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Cab Calloway Senior to perfom with U.S. Army Marching Band

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Cab Calloway Senior Mariah Graham is one of just 125 musicians in the country chosen to perform in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

She's the only student from Delaware to receive the honor this year.

Mariah Graham: "It was pretty great, I didn't realize how big of an honor it was. I was blown away, so I was pretty excited."

Graham has played music since the fourth grade, but switched her instrument of choice four years ago.

Graham: "...To percussion and drumming and Marimba, and since then I just haven't stopped. I just keep going, keep going, keep going."

What she loves most about the drums?

Graham: "It's loud," she laughs. "I'm a loud person, so you get to make a lot of noise when you get to drum. It's just an energy release also."

The elite group of musicians will perform during half-time of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, and she can't wait!

Graham: "The fact that you get to be a different person while you're playing this music is incredible. That's probably my favorite part."

The game will be televised on NBC Saturday January 5, at 1pm.

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