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WKHS’s Walker earns spot in U.S. Army All-American Marching Band


LEXINGTON, S.C. — For the second year in a row, a Lexington County School District One student will represent White Knoll High School in a prestigious marching band.

Senior Jennings Walker, a member of the WKHS marching band, earned a spot on the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, which performs at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January 2017.

A part of marching band and color guard all four of her years at WKHS, Walker follows WKHS Student Alex DeLoach named to the band as a trumpet player in 2015.

After seeing DeLoach receive the honor last year, Walker said playing with the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band became a goal of hers. “It’s a huge honor to be the second WKHS student in two years to earn this recognition,” she said.

U.S. Army All-American Marching Band chooses only 125 students nationwide each year.

The selection committee, comprised of members of the National Association for Music Education in cooperation with All American Games and Drum Corps International, looks at a student’s performance ability, grade point average, community service, and leadership.

While in San Antonio, Texas, for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Walker will learn from collegiate instructors from across the country, as well as members of the U.S. Army Field Band.

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