FORT LEE, Va. — The 392nd Army Band headquartered at Fort Lee is offering local television and radio stations an opportunity to preview the holiday concert program between Nov. 20 and 24.
WHAT: Holiday Concert Preview Appearance
WHO: 392nd Army Band
WHEN: Nov. 20-24, 2017
The concert, with performances on Dec. 9 and 10, is entitled “Holiday Reflections” and will feature classics such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Carol of the Bells,” and “Sleigh Ride” all performed by the world class Soldier Musicians of the 392nd with special guests The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps from Washington, D.C. Concertgoers will be treated to a kaleidoscope of sounds by jazz and rock bands, vocal artists, and traditional brass and concert band music. The music will be interwoven with personal interviews of veterans and active service members as they reflect on what the music of the Holiday season meant to them during their military service. Performances are scheduled for 3 p.m., Dec. 9 at the Fort Lee Theater and 3 p.m., Dec. 10 in Anderson Turner Hall on the campus of Virginia State University. Both performances of this annual concert are free and open to the public.
Interested media may contact Sarah Gauvin at 804-734-6965, 804-400-7273 or firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m., Nov. 17 to coordinate the band’s appearance.
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Fort Lee Soldiers, families and civilian employees began a century of support to the nation in 1917 when Camp Lee was established to train the 80th Division for service during WWI. Today, Fort Lee is the Army’s Home of Sustainment and supports the training, education and development of adaptive Army professionals in fields such as transportation, supply, culinary arts and equipment repair and maintenance. Major organizations on the installation include the Defense Commissary Agency, Defense Contract Management Agency, Combined Arms Support Command, the Army Logistics University, U.S. Army Ordnance School, U.S. Army Quartermaster School and U.S. Army Transportation School. Fort Lee supports nearly 86,000 Soldiers, retirees, veterans, family members and civilian employees and boasts an economic impact of about $2.4 billion per year.