Connecting with the audience
Photo Credit: Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Chief Warrant Officer Gregory Balvanz, commander of the 56th Army Band, sings to the audience from between the aisles during a holiday concert Tuesday at Carey Theater on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., that was arranged exclusively for special needs children and families within the community, that is, children with disorders and conditions like autism and cerebral palsy. Balvanz, the father of a 22-year-old with Fragile X syndrome and autism, knows regular performances can be overwhelming for families with special needs children.
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