Lexington, S.C. (Sept. 28, 2016) - The U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance Selection Tour will visit a local high school on October 4, 2016 to select Jennings Walker to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. White Knoll High School will honor this student before his fellow band members, classmates, friends and family during a special recognition event.
The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band performs each year at halftime of the nationally-broadcasted U.S. Army All-American Bowl. By becoming a U.S. Army All-American, Walker is joining an elite group. Only 125 high school marching band members among the millions in the United States are selected. Band members are chosen not just because they excel musically, but because they are mentally and physically agile, they know the importance of teamwork, and they are able to adapt to challenging situations, similar to U.S. Army Soldiers.
Selection Tour Event Details:
What: Jennings Walker, color guard member, is recognized as a member of the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band and will receive honorary jacket in front of family, friends, fellow band members and classmates
Where: White Knoll High School
5643 Platt Springs Road
Lexington, South Carolina 29073
When: October 4, 2016
Event Start Time: 11:15 a.m.
Media Set-Up Time: 10:45 a.m.; 30 minutes prior to event
Photo/Interview Op: Walker’s jacket presentation
Nominating band instructor
Local soldiers presenting Walker with band jacket
On-site Assets: Army recruiters will be onsite to demonstrate GoArmy EDGE, a free app that provides football coaches and players with an interactive virtual training experience designed to improve team performance through safer, more effective and efficient player practice capabilities that help reduce potential player injuries. GoArmy EDGE is a product of the Army’s leading STEM innovation, designed to bring football plays to life through unprecedented detail and customization, real-time 3D play mapping, precision player movements and shareable content. The app is available on iTunes App Store, Google Play and GoArmyEDGE.com.
Television/Online: Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017
Live on NBC, 12:00 Noon CST
The 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band Performance
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017
Halftime of the Bowl, on banddirector.com
For More Information: Mike Ulatoski, All American Games™
[O] 973-366-8448 x-301
For 17 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Odell Beckham Jr., Andrew Luck, Adrian Peterson and Christian McCaffrey made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. A total of 330 U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni have been selected in NFL Drafts. The 2016 game drew a crowd of 39,121 to the Alamodome.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance is owned and produced by All American Games™, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company.