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NCHS Student to Perform at U.S. Army All-American Bowl

In January, the top football players in the country will face off at the U.S. Army All- American Bowl. At halftime, the most elite marching band members will take the field, including NCHS Color Guard member Emily Wilkinson.


“I’m truly honored to be able to represent my school and my community,” said Wilkinson.


At a recent assembly, members of the U.S. Army and American Family Insurance recognized Wilkinson in front of her family and fellow marching band students.


“This is another example of the blood, sweat and tears we put into this,” said NCHS marching band director Brandon Estes.


“The thing I’m most proud about is the character and determination you show,” said Principal Bill Wiesbrook.


Throughout its 18 years, the All-American game has featured the nation’s most elite football players before they reach stardom. Many players go on to play at the top colleges and the NFL. For the band, many go on to play in the top drum and bugle corps.


“Only the most capable wear the U.S. Army Colors. Only the best and brightest can be an All-American band member. These students show exceptional musicianship, but are also dedicated, motivated, and know how to be a member of a team,” said a member of the U.A. Army.


The All-American Bowl game takes place in San Antonio on January 6, 2018. #inspire203