KHS America awards a $1,000 college scholarship to a member of the United States Army All American Marching Band annually, with Elissa Travis from Hamilton High School in Chandler, Ariz., named the 2018 winner during the band’s banquet in San Antonio, Texas, earlier this year.

“It was a surreal moment for me!” said Travis, who plans to attend Arizona State University in the fall. “ … Playing in high-level ensembles and working closely with my band directors influenced my love for performance, but after joining marching band my junior year, I found the missing piece and my love for the marching arts grew quickly.”

“Knowing the quality of students who get selected to be a part of US Army All American Marching Band is why we at KHS America are proud to offer a scholarship to a future music educator” said KHS Education Manager Rick DeJonge. “We need people like Elissa Travis in our schools as a music teacher and this scholarship is one of the ways we can help.”

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