High School trumpet player selected for U.S. Army All-American Band

Kelly Cohorst, a senior at Friendswood High School, has been chosen to be part of the United States Army All-American Band.
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“I always wanted to do something bigger than myself.” Cohorst said. “I get the opportunity to meet 125 other members from around the country and do what I love, play music,”

Cohorst, a trumpet player, was chosen from more than 2,000 nominees from 47 states to be apart of the 125-member band that will perform during half-time of the All-American Bowl football game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

“Everyone worked really hard to make it in,” said the Friendswood High School senior. “I think it is going to be an amazing experience because of our drive and determination!”

Friday, October 28 Army officials presented Cohorst with the award and her performance uniform. Band Director Greg Dick and Cohorst’s parents were also there for the presentation.

“Kelly has been a strong marcher for years,” said Greg Dick who nominated Cohorst. “She has marched drum corps in the summer in addition to the Friendswood High School Band. She is also a very strong trumpet player. The two go hand in hand to be a member of the US Army All-American Marching Band.”

Cohorst said she is still in the middle of the application process but hopes to attend either the University of Texas at San Antonio or Texas State University for Music Education.