The U.S. Army marched into Cab Calloway School for the Arts on Wednesday, Dec. 5 to honor percussionist Mariah Graham as part of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

Cab Calloway senior Mariah Graham received a prestigious All-American Bowl jacket from local soldiers, in the company of friends, family, fellow band mates and students.

The All-American Marching Band will showcase their talent during a halftime performance at the nationally broadcast U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio in January. With her selection, Graham joins the ranks of an elite group of only 125 musicians and color guard members chosen each year. They 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 – values like Loyalty and Integrity.

“The U.S. Army has a distinguished musical history,” John Myers, said 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 2015 U.S. Army All-American Band members and congratulate each of them on their selection.”

Graham, the only student selected from Delaware, said she is planning on attending the University of Delaware next fall to study nursing or business.