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Frank Sinatra Tribute at The Smith in Geneva

On Sunday, September 28 at 2pm The World Famous Hal McIntyre Orchestra featuring “A Tribute to Frank Sinatra” at the Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva.The World Famous Hal McIntyre Orchestra now directed by Don Pendleton, was, and still is, one of the hottest big band attractions now still in business. Hal was a long time member of The Glenn Miller orchestra and responsible for the now famous, “Glenn Miller Sound.”Miller thought is was time for Hal to strike out on his own and with Glenn’s blessing and financial help, McIntyre formed his band in 1941. The band was an immediate success opening at Frank Daley’s Meadowbrook Ballroom and went on to become one the top big bands of the era playing President Roosevelt’s birthday year after year. The band’s first big hit was Sentimental Journey followed The Commando Serenade both million sellers followed again by The Glow Worm with the Mills brothers. The band appeared in 4 Hollywood movies, 2 for Paramount and 2 for Columbia, Hal was featured as an actor in many Glenn Miller movies.Known as “The Band All America Loves”, The McIntyre orchestra toured world wide and spent many months appearing on Jackie Gleason’s TV show. Hal passed away in 1958 at which time Hal McIntyre Jr. took over. He kept the band going until he also passed away when long time drummer, Don Pendleton was asked by the McIntyre estate to continue the tradition. The band is booked by The Phoenix Talent Agency of Orlando, Florida, a division of Glenn Miller Productions. This edition of the Band features ” A Tribute To Sinatra ” starring Steve Marvin. – See more at: http://thesmith.org/event-calendar/the-hal-mcintyre-orchestra-featuring-a-tribute-to-sinatra/#sthash.nJCFI7z9.dpuf The World Famous Hal McIntyre Orchestra now directed by Don Pendleton, was, and still is, one of the hottest big band attractions now still in business. Hal was a long time member of The Glenn Miller orchestra and responsible for the now famous, “Glenn Miller Sound.”McIntyre played extensively as a teenager and led his own octet in 1935. Shortly thereafter, he was offered a temporary slot as an alto saxophonist behind Benny Goodman; this lasted only ten days, but Glenn Miller heard of his ability and drafted him as a founding member of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, where he played from 1937 to 1941. Miller thought is was time for Hal to strike out on his own and with Glenn’s blessing and financial help, McIntyre formed his band in 1941. The band was an immediate success opening at Frank Daley’s Meadowbrook Ballroom and went on to become one the top big bands of the era playing President Roosevelt’s birthday year after year. The band’s first big hit was Sentimental Journey followed The Commando Serenade both million sellers followed again by The Glow Worm with the Mills brothers. The band appeared in 4 Hollywood movies, 2 for Paramount and 2 for Columbia, Hal was featured as an actor in many Glenn Miller movies.Known as “The Band All America Loves”, The McIntyre orchestra toured world wide and spent many months appearing on Jackie Gleason’s TV show. Hal passed away in 1958 at which time Hal McIntyre Jr. took over. He kept the band going until he also passed away when long time drummer, Don Pendleton was asked by the McIntyre estate to continue the tradition. This edition of the Band features ” A Tribute To Sinatra ” starring Steve Marvin. Tickets are $20 Adult, $18 Seniors/Students and Free for children ages 18 years and under. Doors will open at 1pm. Tickets may be purchased by visiting the Smith Opera House box office, located at 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, calling 315-781-5483 or through the website thesmith.org. The box office hours are Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.The Smith Center for the Arts, a 501 c (3) non- profit arts organization, is both a presenting organization and a catalyst for enhancing the role of the arts in the Finger Lakes. The organization owns and operates the historic Smith Opera House and coordinates numerous other arts advocacy projects.

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