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Hal McIntyre Big Band
August 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Hal McIntyre 14-piece Orchestra, with Steve Marvin vocalist under the direction of Don Pentleton, brings the sound of the Hal McIntyre Big Band with their musical tribute to Frank Sinatra. Hal McIntyre, one of the founding members of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, performed with his ensemble for the first time in New Rochelle, New York in 1941. The group played throughout the States and entertained troops overseas during World War II. Don’t miss this world famous orchestra and their tribute to Sinatra!
Billed as “The Band America Loves,” the original McIntyre Orchestra debuted at the Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle, NY in 1941, as well as headline venues including New York’s Commodore Hotel, Hollywood’s Palladium Ballroom and Chicago’s Sherman Hotel. During the war years the group regularly played overseas for U.S. troops as well. McIntyre continued leading the orchestra well into the 1950s (including an appearance backing the Mills Brothers on their 1952 chart-topper “Glow Worm”.) Hal died in a house fire at his home in Los Angeles on May 5, 1959.
With permission from the McIntyre family, Don Pentleton continued the band. Don is the musical director and drummer. He is a veteran Big Band drummer who has also performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Skitch Henderson, Ella Fitzgerald and comedians Phyllis Diller, Pat Cooper, Frankie Fontaine, and George Jessel.