SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Christmas spirit returned to Springfield’s Symphony Hall on Sunday with the 215th Army Band of the Massachusetts Army National Guard.

The annual concert, presented by the Spirit of Springfield, took place on Sunday at 2:00 p.m., and admission was free. The event showcased holiday classics with musical performances that included fife and drum, rock and country bands, and a jazz ensemble.

“It’s a time for us to come together. Friends and family, this is the spirit of the holiday season and really just an opportunity to enjoy some joyous music, have some entertainment, and connect as a community,” expressed Dr. Robert Roose, the Chief Administrative Officer at Mercy Medical Center.

22News is a proud sponsor of the annual holiday concert and our own 22News Storm Team meteorologist Chris Bouzakis was the emcee for Sunday’s event.

The 215th Army Band has performed throughout New England over the past 60 years, bringing holiday tradition and cheer to the northeast.