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    Eighth Army Band to play at top South Korean venue

    Eighth Army Band to play at top South Korean venue

    Courtesy Photo | The Eighth Army Band will perform a holiday concert together with the Kook So Ho Didim...... read more read more

    26, SOUTH KOREA

    11.27.2013

    Story by Walter Ham 

    8th Army

    SEOUL - The Eighth Army Band will perform a holiday concert at the Seoul Performing Arts Center, South Korea's top concert venue, Dec. 1.

    The Eighth Army Band will perform its annual holiday concert for American military personnel and South Korean citizens together with the Kook Soo Ho Didim Dance Company, a company whose repertoire includes traditional and modern dance.

    Eighth Army band director Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jared DeLaney said it is an honor to perform to the band's signature concert at such a prestigious venue.

    According to DeLaney, the band has been rehearsing for the concert for a month and planning for it for more than six months.

    "This year, the Eighth Army Band will surround the audience with sounds of the holiday season, performing familiar Christmas and Hanukkah tunes," said DeLaney, who has been the commander and director of the Eighth Army Band for the last 19 months.

    DeLaney described playing at the Seoul Performing Arts Center as a "once in a lifetime opportunity."

    "The Seoul Arts Center is the premier performance venue in Korea. It is listed in the top 10 venues in the world," said DeLaney, a native of Forth Worth, Texas. "I've often heard it referred to as the Carnegie Hall of Korea."

    "This is an example of how our host nation feels about us and how much they value the ROK-U.S. Alliance," said DeLaney.

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    Date Taken: 11.27.2013
    Date Posted: 11.26.2013 23:19
    Story ID: 117440
    Location: 26, KR
    Hometown: FORT WORTH, TX, US

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