U.S ARMY ALL-AMERICAN BOWL SELECTION TOUR
2016 USAAB Selection Tour Starts In September!
The All-American Bowl excitement gets started every fall when each U.S. Army All-American player and marching band member is honored during a pep rally at their school in front of Army representatives, classmates, teammates, family members, school administrators and media. The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour kicks off in September 2015 and recognizes more than 200 high school senior football and marching band members as U.S. Army All-Americans. In the aggregate, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour touches more than 1.5 million students, athletes, coaches and families throughout the 10-week tour.
Selection as a U.S. Army All-American is an important and prestigious honor for these athletes and musicians. Only the strongest are chosen to wear the Army colors, and these young men and women truly embody the characteristics of the Army Strong Soldier – demonstrating Strength through Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage on a daily basis.
The Selection Tour has grown each year since its inception a decade ago and has executed more than 1,300 events and reached more than a million people to date. In addition to the press conferences and pep rallies that take place at their respective high schools, All-Americans have also been recognized in front of thousands more as honored guests at NFL games, NASCAR and NHRA races, and regional band competitions.
The 2015 Tour reached 192 high schools, naming 223 All-Americans, 125 band members & 98 athletes. All the while, traditions of excellence continued at both band and football programs.