Kudos go out to Centennial High School senior Jamie Justice for being selected for the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. This elite honor goes to only 125 students across the entire country who not only excel in music, but also in the versatility and agility also possessed by U.S. Army soldiers.
On Monday, Jamie was recognized at ceremony held in Centennial High School’s Performing Arts Lab where local soldiers presented her with an honorary jacket. “Being a successful band member not only requires great skill, but also a commitment to teamwork,” says Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of marketing for the Army. “And similar to all Army Soldiers, these students have proven to be incredibly versatile and mentally and physically nimble. We are proud to honor all of our talented 2016 U.S. Army All-American Band members and commend each of them on their selection to this elite group.”
Jamie and the other honorees from across the country will preform at halftime during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio on January 9, 2016. This premiere high school football game has in the past featured the talents of future NFL stars Andrew Luck, Odell Beckham Jr., Jamaal Charles, and Ezekiel Elliott. Last year’s nationally televised event drew a crowd of more than 35,000 and was one of the most-watched sporting events on television that weekend.
Congratulations Jamie! You do our city proud!
For more info on the bowl visit usarmyallamericanbowl.com. And to read more about the multitude of talented band students in our city check out the fall/winter 2015 issue of Las Cruces magazine:
Written by Jessica Muncrief
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