125 High School Students Named to 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

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For Immediate Release
Contact: Catherina Hurlburt at NAfME
catherinah@nafme.org or (703) 860-4000

125 High School Students Named to
2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

RESTON, VA (August 5, 2015)—The summer is nearly over, and band camp approaches, if it is not already underway. The sounds of drum lines, Dr. Beat, band directors’ commands on school PA systems, and beautiful music repeated until perfected will fill the air, as marching bands on high school campuses around the country prepare for the coming school year.

For 125 of those high school marching band students, this school year will be particularly exciting.

On July 13, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) named the roster of the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band (USAAAMB).


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The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the premier high school football game in the nation. Produced by All American Games, this Bowl features the nation’s top high school senior football players and marching musicians. A student selected as one of the 125 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band members will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Antonio, TX, to march in the halftime performance of the All-American Bowl at the Alamodome on January 9, 2016.

NAfME is pleased to announce the following members of the 2016 USAAAMB:

Student Name



Ana Alcasid

Oswego High School

Oswego, New York

Seth Almond

Auburn High School

Auburn , Alabama

Natalie Armstrong

Great Valley High School

Paoli, Pennsylvania

Trey Armstrong

Granite Bay High School

Granite Bay, California

Matthew Baker

Athens Drive High School

Cary, North Carolina

Christopher Barth

Spring-Ford Senior High School

Limerick, Pennsylvania

Sierra Bennett

Miamisburg High School

Miamisburg, Ohio

Leslie Blume

Forest Park Jr.-Sr. High School

St. Anthony, Indiana

Christian Boletchek

Green Hope High School

Apex, North Carolina

Jordan Burns

East Lincoln High School

Iron Station, North Carolina

Sydney Carpentier

Los Alamitos High School

Los Alamitos, California

Emily Carpentier

Los Alamitos High School

Los Alamitos, California

Dillon Caudell

Habersham Central High

Mt. Airy, Georgia

Samuel Charles

South Pointe HIgh School

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Rachel Chow

Flower Mound High School

Flower Mound, Texas

Victoria Clements

Walled Lake Central

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Charity Conner

George Walton Academy

Loganville, Georgia

Brandon Coplen

South Lakes High School

Reston, Virginia

Jeremy Cover

Brookwood High School

Snellville, Georgia

Kelsey Cullen

Judson High School

Universal City, Texas

David Curtis

Franklin High School

Franklin, Tennessee

Jennifer Dam

Mountain Ridge High School

Glendale, Arizona

Alex DeLoach

White Knoll High School

Lexington, South Carolina

Devam Dhawan

North Andover High School

North Andover, Massachusetts

Miriam Dilts

East Pennsboro Area High School

Enola, Pennsylvania

Anaea Dossey

Franklin High School

Franklin, Tennessee

Matthew Duck

Southaven High School

Southaven, Mississippi

Felipe Duenas

Sharyland High School

Mission, Texas

Arjun Durbhakula

Rancho Bernardo High School

Poway, California

Caroline Earnhardt

Perry High School

San Tan Valley, Arizona

Hunter Edwards

Smithfield-Selma High School

Smithfield , North Carolina

Nicholas Einolf

Cumberland Valley High School

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Mitchell Evans

River Hill High School

Highland, Maryland

Jackson Faulkner

Forest Park High School

Birdseye, Indiana

Kane Feltner

Troy High School

Troy, Ohio

Sean Gatewood

King George High School

King George, Virginia

Alexandra Geiger

Lake Orion High School

Orion, Michigan

Hadley Giles

Williamsport High School

Fairplay, Maryland

Claudia Gonzalez

Jonesboro High School

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Emily Goralsk i

Miamisburg High School

Miamisburg, Ohio

Hannah Graves

Loretto High School

Loretto, Tennessee

Emily Gross

Castle High School

Newburgh, Indiana

Larissa Gurnic

Downers Grove South

Downers Grove , Illinois

Elton Ha

East Meadow High School

East Meadow, New York

Michael Hall

Franklin High School

Franklin, Tennessee

James Harrison

Calloway County High School

Kirksey, Kentucky

Camryn Hatch

American Heritage School

Coral Springs, Florida

Isha Henry

Clayton High School

Clayton, North Carolina

Isaac Hodapp

Camas High School

Camas, Washington

Alex Hoerig

Brunswick High School

Brunswick, Ohio

Nicholas Hoo

Westview High School

San Diego, California

Billy Howell

Goodpasture Christian School

Nashville, Tennessee

Michelle Jaluvka

Green Hope High School

Apex, North Carolina

Marissa Johnson

Avon High School

Avon, Indiana

Sam Johnston

Jonesboro High School

Jonesboro, Arkansas

Olivia Jones

Lincoln-Way East High School

Mokena, Illinois

Jamie Justice

Centennial High School

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Namrata Kadambi

Walled Lake Central High School

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Brianna Kelley

Parsippany High School

Parsippany, New Jersey

Victor Kindermann

Taylorville High School

Taylorville, Illinois

Brian Ko

Freedom High School

South Riding, Virginia

Zachary Kraje

Jefferson Forest High School

Lynchburg, Virginia

Sean Kwak

Heritage High School

Ringgold, Georgia

Haley Lawson

Riverdale High School

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Nan Nan Liu

Lynbrook High School

San Jose, California

Brian Liu

Nation Ford High School

Fort Mill, South Carolina

Devin Lutz

Miamisburg High School

Miamisburg, Ohio

Nathaniel Lyon

Northern Lebanon High School

Fredericksburg, Pennsylvania

Zachary Lythgoe

Campo Verde

Gilbert, Arizona

Jacob Lythgoe

Campo Verde High School

Gilbert, Arizona

Mark Macha

Lincoln-Way West

Mokena, Illinois

Zachary Mahoney

Mountain Ridge High School

Glendale, Arizona

Michael Makrides

Milton High School

Milton, Georgia

Patrick Markwalter

Mount Tabor High School

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Ashlyn Martin

Normal Community High School

Normal, Illinois

Brandon Marzka

Coronado High School

Henderson, Nevada

James McKenzie

Westminster High School

Finksburg, Maryland

Hope Michael

Tarpon Springs High School

Palm Harbor, Florida

Alison Michalke

North Royalton High School

North Royalton, Ohio

Susan Miller

Milton High School

Alpharetta , Georgia

Sophia Miller-Gutierrez

Mountain Ridge High School

Glendale, Arizona

Zach Moore

Glendale High School

Springfield, Missouri

Coral Navarre

Nova High School

Hollywood, Florida

Kelsey Newman

Bassett High School

Martinsville, Virginia

Kylie Nowocin

Victor J. Andrew

Tinley Park, Illinois

Daniel Nowosad

Addison Trail High School

Addison, Illinois

Jordyn Nuti

Brunswick High School

Brunswick , Ohio

Lauren O’Donnell

North Canyon High School

Phoenix , Arizona

Williams Paek

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Coral Springs, Florida

Kevin Peek

Lumpkin County High School

Dahlonega, Georgia

Chase Pellerin

Pace High School

Pace, Florida

Vitaliy Popovych

Heritage High School

Ringgold, Georgia

Mohammed Rais

Edward Douglas White Catholic High School

Thibodaux, Louisiana

Bridget Ramsey

Westlake High School

Austin, Texas

Chad Richards

George Walton Academy

Snellv ille, Georgia

Brianna Rude

Twin Lakes High School

Royal Center, Indiana

Casey Saitow

Pentucket Regional High School

Merrimac, Massachusetts

Sienna Samour

Perry High School

Chandler, Arizona

Laura Sanderson

Purvis High School

Purvis, Mississippi

Angel Saucedo

Newman Smith High School

Carrollton, Texas

Jessica Schieberl

Brunswick High School

Brunswick, Ohio

Taylor Schmitt

Jasper High School

Jasper, Indiana

George Schroeder

Station Camp High School

Hendersonville, Tennessee

Jaxson Schuessler

Center Grove High School

Greenwood, Indiana

Courtney Sheffield

Hillgrove High School

Powder Springs, Georgia

Noah Sloan

AC Reynolds High School

Asheville, North Carolina

Michael Sneff

Spring-Ford Area Senior High School

Schwenksville, Pennsylvania

Brian Spencer

Everett High School

Everett, Massachusetts

Rebecca Spendley

Arlington High School

LaGrangeville, New York

Jacob Steblein

Fairfax High School

Fairfax, Virginia

Madison Stump

Walled Lake Central High School

Commerce Township, Michigan

Kylie Teter

Lawson High School

Lawson, Missouri

Joshua Thomas

Chaparral High School

Las Vegas, Nevada

Dillon To

Roosevelt High School

Des Moines, Iowa

Alan Tolbert

Shippensburg Area Senior High School

Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Kayla Toy

Los Alamitos High School

Los Alamitos, California

Samuel Vines

Ravenwood High School

Brentwood, Tennessee

Jacob Welling

Waverly High School

Greenwood, Nebraska

Destin Wernicke

Pulaski Community High School

Sobieski, Wisconsin

Megan Whitfield

Clayton High School

Clayton , North Carolina

Caleb Williams

Auburn High School

Auburn, Alabama

Taylor Winkler

Ravenwood High School

Brentwood, Tennessee

Makenzie Wrightstone

Red Land High School

Etters, Pennsylvania

Ian Yount

North Lincoln High School

Lincolnton, North Carolina

Logan Zerkle

Dawson-Bryant HS

Ironton, Ohio


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