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: Sarah Lesser

Hometown: Clovis, CA

Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?

I applied for the honor band to get the chance to work with people of different backgrounds and coaches with different teaching styles.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

I’m most excited to meet people from all over the country.

What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?

  1. channel nervous energy into excitement
    2. don’t overwork yourself – take breaks when needed
    3. “one more time” is NEVER actually one more time

To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school music program?

My favorite memory is going to a WGI competition in Vegas my freshman year.

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

I dance and I’m very involved in my church.

What are your post-graduation plans?

Go to college and hopefully study criminology.

Tell us something unique about yourself:

I’m very spiritual and have a crystal collection! 🙂

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Hideaway by Jacob Collier

Band, artist, musical group, etc.: One Direction

Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You

TV Show: Dawson’s Creek

Book: Percy Jackson and the Olympians series

Board game: The Game of Life

Dessert: Anything chocolate

Place to visit: the beach!

You’re on a deserted island and you can only choose one from each category:

Dessert: Ice Cream

Entertainment: Reading Books

Social Media: Instagram

See Sarah 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