Army Music

From all over the country, serious musicians come to the U.S. Army for an opportunity that is unmatched — to play the instrument they love while serving their country.

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All-American Bowl

Army Events

Now in its sixth year, the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band returns to perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band features 125 of the finest high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country.

The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the Nation's leading high school band members. These young men and women demonstrate the U.S. Army core values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honesty, Integrity and Personal Courage in their everyday lives. Like the U.S. Army All-American football players, the national selection of All-American band members is based on a broad range of attributes that go beyond performance and include qualities such as academic achievement, leadership abilities and community service.

Nominations for the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band are currently being accepted at

Catherine Patriquin
Catherine Patriquin
Tenor Sax
Ocean Springs High School | Ocean Springs, MS

Catherine Noelle Patriquin is the drum major of the All Superior Blue-Grey Pride Marching Band. She has been studying piano and violin from the age of three and is proficient on oboe, saxophone, and vocally. She also enjoys playing viola, cello, oboe and piano, but considers tenor saxophone her primary instrument. She has earned the first chair position on both tenor saxophone and oboe in The Mississippi Lion’s All State Band, All State Jazz Ensemble, The USM All South Honor Band, GCBDA Honor Band and GCBDA Honor Jazz Ensemble. Catherine was awarded outstanding student in this year’s GCBDA Top Honor Band, where she was a featured oboe soloist. Locally, she has participated in the Gulf Coast Youth Symphony, and has been a member of the Ocean Springs High School Wind Ensemble since her freshman year.

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