By: Sharon Aron Baron
Representatives from the U.S. Army will visit Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday to congratulate Jeremy Guttveg, a member of the band program, for being selected for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Jeremy will now join an elite group of high school musicians who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on January 4, 2014.
The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country. Jeremy’s selection was based on an extensive audition consisting of musical performances, marching technique, and an essay communicating his passion for music and a desire to represent his school, community and country. This is the second consecutive year a student from Stoneman Douglas has been chosen for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.
“We are extremely excited for Jeremy. Being selected for the U.S. All-American Marching Band, out of more than 1,300 students across the country who apply, is an incredible honor,” said John Rusnak, the Director of Bands at Stoneman Douglas. “Jeremy is an all-around great student who is dedicated to music and is a tremendous leader. We couldn’t be more proud of him.”
The event will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 11:30 a.m.the school’s auditorium to formally announce Jeremy’s selection.