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Mead senior picked for Army marching band

Noah Bratcher, a senior at Mead High School, was recently selected to be a member of the second annual U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. He will join other musicians selected to perform in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl halftime show on Jan. 3 in San Antonio.

The All-American Bowl celebrates the top 97 high school senior marching musicians from across the country. It also features the nation’s top 90 high school football players. The event will be broadcast live on NBC.

According to a press release from the U.S. Army All American Bowl, Colonel David Lee, director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach for the U.S. Army Accessions Command, said of Bratcher, “Noah is a tremendously skilled musician and a role model to many of his fellow band members.”

Bratcher is a clarinet player for Mead and was selected by the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band selection committee.

For more information, visit www.usarmyallamerican

Big band dance, auction at Ferris

Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave., is hosting a Jazz Orchestra Swing Dance and Auction on Dec. 6 from 7 to 10:30 p.m. in the Ferris gym.

The event is a benefit for the Ferris band department.

Tickets are $7.50 and can be purchased at the door. Veterans get in free.

For more information, call Barb at 448-7262.

Students will test skills at DECA competition

Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students from 18 Spokane high schools will participate in the regional DECA competition at Spokane Community College on Dec. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nearly 625 students will compete in work-related challenges that will test their marketing, management and entrepreneurial skills in individual, team, participatory and Quiz Bowl competitions.

For more information, call Greg Richards at 533-8099.