Sheldon Student Selected As Member Of US Army All-American Marching Band

Noah Photo OpSheldon, IA — A Sheldon High School student will be one of one hundred twenty five students from around the nation to represent his school as a member of the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, when it performs at half-time of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Football Game January 4, 2014 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Noah Hickman, the son of King and Kecia Hickman, is a member of the Sheldon High School Marching Orabs, and received the honor at an assembly Tuesday morning at the Sheldon High School.  Hickman was presented with his U.S. Army All-American Honor Band uniform hat, as well as a jacket emblazoned with the U.S. Army All-American logo at Tuesday’s ceremony.

In addition, Paul Heitbrink of American Family Insurance, a corporate sponsor of the Army All-American Marching Band program, presented Hickman’s parents with the American Family “Dream Protector Award”, for nurturing and protecting their son’s dream of pursuing a music career.

Sheldon Band Director Cliff St. Clair was also presented an “Army Strong” hat for his efforts in helping foster Hickman’s musical development.

Hickman is one of only 101 musicians and 24 color guard members from across the United States chosen to perform with this year’s U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.  The U.S. Army All-American Football Game will be broadcast live on NBC, and the halftime show can be viewed online at


Here are some photos from Tuesday morning’s presentation:

Noah Jacket & Hat
Noah Being Presented His Uniform Hat
Noah Photo Op
Noah Being Presented His Jacket
Noah Jacket & Hat 2
Hickman With His Jacket And Uniform Hat
Noah Jacket 2
Noah Hickman Tries On His Jacket
King & Kecia Hickman Accept "Dream Protector Award"
King & Kecia Hickman Accept “Dream Protector Award”
Sheldon High School Band Director Cliff St. Clair
Sheldon High School Band Director Cliff St. Clair


A special thanks to Tammie Boone for the following photographs………………………….

Ready For The Presentation
Jacket Presentation
L-R: Noah Hickman, Cliff St. Clair, Kecia Hickman, King Hickman
Sheldon High School Band Performs


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