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The GMBS 2022 Music Scholarship Fundraising event will be held February 11, 2023.  We are VERY excited to showcase Oliviana Marie (the 2022 GMBS Scholarship competition vocal winner) performing some Miller tunes, original songs, and plenty of great music.  Specifics on the event will be advertised soon.            

Due to COVID-19, GMBS has cancelled the yearly Music Scholarship Fundraising Dinner for 2021.  The 2022 dinner is scheduled for February 12, 2022.             


The 2020 GMBS music scholarship fundraising dinner was held on February 15th.  Entertainment was provided by Dr. Bill Richardson and his jazz trio from Northwest Missouri State.  This is an elegant event including a 5-course catered meal for a great cause, the GMBS Music Scholarship Program.  View photos HERE


Every year in February, GMBS hosts a fundraising event for the GMBS Music Scholarship Competition.  Last year’s event "Moonlight Serenade" was held February 9th and it was a fabulous night. The Garrison House catered a 5-course meal, entertainment was provided by Craig Irvin, Opera Singer, the tables were elegantly decorated by ladies in the community, and photos were taken by Chris Gardner, GMBS member.

View photos HERE                                                       Watch Craig Irvin video HERE              

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GMBS celebrated Glenn Miller's birthday (March 4, 1904) by kicking off our Veteran's “Giving Back” Program.


On March 2nd, 2019  we hosted a "free lunch" for Veterans and their families at the Glenn Miller Museum, in collaboration with the Clarinda Veterans committee and the Clarinda Foundation. The event included a tour of the Museum and. Birthplace Home.


The Clarinda American Legion was on hand to begin the festivities with the flag ceremony and Pledge of Allegiance. Marvin Negley conducted tours for our guests. Thanks to all who helped us support our Veterans with this event, and celebrate Glenn Miller’s birthday. Most importantly thank you to all who served!

Click HERE for more information on our "Giving Back" program.

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Keeping secrets in a small community is nearly impossible, but after several months of planning, we surprised Marvin with an 80th birthday party on November 4th, 2017 at the Glenn Miller Museum.

Friends and family from as far away as Japan traveled to Clarinda to celebrate with Marvin. There were gifts, cards, cakes, a special call from Mr. Aoki in Japan to congratulate Marvin, video thank you from the Tamana Girls High School, and lots of fun.

Click HERE to view pictures from the party.


Red Hat Ladies Club - click HERE 

Clarinda Kiwanis Christmas Program - click HERE

NEBB's Director & Family Visit - click HERE

Bobbie Swisher's 90th Birthday - click HERE

Iowa Tourism Award - click HERE

Noah's Ark Preschool Visit - click HERE

Swing Dance Lessons - click HERE

Nebraska Brass Band 'Night of Nostalgia' - click HERE

IGTA Tourism Marketplace Convention - click HERE

Tamana City Officials Visit Clarinda - click HERE

Iowa Finance Authority Meeting - click HERE

Johnson Country Parks & Rec - click HERE

Japanese Delegates visit Clarinda - click HERE

Marvin Gives Guests Tours at Museum - click HERE

Central Iowa Model A Club - click HERE

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