• The "Herald Trumpets" of the Army Ground Forces Band perform "A Christmas Intrada" at the beginning of the "Home for the Holidays" concert program, Dec. 18, at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, N.C. U.S. Army photo by Bob Harrison, FORSCOM Public Affairs. " at Raleigh, N.C.

    Herald Trumpets

    The "Herald Trumpets" of the Army Ground Forces Band perform "A Christmas Intrada" at the beginning of the "Home for the Holidays" concert program, Dec. 18, at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, N.C. U.S. Army photo by Bob Harrison, FORSCOM Public...

  • The "Dixie Band" ensemble of the Army Ground Forces Band perform "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" during the "Home for the Holidays" concert program, Dec. 18, at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, N.C. U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant, FORSCOM Public Affairs.

    Dixie Band

    The "Dixie Band" ensemble of the Army Ground Forces Band perform "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" during the "Home for the Holidays" concert program, Dec. 18, at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, N.C. U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant, FORSCOM Public...

  • The full house in attendance at the Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, N.C. can be see in this panoramic composite image taken Dec. 18, 2012, during the Army Ground Forces Band's "Home for the Holidays" concert performance. U.S. Army photo by Bob Harrison, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs.

    Full House

    The full house in attendance at the Meymandi Concert Hall, Raleigh, N.C. can be see in this panoramic composite image taken Dec. 18, 2012, during the Army Ground Forces Band's "Home for the Holidays" concert performance. U.S. Army photo by Bob...

  • Col. Dan Baggio, the U.S. Army Forces Command public affairs officer, reads the classic poem - "T'was the Night Before Christmas" to a group of children on the stage of the Meymandi Concert Hall, Dec. 18, at Raleigh, N.C. The reading was part of the "Home for the Holidays" concert program. U.S. Army photo by Bob Harrison, FORSCOM Public Affairs. " at Raleigh, N.C.

    'T'was the Night Before Christmas'

    Col. Dan Baggio, the U.S. Army Forces Command public affairs officer, reads the classic poem - "T'was the Night Before Christmas" to a group of children on the stage of the Meymandi Concert Hall, Dec. 18, at Raleigh, N.C. The reading was part of the...

  • The full house in attendance for the Army Ground Forces Band's, Dec. 18 performance of the "Home for the Holidays" concert program at Meymandi Concert Hall, in Raleigh, N.C., can be seen in this photo taken from the rear of the hall. U.S. Army photo by Jim Hinnant, FORSCOM Public Affairs.

    Meymandi Hall

    The full house in attendance for the Army Ground Forces Band's, Dec. 18 performance of the "Home for the Holidays" concert program at Meymandi Concert Hall, in Raleigh, N.C., can be seen in this photo taken from the rear of the hall. U.S. Army photo by...

The Army Ground Forces Band performed two holiday concerts, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Meymandi Concert Hall in Raleigh, N.C. Both performances were given before a "full house" in the 1,600 seat venue. The concerts were part of a five-concert series throughout North Carolina and featured the Tri County Honors Chorus with 150 high school students from Cumberland, Hoke and Harnett counties in North Carolina.

Prior to the evening concert, which was attended by the Raleigh mayor and media, the FORSCOM Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Leslie J. Carroll, administered the oath of enlistment to 20 future Soldiers.

The Army Ground Forces Band is under the direction of Capt. Daniel Toven. Based at Fort Bragg, the 64-member Army Ground Forces Band and its various ensembles perform about 300 concerts a year at local, regional, and national events and hold master classes and clinics at high schools and colleges around the country. Soldiers assigned to the band have passed highly selective auditions and are among the finest musicians in the Army Band Program.

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