Fort Jackson, SC - The 282nd Army Band and Fort Jackson want to spread the holiday cheer as wide as possible this year by performing in two free concerts in the local community. The concerts feature the entire 282nd Army Band.
The first one will be Dec. 6 at Patriot Hall in Sumter and the second Dec. 14 at Koger Center of the Arts in Columbia, S.C.
Both venues will have the program separated into two acts. The first titled Remembering Home will feature the songs "Joy Fanfare"; "There's no Place Like Home for the Holidays"; "Christmas Festival"; "Sleigh Ride"; "I'll be Home for Christmas"; "The Christmas Song" and "Greensleeves".
The second act named Bringing Home to You has the following songs: Holiday Essentials (medley); Merry Christmas, Here's to Many More; O Holy Night; Holiday Sing a Long; Santa Claus is Coming to Town and Encore (jingle bells).
The concerts will last until 8:30 p.m.
"We want to instill the holiday spirit in all and enhance our ties with the communities," said Chief Warrant Officer George T. Bauer, 282nd Army Band Master. "We want everyone to come out to meet your Army and enjoy the festive music."