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The mission of the Glenn Miller Birthplace Society, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is to celebrate the music and memory of Alton Glenn Miller, America’s favorite musical patriot. Your support through a membership donation helps us in many ways, from funding music scholarships, to supporting the operations of the museum and birthplace home, as well as the operations of the Society. A basic membership donation of $40 helps us keep the music, memory, and legacy of Glenn Miller alive, for this generation and the next.

GMBS memberships help us to engage in community involvement, develop new, and expand our current, educational enrichment programs, fund the GMBS Music Scholarship program, and continue to bring top quality entertainment to our yearly festival.

Membership has its benefits! Each member receives a membership card,  membership button or gift, priority Glenn Miller Festival ticket purchasing, free admission to some Festival events, a discount on museum admission, and the Society’s newsletter, "Miller Notes", four times a year. The popular newsletter includes information about activities from around the world which touch upon Miller’s music, career, and his civilian and military bands.

The cost of a regular membership is $40, which includes your spouse. Donations over $40 allow you to designate your additional donation to one of three areas; the General Fund, the Society’s Scholarship Fund, or the Endowment Fund. Please consider joining at one of our higher levels. Your membership donation is fully tax deductible.  

DONATIONS - Members now have the opportunity to make a donation along with their membership. We accept donations at any dollar amount which can be designated to our GMBS Music Scholarship Program, the 2023 Glenn Miller Festival, our General Fund or any other fund you would like to support. Simply fill out the information on the 2023 membership form.

SPECIAL – New members and members who increase their level of membership receive a free 2023 Calendar, celebrating "1942 Here We Go Again."


Diamond   $1000
Emerald     $ 750
Sapphire    $ 500
Ruby           $ 250
Garnet       $ 125
Opal            $  75
Pearl           $  40

To become a member, make a donation, renew your 2023 membership or order a 2023 calendar, click to download a Membership / Donation/ Calendar Order Form, call the Museum at 712-542-2461 or mail your completed membership form and payment method to the address below:

Glenn Miller Birthplace Society
P.O. Box 61

Clarinda, Iowa 51632

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