The Asheville, N.C., Citizen-Times recently ran an article about Western Carolina University band director Bob Buckner, who will lead MENC: The National Association for Music Education's first All-American Marching Band, which will perform at the nationally televised U.S. Army All-American Bowl game next year.

Drum Corps International will play a role in preparing this ensemble by assisting with audition adjudication of band members, as well as the coordination of the all-volunteer members of the All-American Marching Band Color Guard.

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