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

Neal Karpienski
Neal Karpienski
Ronald Reagan High School | San Antonio, TX

Neal Karpienski has played clarinet for six years. He was selected as the Clarinet section leader for the Ronald Reagan High School Band in 2013. Neal also had the honor of playing a solo in this year’s marching show “Let It Shine,” which made finals at the BOA Grand National competition in Indianapolis. In addition to participating in numerous marching competitions, Neal qualified for Division 1 State Solo and Ensemble for the 2012-2013 school year in both a Solo and Ensemble and he received a grade 1 in both. He also held first chair in Region Band A in his junior year. During the 2011-2012 concert season, he received a grade 1 for his solo during Solo and Ensemble competition. Neal achieved a Region Ranking at UIL. He has held a marching spot in the Ronald Reagan Band for three years and has participated in many Bands of America marching competitions throughout the state of Texas. He has also been a member of the Ronald Reagan Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble and has participated in the Solo and Ensemble Competition for three years. Neal plans to major in Music Education after graduating from high school.

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