One of my favorite lines from a classic Christmas movie is, "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." Buddy the Elf definitely embodies the Christmas spirit, and as Jeri Christmas, I couldn't agree more with his thoughts on holiday signing!


Like I've said before, Lawton is blessed to have the 77th Army Band housed at Fort Sill. But it is more prominent when the band hosts its annual free holiday concert for the community! They always perform a great mix of traditional and contemporary holiday favorites that definitely spreads Christmas cheer!

This year is their first time back performing their holiday concert in person since the COVID-19 pandemic. The concert's theme is "Home for the Holidays," and they'll be embarking on a two-state free holiday concert tour! They'll be spreading Christmas cheer across Oklahoma and Texas this holiday season. They'll start off the tour tonight, Tuesday, December 6, in Amarillo, Texas. Then tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7, they'll be in their hometown of Lawton at the McMahon Memorial Auditorium! The concert will start at 7 p.m.

77th Army Band, Fort Sill PAO
77th Army Band, Fort Sill PAO

77th Army Band Home for the Holidays Concert Tour Dates and Locations

Here's the full list of the band's tour dates.

In a press release, Maj. Gen. Kenneth Kamper, U.S. Army Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill Commanding General had this to say about the 77th Army Band:

Army bands have been raising the spirit of the American Soldiers and the public for centuries. The holiday season would not be complete without hearing the sounds of the season from the 77th Army Band.

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