2023 American Holiday Festival

More tickets have been distributed than there are seats for concerts on Friday, December 1 at 8; Saturday, December 2 at 3 and 8; Sunday, December 3 at 3! No tickets required at 15 minutes prior to advertised start time if seats are available. Sign language interpreters available on Saturday 3PM performance.


Doors open for seating at 1 hour prior to advertised start time. First-come, first-seated.


No tickets needed at 15 minutes before advertised start time if seats are available.


The U.S. Army Orchestra
Conductor: COL Bruce R. Pulver
The U.S. Army Band Leader and Commander

There are no printed programs. If you wish, click HERE to download and print a large-format version. The show is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. 

Christmas in Washington Fanfare / Edelbrock
featuring The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets / Conductors: LTC Randy Bartel, CPT Lee Lamb, CPT Bonnie Alger

A Holiday Rhapsody / McTaggart 

There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays / Stillman and Allen; arr. Hayes 
SFC Adiza Jibril, SSG Esther Kang, SSG Ethan Zorack-Greene, and SSG David Szabo, vocalists

Selections from The Nutcracker / Tchaikovsky
featuring members of The Virginia Ballet Company 

  • March / Beren Kasimcan and Mila Shin, dancers
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy / Emily Tucker, dancer
  • Waltz of the Flowers / Karina Girdharry, Shayla Marciniak, and Natalya Richart, dancers
  • Trepak / Rose Edmiston, Anna Sauer, and Willa Wensel, dancers

I'll Be Home for Christmas / Kent and Gannon; arr. Taylor and SFC Sara Corry 
SSG David Szabo, vocalist 

You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" / Geisel and Hague; arr. Murtha 
SFC Heath Sorensen, vocalist 

Mary, Did You Know? / Greene and Lowry; arr. Emerson
SSG Maya Rodriguez, SSG Keaton Webb, MSG Matthew Heil, SFC Andre McRae, and SSG Adam Strube, vocalists 

Lebedik Un Freylach (Lively and Happy) / Schwartz; arr. MSG Marty Gold
featuring The U.S. Army Band Klezmer Ensemble

Chanukah, O Chanukah / Rivesman; arr. MSG Marty Gold 
SSG Caroline Nielson, vocalist 

This Christmas / Hathaway and McKinnor; orch. Murtha 
SSG Maya Rodriguez, vocalist 

Little Drummer Boy / Simeone, Davis, and Onorati; arr. Taylor and Richard; orch. Brown 
featuring The U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, arr. Marks 

Happy Kwanzaa / Pendergrass; arr. SSG Andrew Kosinski 
SFC Adiza Jibril, vocalist 

Holiday Sing-Along / Various; arr. SFC Sara Corry 

O Magnum Mysterium / Lauridsen; trans. Dackow
featuring The U.S. Army Chorus 

Hallelujah! / Handel; arr. Warren, Jackson, Kibble, and Chinn; trans. Vanacore 
SFC Andre McRae and SSG Imani Grosvenor, vocalists

Sleigh Ride / Anderson 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas / Traditional; arr. Milburn

Learn more about The U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own"

American Holiday Festival Coloring Pages

Jazz saxophonist and graphic artist Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Mollick has created unique coloring pages for our youngest audiences to color a present for their loved ones!

We'd love to see your finished work! Click to submit your finished pages here to be featured on our social media.

Snowman Salute

Download - Snowman


Download - Nutcracker

Stockings by the Fire

Download - Stockings by the Fire


Download - Santa

Santa’s Sleigh

Download - Santa’s Sleigh

Past Performances

Deck the Halls

Cool Yule

Countdown to Christmas

Home for the Holidays

American Holiday Festival - 2019

American Holiday Festival - 2019

American Holiday Festival - 2016

American Holiday Festival - 2014