The country’s top high school marching musicians headed to San Antonio last week to perform as part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

With a search process spearheaded by the National Association for Music Education, the 125 high school seniors chosen annually for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band (USAAAMB) are students known for their exceptional musicianship, marching achievement, character and leadership.

A program supported by Drum Corps International since its founding in 2008, USAAAMB students receive an all-expenses-paid trip to San Antonio where they have just five days to learn, rehearse, and perform a complete halftime show for the All-American Bowl game.

As part of the experience, students are taught by a team of leading music educators from across the country, and throughout the week, they also have the opportunity to work side-by-side with the professional musicians of the U.S. Army Bands.

Team of excellence

Inside the band

2018 performance