Music for All’s Bands of America Honor Band will march in The Rose Parade on New Year’s Day 2022 in Pasadena, California. With more than 300 members, this national honor band will represent school band programs across America. Meet the members!
Name: Caleb Crockett
Hometown: Schererville, IN
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
A few people from my school did it in the past, so it was a something I’d heard a lot about but never thought I could do, until now
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
The memories everyone’s going to make not just by marching and playing, but by being with each other
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
Be prepared, always be willing to listen, make the best out of the short time you have
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school music program?
The feeling of excitement and anticipation as we got onto the field at Grand National Finals
What activities and clubs are you involved in?
I run hurdles in Track and Field, I also really enjoy doing service projects.
What are your post-graduation plans?
Becoming a commercial pilot and living someplace warm that doesn’t get any snow ever
Have you participated in any Music for All or Bands of America activities before? If so, which ones?
Grand Nationals and Super Regionals
Tell us something unique about yourself:
I’ve flown a plane before I’ve driven a car and I hate cold weather
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Tears by David Maslanka – The most fun piece I’ve ever played by far
Movie: There are so many really good ones to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with a good Avengers one
Dessert: Literally anything
Place to visit: Anywhere that’s not cold
You’re on a deserted island and you can only choose one from each category:
Dessert: Ice Cream
Entertainment: Reading Books
Social Media: TikTok
See Caleb in action! If you’ve ever wanted to be there in person for The Rose Parade and the excitement that surrounds it, the BOA VIP Rose Experience is for you! Learn more at marching.musicforall.org/rose/vip.