The U.S. Army will march into Toms River on Tuesday to officially honor Toms River High School North standout Edward Griffin as part of the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.
Toms River High School North will allow people to watch the presentation of a prestigious All-American Bowl jacket from local soldiers in the company of friends, family, fellow band mates and students.
With this selection, Griffin joins the ranks of an elite group of only 125 musicians and color guard members from across the country who will showcase their talent during a halftime performance at the nationally broadcast U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 4, 2014. Band members are selected not just because they excel in music and performance, but because they embody the same values of our country’s Army Strong Soldiers like Loyalty and Integrity.
Edward Griffin, Baritone
Griffin formally receives an invitation to join the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Marching Band with the presentation of an honorary jacket in front of family, friends, fellow musicians and classmates
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
12:52 p.m. EST
Toms River High School North
1245 Old Freehold Road
Toms River, New Jersey
Edward Griffin, Baritone
George Powers, Toms River High School North Band Director
Local soldiers presenting Griffin with prestigious Army All-American Bowl jacket
Students and fellow band members supporting their classmate
Local soldiers speaking to the student body about the merits of Griffin’s selection
Griffin formally receiving the Army All-American Bowl jacket
About the Army All-American Marching Band
“The U.S. Army has a distinguished musical history,” said Mark Davis, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing. “It takes great skill, teamwork and dedication to be a successful band member, just as it does to be an Army Soldier. Only the strongest wear the Army colors, which is why we are proud to honor all of our 2014 U.S. Army All-American Band members and congratulate each of them on their selection.”
About the Army All-American Bowl
As part of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, each band member and player selected to perform in the game is honored at a Selection Tour event in his or her hometown. The tour crosses the country through late fall, and by its end will have selected 125 band and color guard members and 90 football players who will participate in the game on January 4, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Annually, the All-American Bowl is the Army’s largest public outreach effort, allowing the Army to share its story with tens of millions of people.