The GMBS Music Scholarship Competition fundraising event is filling up fast. Call the Museum 712-542-2461 or email to get your tickets. Hurry and don’t be left out.


Glenn Miller Birthplace Museum

WINTER HOURS – December 1, 2017 through March 13, 2018

Tuesday through Friday – 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday – 1:00 to 3:00 pm



Marvin’s 80th Surprise Birthday Party


The party was a HUGE success. He was totally surprised and the smile never left his face all evening.

Thank you to all of you who made this a very special event.

For more pictures visit our Facebook page


GMBS announces the schedule for the 2018 Glenn Miller Festival

June 7 – 10, 2018 in Clarinda, Iowa.

The Festival will feature the following performers and much more.  Make your reservations early and purchase your tickets for this music-filled weekend.
  • World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra                               
  • World-Renowned Canadian Brass
  • Bill Baker’s Big Band – the Netherlands
  • Tamana Girls High School Band – Japan
  • Nebraska Brass Band
  • Adam Swanson – 4 time World Champion Ragtime Piano
  • Key of Steam
  • The GMBS Big Band
  • GMBS Music Scholarship Competition
  • Festival Stage Show featuring Scholarship winners
  • Festival Big Band Breakfast
  • Festival pre- dance dinner
  • Festival dance featuring the Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • Festival kick-off picnic
  • Festival opening concert on our town Square
  • GMBS Panel Discussion
  • Glenn Miller Archives, Dennis Spragg’s presentation on Glenn’s Army Air Force Band
  • Closing Festival dance outdoors at the Glenn Miller Museum, featuring Bill Baker’s Big Band

Click HERE for the Festival Schedule

Click HERE for the Ticket Order form

Call the Museum 712-542-2461, or email





2018 Glenn Miller Calendars – Order yours now!

The 2018 Calendar is dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band.

Order your copy HERE








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Visit the original birthplace of Glenn Miller and learn the fascinating story of his life and music. Compelling exhibits, movies, and tours let you explore his early life, his rise to stardom, his service in World War II, and the impact his music has had through the decades.


      Check out our latest online exhibit, Clarinda In The Time Of Glenn Miller