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U.S. Army All-American Marching Band accepting 2012 applications


MENC announces all-star instructional staff

RESTON, VA (April 11, 2011) — MENC: The National Association for Music Education announced the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band instructional staff and reminds high school juniors that the deadline to apply for this all-expense paid performance opportunity is May 1, 2011.

U.S. Army All-American Marching Band logo The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes 125 top high school senior marching musicians and color guard performers from across the country and showcases their talents during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Students who are selected for the band receive a paid trip to San Antonio to perform.

2012 Applications Due May 1
Applications to perform with the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band are due by May 1, 2011. Nomination by a band director is not a prerequisite. All high school juniors (class of 2012) who are members of their high school marching band can apply. More details and 2012 application materials are available on the MENC website.

The fifth annual U.S. Army All-American Marching Band will perform in the halftime show at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The game is televised on NBC.

Many members of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band have participated in all-state bands and marched with top DCI and WGI ensembles.

2012 Staff Announced
MENC member T. André Feagin will lead the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band after serving on the staff the past three years. Feagin is associate director of bands at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and former brass caption head for the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps. Feagin received a master's degree in instrumental wind conducting from the University of Memphis and is a doctoral of musical arts candidate in conducting from the University of North Texas, where he studies under North Texas Wind Symphony conductor Eugene Migliaro Corporon.

Andre Feagin will lead the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. The 2012 instructional staff hails from all over the country and represents the best marching music programs and drum corps in the nation:

• Ken Bodiford - Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL (2011 AAMB Staff)
• Colin McNutt - The Cadets Drum & Bugle Corps, Allentown, PA
• Ian Hale - Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps, Fort Mill, SC
• Daniel Montoya - Underwater Theme Productions, Austin, TX
• J. D. Shaw - Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps, Rockford, IL
• Andrea Brown - Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
• Nicholas Williams - University of North Texas, Denton, TX
• Duane Hill - Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX
• Nicholas V. Holland, III - University of Memphis
• Bob Buckner - Western Carolina University
• Jenifer Leseth - U.S. Army All-American Marching Band Color Guard Designer

The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band is an all-expenses paid opportunity for high school marchers. Current juniors can apply until May 1, 2011. Selection will be announced in late July. For more information, visit www.menc.org.

MENC: The National Association for Music Education, among the world's largest arts education organizations, marked its centennial in 2007 as the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. Through membership of more than 75,000 active, retired, and pre-service music teachers, and with 60,000 honor students and supporters, MENC serves millions of students nationwide through activities at all teaching levels, from preschool to graduate school. MENC's mission is to advance music education by encouraging the study and making of music by all. Since 1907, MENC has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers. MENC's activities and resources have been largely responsible for the establishment of music education as a profession, for the promotion and guidance of music study as an integral part of the school curriculum, and for the development of the National Standards for Arts Education. MENC is located in Reston, VA.


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