SAN ANTONIO - Staff Sgt. Tony Cooper, 323rd Army Band, the emcee for the night, offers advice Dec. 8 to Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes and Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, Army North, and senior commander, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, on how to get an audience fired up before the start of "A Holiday Celebration" at the Scottish Rite Auditorium. During the 75-minute performance, guests heard a wide variety of music, including solo performances, rock versions of traditional Christmas music, special renditions of "Los Peces en el Rio," and "O Hanukah," and jazz substitutions, in addition to traditional music from the concert band. "There is no better community for celebrating America's military than San Antonio," Rhodes told the audience before the performance. "It's a perfect place to be, at a perfect time, for us to come together and celebrate the holidays."
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO)