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GMBS Music Scholarship program fundraising dinner event will be held on February 11, 2023; appetizers at 5:30 with dinner being served at 6:30 p.m. We will have a selection of wines to go with dinner or you can bring your own.

The event is an elegant catered meal by the Garrison. Dinner choices are: broccoli stuffed chicken OR smoked porkchops. Both choices served with dinner salad, potato, veggies, rolls and dessert.

The tables are decorated by Clarinda ladies who bring out their best China and stemware to create uniquely beautiful table settings.

The evening's entertainment will be provided by the GMBS Music Scholarship competition 1st place vocal winner at the June 2022 GMBS yearly festival, Oliviana Marie. Oliviana wowed the judges and audience during the competition, and we are very blessed to have her perform during this event.

Oliviana Marie is an accomplished vocal singer, song writer and composer. She is a rising sophomore studying Composition at USC’s Thornton School of Music.

She has written 4 award winning musicals. The most recent, CORONA’S CABARET: An Act of Destruction (book/ music/ lyrics) where Oliviana portrayed the Coronavirus as a nightclub singer debuting her “act” was the winner of PLAYBILL’S Virtual Theatre Festival. During her freshman year Oliviana scored two short films (AFI and Concordia University), participated in Salastina’s Sounds Promising program (mentored by Derrick Skye) Pasadena Chorale’s Listening to the Future (mentored by Saunder Choi) The Los Angeles Music Center's Swing Out (Mentored by Ron Wilkins), was the associate MD for a USC student run production of The Addams Family, and assisted director Alberto Arvelo and conductor Gustavo Dudamel (writing all the staging into the orchestral score) for the LA Phil/ Deaf West production of Fidelio. As a songwriter Oliviana was recognized by the Marvin Hamlisch International Awards for her R & B and Jazz compositions. She plays the piano and trumpet and as a vocalist Oliviana was this year’s first place vocal winner of The Glenn Miller Music Scholarship.

Tickets are $40.00 per person and can be ordered by calling the Museum at 712-542-2461 or stop at the Museum at 122 W. Clark Street to pick up your tickets.

See you all on February 11, 2023!


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                                                

                                                                              Check back frequently as we continue to share our "Special Events"

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