For the first time since 1946, the US Army Field Band was unable to perform a live holiday concert due to COVID restrictions.


"Sound the Bells" features actor Joe Mantegna hosting seven holiday song performances by the Army Field Band, including a special, animated take on the "Nutcracker," a word from Army leadership as well as an interview with a WW2 veteran of the Battle of the Bulge.

Filming of Field Band Performances

Our director, Robert Ham, an Emmy award winning director/Army veteran, filmed the field band musicians in DC under a condensed production schedule while, ensuring the strictest of COVID protocols — multiple tests after arriving at each location, maintaining social distancing throughout the filming process, and sanitization of rooms and equipment.

From DC to an LA Holiday Abode

We meticulously shot our hosting segments with the incredibly talented Joe Mantegna from a festive Los Angeles home - bringing together the segments into a seamless narrative filled with holiday cheer.


Here's the complete program that aired on eight runs between FOX Business and FOX Nation between 12/23/20-12/27/20.