The Thornhill and Miller orchestras have more in common than just that they draw their vocalists from the same family. Co-featured with Glenn Miller, Claude's orchestra made its debut in January, 1940, at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York City. Critics on the West Coast, where Claude and his orchestra played until a few months ago, hailed the orchestra as a second Glenn Miller. Then again Bob Jenney, ace trombonist now with the Thornhill orchestra, is a former Millerite, and finally Claude and his orchestra go on March 19 for a long period engagement to Glenn Island Casino, where Miller, as well as many other famous orchestras, made their start.
Keeping up with that is now almost a Harvard tradition of sending bands on to the top--remember Artie Shaw, Tommie Dorsey, and Will Bradley--Leverett House is proud to present the Claude Thornhill orchestra at its Formal Dance on Monday, March 17--two days before its Glenn Island engagement.