• JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. " Soldiers and family from the 56th Army Band play holiday carols for I Corps' Special Troops Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord 13 Dec. to show their appreciation for the STB's support throughout the year. The members of the quartet, from left to right, are Barbara Hite, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Hite, Staff Sgt. Luis Ortiz and Sgt. 1st Class Dwain Graham. (Army photo by Sgt. James Hale)

    56th Army Band spreads holiday cheer

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. " Soldiers and family from the 56th Army Band play holiday carols for I Corps' Special Troops Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord 13 Dec. to show their appreciation for the STB's support throughout the year. The...

  • JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. " Soldiers and family from the 56th Army Band play holiday carols for I Corps' Special Troops Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord 13 Dec. to show their appreciation for the STB's support throughout the year. The members of the quartet, from left to right, are Barbara Hite, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Hite, Staff Sgt. Luis Ortiz and Sgt. 1st Class Dwain Graham. (Army photo by Sgt. James Hale)

    56th Army Band spreads holiday cheer

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. " Soldiers and family from the 56th Army Band play holiday carols for I Corps' Special Troops Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord 13 Dec. to show their appreciation for the STB's support throughout the year. The...

  • JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. " Soldiers and family from the 56th Army Band play holiday carols for I Corps' Special Troops Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord 13 Dec. to show their appreciation for the STB's support throughout the year. The members of the quartet, from left to right, are Barbara Hite, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Hite, Staff Sgt. Luis Ortiz and Sgt. 1st Class Dwain Graham. (Army photo by Sgt. James Hale)

    56th Army Band spreads holiday cheer

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. " Soldiers and family from the 56th Army Band play holiday carols for I Corps' Special Troops Battalion on Joint Base Lewis-McChord 13 Dec. to show their appreciation for the STB's support throughout the year. The...

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Muffled sounds of music could be heard on what seemed to be an ordinary Tuesday in the office. Then, when the window was opened, holiday carols played by live musicians filled the building.

Three Soldiers from the 56th Army Band, accompanied by one of their spouses, formed a quartet of horns and visited different units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to surprise them with music on 13 Dec.

"We have a lot of fun spreading holiday cheer," said Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Hite, a musician with the 56th. "This is our way to say thanks to all the Soldiers who support us throughout the year. Without them we couldn't do our jobs."

The quartet included Hite and his wife Barbara along with two other musicians from the 56th, Sgt. 1st Class Dwain Graham and Staff Sgt. Luis Ortiz.

After playing for the Soldiers in I Corps' Special Troops Battalion, the group picked up their instruments and moved on in hopes to fill some more Soldiers day with their holiday cheer.

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