Bullitt East High School senior and percussionist Adam Moore has been chosen to perform with the United States Army All-American Bowl Marching Band at the Alamodome, Jan. 7th, 2017, in San Antonio, TX.
The band will perform during the halftime show of the annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance. This is the nation’s premier high school All-American game, featuring the best 90 players in an annual East vs. West competition.
Adam is the only Bullitt County musician selected to join the USAAAMB. He was given an official uniform by Bowl officials during a recent ceremony in the Bullitt East College and Career gymnasium.
“I offer my sincere thanks to all those who supported my efforts in music,” Adam said. “Special appreciation goes to my family and my music teacher, Mr. (Trevor) Ervin.”
It was Ervin who recommended Adam to apply for the All-American Bowl Marching Band.
“The application required three videos,” Adam explained, “one reflecting marching capability; one showing percussion skills, particularly on snare drum as that was the position I was auditioning for, and, the last video was to give a brief biography of myself.”
Adam learned of his selection during an especially appropriate time.
“Mr. Ervin was notified via email one day during band camp this past summer,” Adam recalled. “Our drumline was rehearsing when he pulled me out of practice for a moment to inform me, at which moment I freaked out due to excitement!”
The USAAAMB has their own show design that they send music for a few months in advance. Adam has been rehearsing songs such as The National Anthem and America-related works.
Adam said the marching band will have daylong practices the entire week leading up to the performance at the All-American Bowl.
“My goal is to have the best run-through and enjoy as much of it as I can,” he said.
Adam thanked Ervin for his patience, especially as a freshmen, and added his mastery of education is evident when musicians are picked for national performances.
“Groups that I make my way into prove his teachings are successful, such as Honor Bands, All-State Band, and, of course USAAAMB,” he said.
Adam encourages others to enroll in any form of arts which includes music.
“I believe that the arts can provide a set of skills and disciplines that other core content and sports can’t provide as well as the arts can,” he affirmed.
After high school graduation next spring, Adam intends on attending college for a Masters in Music Education with the eventual goal of becoming a high school band director.
Adam is the 17 year-old son of Charles W. and Julie Moore. His father retired from the U.S. Army as a SFC (Sergeant First Class) in 2006 and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance and a Consultant for a National Consulting Firm.
Julie is on active duty in the U.S. Army as a MSG (Master Sergeant) and stationed at Fort Knox, KY as an Instructor.
Adam’s sister, Kaitlyn Davis, is a student in the University of Louisville’s graduate program for her Master’s and Certification in Art Therapy.