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.

U.S. Army All-American Bowl Wallpapers
All-American Bowl Wallpaper 800x600

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

Frances Kestel
Frances Kestel
Lincoln-Way Central | New Lenox, IL

Frances Kestel is the sole piccolo player for Lincoln-Way Central’s Marching Knights, a four year member of Wind Ensemble where she is the only piccolo, three year member of Tri-M Music Honor Society and a one year member of NHS. Kestel has received three solo firsts, two duet firsts and one flute trio first in Solo/Ensemble Contest. She was a member of the 2013 BOA Honor Band and participated in the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Additional Bios