News: 2nd MAW Band tunes up for holiday concert
Story by Lance Cpl. Samantha H. Arrington
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band is scheduled to hold its free annual Christmas concert at the Cherry Point theater Dec. 10 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.
“After the rave reviews we received from last year’s concert, we feel very good about this year’s performance,” said Staff Sgt. Kristofer P. Hutsell, the 2nd MAW band enlisted conductor. “We have added a couple of special numbers to the performance.”
The band will perform classic Christmas songs, and patrons can expect exciting twists to their favorite holiday tunes.
“Our goal is to bring back those special memories of family and friends during our performance,” said Hutsell. “We spice up the performance by adding different genres and themes to make it interesting and enjoyable.”
There will also be a Toys for Tots donation box located in the theater lobby for anyone who wishes to donate.