A Henderson high school musician has been selected as a 2017 U.S. Army All-American.
Kyle McGowan, 17, is a senior at Basic Academy of International Studies High School in Henderson.
A Sousaphonist, he will join an elite group of marching band members who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 7. The game will be televised live at 10 a.m. on NBC.
McGowan will be celebrated by fellow fine arts students and recognized for his accomplishments during an assembly presented by the U.S. Army and All-American Games at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the school’s theater. Basic Academy of International Studies is located at 400 Palo Verde Drive.
McGowan, who has attended Basic all four years, also participates in chamber choir and was selected for Honor and All-State choirs as well as Honor and All-State band, which he has participated in his entire high school career.
The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country, showcasing their talents during the largest celebration of high school football in America, the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. Three seniors, including McGowan, were chosen from the Las Vegas valley and include musicians from Liberty and Clark high schools.
For the application, students submitted introductory, marching and music audition videos and signed letters of recommendation from teachers and administrators.