Keiley Rowland, a senior at Coosa High, has been selected as a 2017 U.S. Army All-American, joining an elite group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The Army Selection Tour will make a stop at Coosa High on Wednesday, November 9 to honor Rowland for her selection.  Rowland is in the Coosa High color guard.

The Selection Tour stops in each All-American city totaling more than 190 stops for band and football participants.  The tour will arrive at Coosa on the morning of November 9 and will have activities for Coosa students during their lunch time. The presentation to honor Rowland will be held at 2 p.m. in the Coosa High cafeteria. “I am so proud of Keiley and all she has accomplished and I am very excited for her to represent Coosa High and Floyd County Schools at the national level,” stated Adam Daniel, band director at Coosa High School. “It is a great honor to be selected for such a prestigious ensemble, and she has worked very hard to earn her spot.”

“Being a successful band member not only requires great skill, but also a commitment to teamwork,” said Mark S. Davis, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for marketing. “We are proud to honor all of our talented 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band members and commend each of them on their selection to this elite group.”

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, showcasing their talents during the largest celebration of high school football in America, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, televised live on NBC at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.

For 17 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. Odell Beckham Jr., Patrick Peterson, Adrian Peterson, and Christian McCaffrey made their national debuts as U.S. Army All-Americans. More than 330 U.S. Army All-American Bowl alumni have been selected in NFL Drafts. The 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 39,121 to the Alamodome.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is owned and produced by All American Games™, a New Jersey-based sports marketing and event management company. The U.S. Army is the title sponsor of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, and American Family Insurance is the lead national sponsor and presenting sponsor of the telecast on NBC.