North Lincoln High senior Trish Moeller will be broadening her horizons early next year as she sets her sights on a Texas trip after her invitation to join the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band Color Guard.
Moeller was officially inducted last week during a ceremony at NLHS attended by the All-American selection team and members from the U.S. Army, along with school cheerleaders and the senior’s peers. A four-year color guard member, the North Lincoln student is one of two chosen from the state and will be performing alongside nearly 130 marching band students from across the country.
She follows four previous NLHS students who were selected in previous years — one of the highest awards bestowed on a high school band student nationally, North Lincoln band director Neil Underwood said.
Underwood chose five students from his band, but Moeller was the only student selected from not only his nominations, but the county as well. He boasted about her skills as not only a color guard member, but also as a scholar and a bassoonist, too. She decided to audition, which she did in May, and will be heading to San Antonio for a fully-funded trip to play at the halftime show at the All-American Bowl set to be televised on Jan. 5.
In addition, Moeller was also accepted to be a member of the eight-person riffle line, who will have a performance at the football game as well.
“I feel honored, actually,” Moeller told the Times-News last week. “It feels amazing to be with such talented kids and to be a part of something so big.”