The 399th Army Band Presents: Holidays In Hollywood. The concert’s theme and music will be set around Christmas songs from popular Hollywood films. This is a free, general admission event.
With 60 years of continuous service at its home of Fort Leonard Wood, the 399th Army Band has been on post longer than any other unit. The band was first activated on 1 June 1944 as the 399 Army Service Forces Band in Naples, Italy. Originally assigned 27 enlisted Soldiers and no officers, this band performed at concerts, parades, dances and ceremonies throughout Italy. The unit earned battle credit for participation in the ROME-ARNO Campaign in 1944. After a short time in Italy, the 399 ASF Band moved to France in November 1944. A second battle participation credit was awarded for the Central Europe Campaign, 25 June 1945. A third battle participation credit was awarded to the unit on 12 December 1945 for the Rhineland Campaign. On 5 September 1946, the band officially accepted its current name, the 399th Army Band.
Today, approximately forty members make up the 399th Army Band, which performs concerts and ceremonies for Fort Leonard Wood and surrounding areas throughout Missouri. The Band also has the capability to provide smaller groups such as a Rock Band, Jazz Combo, Brass Quintet, Wind Quintet, and Brass Band, as well as soloists who perform at a variety of occasions.