17–year–old Aaron Couto hits a high note in his career. The senior at Somerset–Berkely Regional High School has been accepted by one of the most prestigious bands in the country, the Army-All American Marching Band.
"I was like, 'wow!' this is great. I can't believe this because the competition is fierce," said Couto who learned the news over the summer.
Thousands of students from across the country auditioned for just 125 spots. Couto was the only one selected from all of the New England states.
"I feel like we've caught lightening in a bottle twice because this is our 2nd student...in 3 years to make the united states all–American high school marching band," said David Marshall, Director of Bands at SBRHS.
Couto will officially become a member of the band on September 30th during a ceremony at the high school. He and his new band mates will perform for the entire country. They will be playing at the Alamodome in Texas next January.