FREMONT – The Nebraska National Guard is inviting residents of the Fremont community to a concert at Fremont High School.
The 43rd Army Band will perform a Christmas-themed concert in the Fremont High School Auditorium this Sunday. The concert is open to the public and no tickets are required. Commander of the 43rd Army Band Brian Anderson says the concert will feature a variety of Christmas music from classics, sing-a-longs, and more. He adds because it’s a holiday concert, they plan to do something a little different at the end of their show.
“We will acknowledge our veterans and families of service members in the audience. And where we would normally play Stars and Stripes Forever to end the concert, we’re playing a song called Stars and Stripes for Christmas,” said Anderson. “It features the Stars and Stripes forever with Christmas songs woven into it. It’ll be very enjoyable for the audience, and it’s very timely in the holiday season.”
Normally the 43rd Army Band performs around Veterans Day in Fremont, but due to scheduling and Veterans Day falling on a Saturday they decided to take the chance to do something new and have a holiday concert.
“We decided to take advantage of that holiday and take the opportunity to have a holiday concert in Fremont,” explained Anderson. “We don’t get to play Christmas concerts as much as we would like to because we’re always booked for Veterans Day.”
The 43rd Army Band’s holiday concert will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Fremont High School’s Auditorium.