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: Jessica Knull
Hometown: West Chester, OH
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
I love performing and taking advantage of any really cool performing opportunity I get. I couldn’t think of a cooler performance opportunity than the Rose Bowl.
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
Meeting new people from all over the country.
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school music program?
Personally, I really enjoy rehearsals. I love performing and learning at them and goofing off with friends afterward.
What are your post-graduation plans?
I plan on marching for a DCI drum corps, but I am not sure where I want to march at the moment. I plan on majoring in Spanish and environmental science.
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I work as a camp counselor for Girl Scouts over the summer.
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Any Taylor Swift Song
Movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
TV Show: The Simpsons
Book: The Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
Board Game: Monopoly – My brother and I are very competitive Monopoly players.
Dessert: Ice Cream
Place to Visit:
Tucson, Arizona. My grandparents live there and I love all of the mountains and cactuses.
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 Jessica 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.