2nd MAW Band tunes up for Holiday concert

12/1/2011 By Lance Cpl. Glen E. Santy, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. — The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band will hold its free annual Christmas concert at the Cherry Point Theater Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.

The band’s performance is open to residents of Cherry Point and the local community. The gates will open to the public at 5 p.m. for patrons with or without an air station decal. The air station will have special event signs posted to direct attendees to the theater.

“Christmas is obviously a special occasion. To get the community and the families of the Marines and Sailors together – it’s a good time,” said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert A. Szabo, director of the band.

“Our goal is for people to not think of this year’s concert as a typical band performance. We are adding vocals, bells and a couple of other surprises that I don’t want to spoil.”

The band will perform classic Christmas songs, and patrons can expect exciting twists to their favorite holiday tunes.

“This is my first time playing in the Christmas concert here and I’m really excited about it,” said Sgt. Sarah S. Jennings, 24, a flutist for the band. “I’m a Christmas enthusiast and I’m really looking forward to this year’s concert. We’ve been working hard, and I think we’re going to have a great performance.”

There will also be a Toys for Tots donation box located in the theater lobby for anyone who wishes to donate.

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About Ancil W. Jones

I am a Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, DoD employee, retired Navy Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer, Disabled American Veteran Service Officer and real estate broker licensed in North Carolina. Please contact me for local information, relocation information and referral assistance. I will also be happy to answer any of your real estate questions. Contact me as well for information regarding the Disabled American Veterans and/or assistance with any claim you may have or wish to submit with the VA. May God's blessings be upon the United States of America and all those that serve to protect our way of life.
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