Lynchburg, VA - A band member from Brookville High School has been selected to be a part of the US Army All-American marching band.
Julia Hartlage will be one of 125 band members. She gets an all expenses paid trip to bowl week in San Antonio, Texas. She'll be performing in the US Army All-American Bowl game on January 5.
This is the first time a band member from Brookville has gone.
"It takes a lot of commitment because there are so many days that you are like, 'I'll practice tomorrow or I will work on this another day,' but you have to stay focus and be like, 'Here are my goals, here is what I need to do by this time,' and you have to just keep pushing no matter how you feel or what you want to do besides that," she said.
Students from Bassett high school and William Byrd were also selected for the honor.