TUMON, Guam—The Guam National Guard 721st Army Band’s rock ensemble brought holiday cheer to guests at the Dusit Beach Resort COVID-19 quarantine facility in Tumon last Dec. 30 by playing Christmas songs and pop hits from the resort’s courtyard, prompting many guests to dance and applaud from the hotel’s balconies.
Approximately 400 were present for the concert, which was also available via live stream. Also in attendance was Guam’s governor, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero.
Since the Guam Guard began assisting the government of Guam with COVID-19 quarantine facilities in May 2020, they have helped accommodate over 60,000 guests.
“Thank you, Army Band, for bringing some much-needed holiday cheer to our family and friends here in quarantine. You and your counterparts inside the hotel go over and above our expectations, in your professionalism and service to our people,” said Leon Guerrero. “Not only are you helping to keep our island safer from COVID-19, you’re able to do it with such thoughtfulness and hospitality. You truly represent the inafa’maolek spirit of our island and culture.”
To watch the performance, or to learn about upcoming concerts from the 721st Army Band, contact the Guam National Guard’s Public Affairs office on social media or firstname.lastname@example.org. (Guam National Guard Public Affairs)