When the marching band steps out during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January in San Antonio, Texas, one trumpet player should look mighty familiar.
Buchanan High senior Collin Allen is one of 125 high school marching band members selected for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Allen received his band jacket Tuesday during a brief ceremony at his north Clovis high school. The students are selected not just for their musical talents but also because they are mentally and physically agile.
The U.S. All-American Bowl, presented by American Family Insurance, has been the nation’s premier high school football game for 17 years. Andrew Luck and Adrian Peterson are among the many NFL players who made their national debut there.