USS Hornet Museum Hosts Glenn Miller Orchestra Big Band Fundraiser

Alameda, California (EastBayDaily) — The USS Hornet Museum, an aircraft carrier in the San Francisco Bay, recently announced an upcoming dance to benefit the museum. On Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 7:30 p.m to midnight, the museum will host a big band dance featuring the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

The evening will also include free dance lessons by former Fred Astaire dance instructor, Jim Truesddale, and a tribute to the Andrews Sisters by The Swingin' Blue Stars of the USS Hornet. The Blue Stars is a group of ladies who specialize in performing swing-style harmony made popular by 1940's female vocal groups, such as the Andrews Sisters.

"Save the date to dance the night away to the fabulous sounds of the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra," said Randall Ramian, CEO of the USS Hornet Museum. "We are excited to host such a fun evening filled with dancing, singing and famous guest performers."

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is famous for their major hits, which include "Tuxedo Junction", "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Ticket prices start at $45 for General Admission, $68 for Reserved tables and $95 for Cabaret. The Cabaret features the best seats in the house in front of the stage, with dance floors only steps away from your table.

For more information about the Glenn Miller Orchestra Big Band Fundraising Dance or to order tickets, call the museum at (510) 521-8448 x282. Tickets may also be ordered online at

About the company: The USS Hornet Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to experience the legacy of naval history, science, and space technology. A registered state and national historic landmark, the ship is permanently berthed at 707 W. Hornet Avenue, Pier 3 in Alameda, CA. The ship is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular museum admission is $7-$16 for youths through adults and there is ample free parking across from the pier. For more information, visit or call (510) 521-8448.


Isy Anschutz
USS Hornet Museum