Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 29 November 2013 11:04
PALMVIEW—U.S. Army representatives visited Palmview High School on Monday to select Christian Hernandez for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Hernandez is scheduled to play trombone during the half-time show of the U.S. Army All American Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 4, 2014.
The high school senior, along with his mother and Superintendent Alda T. Benavides, were part of the selection presentation. John Cahill, selection tour representative with the U.S. Army, said the program is on its seventh year with more than 4,000 applicants from across the nation.
Cahill added the application process is strenuous, and students must submit three different videos: a marching routine, personal video with their instrument of choice and a team video with their campus marching band.
“We team up with the National Association for Music Education in selecting the students,” Cahill said. “It’s long and tedious, but if they want to do it, they put in a lot of time and effort to get here. They will perform during half time of the nation’s premier high school football game.”