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Two Fayette Co. High students selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band
Two Fayette Co. High students selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Two young women from Fayetteville are among only 125 students nationwide to be selected for the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

Malia Corbin and Rose Wilmot will join an elite group of American musicians for a halftime performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Both girls attend Fayette County High School, where Wilmot plays the saxophone and Corbin is a member of the color guard.

"The U.S. Army has a distinguished musical history with numerous bands and musical acts still performing around the world today," said John Myers, a spokesman for U.S. Army Accessions Command. "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 2012 U.S. Army All-American Band members and congratulate each of them on their selection."

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be broadcast live on NBC at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. It is considered the nation's premier high school football game and has launched the professional careers of several notable players, including Adrian Peterson, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.