During the week of December 30, the 125 student musicians in the 2014 U.S.All-American Marching Band went through fast-paced, challenging rehearsals, prepping to perform at halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 4, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.
The top high school senior football players in the United States played in the game at the Alamodome.
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is the official selection partner of the USAAAMB, and partners with title sponsor, the U.S. Army, Drum Corps International and All-American Games.
High school seniors chosen for the band possess exceptional musicianship, marching achievement, character, and leadership skills.
NAfME Executive Director Michael A. Butera and NAfME President Nancy E. Ditmer attended the rehearsals and activities in San Antonio this week. Butera said, “It is greatly rewarding to be with the parents of the All-American student musicians, hearing how they value their children’s music teachers.”
There is still time to nominate outstanding high school juniors for this amazing experience. Nominations for the 2015 USAAAMB close on January 31, 2014. Students do not have to be nominated to audition, but all students who are nominated AND complete the audition receive a certificate of recognition! Find nomination information.
2014 USAAAMB members offer their thanks for the support they’ve received.
Roz Fehr, NAfME managing editor for news, January 3. 2014. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org)