PARSIPPANY — The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour honored Brianna Kelley during a special recognition ceremony before her fellow band members, classmates, fans, family, Dr. Denis L. Mulroony, Mayor James Barberio and Councilman Michael dePierro. The ceremony was held at Parsippany High School, on Tuesday, September 22.
In addition, Band Director Mr. Greg Dalakian received a special plaque to display at Parsippany High School for Brianna’s accomplishments.
The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band performs at halftime of the nationally broadcasted U.S. Army All-American Bowl. By becoming a U.S. Army All-American Marching Band Member, these students join an elite group. Only 125 high school band members among the millions in the United States are selected each year. Band members are chosen not just because they excel in music, but because they possess some of the same skills as our Army Soldiers – skills such as versatility and agility.
Brianna Kelley, Color Guard, was recognized as a member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band and receivedher honorary jacket during the ceremony.
Army recruiters were present to demonstrate GoArmy EDGE, a free app that provides football coaches and players with an interactive virtual training experience designed to improve team performance through safer, more effective and efficient player practice capabilities that help reduce potential player injuries. GoArmy EDGE is a product of the Army’s leading STEM innovation, designed to bring football plays to life through unprecedented detail and customization, real-time 3D play mapping, precision player movements and sharable content. The app is available on iTunes App Store, Google Play and GoArmyEDGE.com.
The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be televised live on NBC from the Alamodome on Saturday, January 9, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.
For the past 16 years, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl has been the nation’s premier high school football game, serving as the preeminent launching pad for America’s future college and NFL stars. Andrew Luck, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jamaal Charles made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. The 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 35,687 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs. All American Games is the owner and producer of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and its related events.