Staff photos by Laura Edington | Daily Journal
The Army Ground Forces Band played a free concert to a large audience on Dec. 17 at Cole Auditorium, on the campus of Richmond Community College.
The free concert was a gift to the community from the Richmond County Daily Journal, in partnership with Richmond Community College.
Named “Home for the Holidays,” the holiday concert was dedicated to the troops currently deployed around the world, and featured the concert band and smaller ensembles.
The Army Ground Forces Band consists of about 60 soldiers who have passed highly selective auditions and are among the finest musicians in the Army Band Program.
The concert featured many songs including “A Christmas Intrada,” “The Most Wonderful Time of Year,” “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo,” “The Night Before Christmas,” and many more.
Children listened intently to a holiday story.
The crowd cheered as Santa Claus made an appearance and began giving out candy canes.