Miller, to celebrate the music and memory of Alton Glenn Miller, American bandleader, trombonist, composer and arranger who disappeared while directing the Glenn Miller AAF Band during World War II. Hear exciting bands from around the world topped off in 2014 by the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra and the World Class Tamana Girls High School Band from Tamana, Japan. Enjoy the new Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum and the Birthplace Home; stage shows; picnics; dances; historical displays; plus the fellowship of hundreds of Miller fans from around the world. Please visit our Glenn Miller Festival & Schedule page for the complete schedule and ticket ordering information.




38th Annual Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

Clarinda's Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is offering scholarships of $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000 to instrumentalists. The vocal scholarships will also be $4,000, $2,000 & $1,000. These scholarships, which are awarded without regard to any other award, may be used for any education-related expense.

Applicants must have submited an audition CD and application postmarked by March 1, 2014For more information, click here to download 2014 scholarship application (pdf). The 2014 scholarship finalists have been chosen and can viewed here (pdf).



Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum

Photo of completed museum

Click here for Admission Fees and Museum Hours.

The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society would like to thank all the individuals, organizations and corporations who contributed to make the Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum a reality.  Without your help the Museum would not have been possible. We would like to especially thank our Sister City of Tamana, Japan: our Sister School, Tamana GHS; the Glenn Miller Festival Committee in Tamana; and Mr. Hideomi Aoki and the GMBS Japan Branch for their efforts to support this project. Click here for more information about the museum.

We completed Phase I of the Museum Displays for our Grand Opening on June 10, 2010 and we are continuing to accept donations online through PayPal for Phase II and Phase III of the Museum Displays.  We plan to include some computerized interactive displays in the last two phases which will add to the interest and excitement of the attraction.  If you would like to help us honor this great American hero, please click on the button below to make a tax-deductible donation for the future Museum Displays honoring Glenn Miller. This link will redirect you to PayPal's secure website where you can make your donation with most major credit cards.  We will greatly appreciate your help!


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The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is a 501(c)(3) organization,

gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

For more information please contact us:

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society

122 West Clark Street

P.O. Box 61

Clarinda, Iowa  51632  U.S.A.

Phone: 712-542-2461

Fax: 712-542-2868

Email us at


"On behalf of the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society, I would like to welcome you to our website.  We hope you will enjoy learning about our society and about Glenn Miller, a pioneer in music during the Big Band era.  After disappearing in 1944, his music and life have continued to be of interest to people around the world.  We are definitely In The Mood for Glenn Miller and we hope you will be also.

Marvin Negley

GMBS President

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The 2014 Glenn Miller Calendars are now available.  Click here for details about the calendar and ordering information.


Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Japan Branch
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Click here to visit the website of the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society Japan Branch.