Fort Leonard Wood’s 399th Army Band is preparing for this week’s live holiday performance

Fort Leonard Wood’s 399th Army Band is rehearsing and preparing for this week’s live holiday performance on the installation. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jared DeLaney, the band’s commander and bandmaster, says doors will open at 6 p.m. this Tuesday, December 12th, at Nutter Field House. The holiday concert is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and last about an hour. Delaney thinks the holiday performances’ best part is “the people.” “Music is a powerful medium that tells a story, touches the soul, and supports our resiliency. Watching the audience having this realization is exhilarating and a testament to the value and contribution of the 399th and all Army bands,” Delaney said. The band performed at the tree-lighting ceremony on the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza and hosted a holiday concert at the Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon last week. The concert is open to the public and will be live-streamed on Fort Leonard Wood’s Facebook page. For installation access information, visit the Fort Leonard Wood website.