Student to Play in All-American Marching Band
A Webster-Schroeder High School senior has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.
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Hannah Harrison was recognized Saturday as part of a nationwide selection tour.
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The U.S. Army All-American Bowl brings the nation's top ninety high school football players to the field at San Antonio's Alamodome each year, and at half time, a marching band featuring 125 of the country's most talented musicians.
For eighteen year old Hannah Harrison, the appeal was instant.
It's kind of a chocolately tone to it, I was just attracted to it, it just felt like me," said Harrison.
The all american band, an invitation open only to seniors, has been on her mind for years. This year, she got her audition.
"I carried the music around with me at school, pulled it out at school when I had a free time to practice it," said Harrison.
For two years, Hannah sat right here in the music room at Webster-Schroeder High School hard at work, sometimes making mistakes but always improving, hoping one day to be chosen for the U.S. Army's All-American Marching Band.
On Saturday, a local solider, All American Games, and the community gathered for Hannah's selection ceremony.
"I've always had a passion for music and marching band has always been a highlight, something that is very important to me," said Harrison.
The spokesperson for All American Games says band members will have three days to learn the music and formations, in all, 24 hours of practice before game day. The U.S. Army says the players and musicians like Harrison, feature qualities few posses and even fewer employ.
The Army has many more cities to visit, congratulating students across the country, and on January 5th, they will meet for the first time in San Antonio, Texas to collaborate as one band.