This elite ensemble is selected under the auspices of NAfME (The National Association for Music Education) in cooperation with Drum Corps International (DCI) and All American Games. Each All-American is nominated by his or her band director and then submits an on-line application and multiple videos showcasing their performance abilities. Selection criteria for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band include performance ability, grade point average, community service, and demonstrated leadership within their schools. Most are members of all-state ensembles and are involved in a wide variety of community service activities. Many are drum majors for their high school bands, most hold leadership positions at their respective schools, and many play multiple instruments.
For more information visit the NAMfME website.
Key Dates Below:
Fall, Junior Year: Nomination by band director
Winter, Junior Year: Application information distributed to nominees by the National Assoc. for Music Education
May 1, Junior Year: All applications and video audition materials are due.
July, Junior Year: Acceptance notifications are sent to students and band directors.
Fall, Senior Year: Selection Tour stop at member high schools.
January, Senior Year: U.S. Army All-American Bowl week in San Antonio, TX