Lincoln-Way student chosen to join U.S. Army All-American Marching BandTuesday, October 4, 2016
On Friday, September 30, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Lincoln-Way Central Auditorium, senior Rebecca LiVigni was inducted to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Members of the United States Army and sponsor American Family Insurance welcomed LiVigni on stage as her parents and mentors surrounded her.
"I would like to thank my parents and my family for being here today to share with me this great honor and for always standing by my side over the last three years," said LiVigni. "I would also like to thank all of my teachers…Their support has been instrumental in my development and to the person I am today, and for that, I am so deeply grateful."
LiVigni will be joining an elite group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. She was chosen as one of only 125 high school senior marching band musicians and color guard members from across the nation.
Band Director, Christopher Mroczek took a moment to recognize LiVigni at her induction. "I could tell that when she was a freshman that she was going to be outstanding and that she was going to grow into quite the performer. She has a great attitude, a smile on her face all the time, and she works hard...I'm very proud of her," he said.
LiVigni credits her family, friends, instructors, and teachers with her success. As a transfer student from Lincoln-Way East, she now attends Lincoln-Way Central. "It's important for me to recognize that while Central is my new home and I absolutely love it here, all of the teachers, students, and staff at East made me who I am today. They always hold a special place in my heart, so thank you for an amazing three years."
LiVigni will be showcasing her talent during the largest celebration of high school football in America, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST on Saturday, January 7, 2017.