The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band debuted at the U.S Army All-American Bowl in 2008. Ever since, the band program has been ever-growing and has become the most elite free all-star music program in the country! Selected by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in cooperation with All American Games and Drum Corps International, the band features the 125 top marching band members from across the United States. Students are nominated by their band director during their junior year, submit application materials online, and are notified of acceptance by NAfME in July. Members receive a selection tour event at their school during the fall of their senior year and an all-expenses paid trip to San Antonio, TX for Bowl Week in January of the their senior year.

During Bowl Week, the band members receive instruction from top collegiate, high school and drum and bugle corps instructors from across the country as well as educational sessions with members of the U.S. Army Field Band.

For information about auditions and to learn how to become a part of such a wonderful opportunity, please visit

National partners of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band include: the U.S. Army; the National Association for Music Education (NAfME); Drum Corps International (DCI); Official Uniform Sponsor: DeMoulin Brothers & Company; and Official Instrument Sponsors: Mapex and Majestic Percussion & Jupiter Winds. See sponsors list for a full description of program support.