2022 American Holiday Festival

2022 American Holiday Festival

The U.S. Army Orchestra

The annual tradition in the Metro-DC Area to kick-off the holiday season! Walk-ins welcome at 15-minutes prior to advertised downbeat. Live stream on Saturday 8PM ET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61wBErIPefE

Fri / Dec 2 - Sun / Dec 4

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Walk-ins welcome without tickets at 15-minutes prior to advertised performance times if space is available.

Performances are:

  • Friday, December 2 at 8PM
  • Saturday, December 3 at 3PM
  • Saturday, December 3 at 8PM
  • Sunday, December 4 at 3PM


Christmas in Washington
Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Dennis Edelbrock

An American Holiday Overture
arr. Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) James Kessler

We Need a Little Christmas
Jerry Herman
arr. Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) James Kessler

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Tommie Connor
arr. Master Sgt. Jason Gottshall
Staff Sgt. Keaton Webb, Staff Sgt. Ian McEuen, Staff Sgt. Keenan McCarter and Staff Sgt. Adam Strube, vocalists

The Eighth Candle: Prayer and Dance for Hanukkah
Steve Reisteter

Irish Medley
Country Roads

I Sing of that Night
Master Sgt. Tracy Labrecque, vocalist

Cooley's Reel

Christmas Eve Reel

Fife and Drum Corps Christmas
arr. Master Sgt. (Ret.) Michael Brown

The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps

Fantasia on Greensleeves
Ralph Vaughan Williams
arr. Ralph Greaves
Staff Sgt. Jenna Taylor and Master Sgt. Megan Lomonof, flutes; Sgt. 1st Class Nadia Pessoa, harp

Umoja (Unity)
Valerie Coleman
Sgt. 1st Class James Miller, flute; Staff Sgt. Audrey Yu, oboe; Staff Sgt. Charles Sonoda, clarinet; Sgt. 1st Class Christy Klenke, horn; Staff Sgt. Thomas Reynolds, bassoon; Staff Sgt. Jonathan Milke, percussion

Novena Medley
arr. Cesar Orozco
Latin Music Ensemble

The Night Before Christmas
Randol Alan Bass
Sgt. 1st Class Brendan Curran, narrator

Holiday Sing-Along
arr. Master Sgt. (Ret.) Michael Brown, Staff Sgt. Sara Corry
Staff Sgt. Imani Grosvenor, Sgt. 1st Class Lindsey Grebeldinger, Sgt. 1st Class Ben Pattison and Staff Sgt. Adam Strube, vocalists

Go Tell it on the Mountain
arr. Eric Richards, Vince Norman and Master Sgt. Dan Roberts
Staff Sgt. Bethsaida Patterson and Staff Sgt. Keenan McCarter, vocalists; Staff Sgt. Clay Pritchard, saxophone