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North Haven to Sponsor 9th Army Band’s Annual Community Holiday Concert


FAIRBANKS, AK – The 9th Army Band will present its free annual holiday concert with support from North Haven Communities on December 20 at 7 p.m. in the Hering Auditorium at Lathrop High School.  A feature performance by the U.S. Army Alaska Arctic Warrior Band will include holiday music ranging from classic favorites to contemporary pieces.

The annual holiday concert dates back to 1995 when the Arctic Warrior Band was activated at Fort Wainwright and the event has become a tradition in the Fairbanks area.  A recent letter to the editor at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner expressed disappointment over not having the holiday concert this year due to lack of sponsorship and urged the community to rally and lend support to the treasured event.  When North Haven Communities was made aware of the situation, it contacted the 9th Army Band and pledged its support help to event organizers continue an important community tradition.  AAFES, the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, also pledged support of the event.

“This celebration is our way of thanking each of you in the community for your support of your Army and our military. We also want to make sure to thank current military members, veterans, and family members for your hard work and sacrifice. Finally, we want to remember our colleagues currently deployed around the world protecting the freedoms each of us hold dear.  I promise a truly enjoyable and fun-filled evening for everyone who can attend,” said Chief Warrant Officer Jeffrey Price, Commander and Bandmaster of the U.S. Army Alaska Arctic Warrior Band.

The public is invited to celebrate the season.  Admission is free. The Hering Auditorium is located at 901 Airport Way, Fairbanks (beside Lathrop High School).  For more information, call the Fort Wainwright Public Affairs Office at 353-6701 or 353-6780.

About North Haven Communities
North Have Communities LLC is a partnership between developer Lend Lease and the U.S. Army established in 2007.  The partnership will finance, develop, design, build, renovate homes for service members and their families living on Forts Wainwright and Greely, and provide asset and property management services through 2057.

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