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

Marqwell Batts
Marqwell Batts
Blythewood High School | Blythewood, SC

Marqwell has made All-Region Band for two years and All-State Alternate for two years. He served as the Brass Captain for the Blythewood High School Marching Band in 2012. He was nominated "Most Improved Wind Player" in 2012 for the Blythewood High School Band program and was also named Freshman Student of the year for 2010-2011. Marqwell was accepted as a member of the Music City Drum Corps and was recently selected to be a part of the University of South Carolina Honor Band Clinic this past February. He has been first chair tuba at Blythewood, and continues to make impressive improvements each year. 

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