A pair of Cheshire High School senior have been selected to represent Connecticut this year and be part of an all-star marching band that will perform during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 7, 2017.
Austin Ratliff and Alysha DeGennaro have been selected to participate in the
U.S. Army All-American Marching Band . The band recognizes the top 125 high school senior musicians and color guard members from across the country.
Ratliff and DeGennaro are the only students selected from Connecticut. He plays the tuba and she is a color guard performer.
“Being a successful band member not only requires great skill, but also a commitment to teamwork,” Mark S. Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for marketing, said in a statement. “And similar to all Army Soldiers, these students have proven to be incredibly versatile and mentally and physically nimble.”
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a showcase event for the nation's top high school football players.
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