Pope Students in Army Bowl Band
Andie Leeds and Nicole Johnson will perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January.
When you tune in to the halftime show of the nationally-televised U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January, you might recognize two of the high school seniors on the field of the Alamodome.
Andie Leeds and Nicole Johnson, Pope High School students who are in Kennesaw State's Dual Enrollment Honors Program, have been selected to participate in the 2013 All-American Marching Band, officials announced this week.
“The U.S. Army has a distinguished musical history,” said John Myers, director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. “The skills and strengths necessary to be a successful band member are mirrored in Army Strong Soldiers. Only the strongest wear the Army colors, which is why we are proud to honor all of our 2013 U.S. Army All-American Band members and congratulate each of them on their selection.”
Leeds and Johnson were picked out of a pool of 13,000 nominees from 47 states. Only 125 of the country's best high school senior musicians and color guard members were selected for the honor.
The U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which features the nation's top high school senior football players, will be televised locally on WXIA-TV at 1 p.m. Jan. 5, 2013.
NFLers Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Ndamukong Suh, Marcus Lattimore and Andrew Luck are all former All-American bowl stars.