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: Katie Beerman
Hometown: Liberty Township, OH
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
I applied to be a member of the Honor Band because I knew it was going to be a rememberable experience full of fun and laughter.
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am most excited about the Rose Parade. I can’t wait to see all the beautiful floats, flowers, and all the people there to enjoy the experience.
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
Three big things I’ve learned from being in a high school music program is you must work for what you truly want, the people you perform with will become your closest allies, and when times are tough is when you’re growing the most as a person and performer.
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school music program?
My favorite memory about being involved in a high school music program is all the strong connections I have made with the people I perform with. I have never formed stronger bonds with such a large amount of people at one time. Each person holds a memory close to my heart that I will never forget.
What activities and clubs are you involved in?
I am a Relay for Life coordinator, veterans club member, HOSA competitor, TAP-health collaborative member, American Heritage Girl, basketball player, and intern at ABC pediatric therapy.
What are your post-graduation plans?
I plan to attend it four-year college and major in the medical field
Have you participated in any Music for All or Bands of America activities before? If so, which ones?
Yes, I have participated in BOA Super Regionals and BOA Grand Nationals.
Tell us something unique about yourself.
Something unique about myself is my initial spell the word CUB
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Party in the USA
Band, Artist, Musical Group, Etc: Why Don’t We
TV Show: Friends
Book: My Life Next Door
Board Game: Uno
Dessert: Hershey Chocolate Pie
Place to Visit: Alaska
You’re on a deserted island and you can only choose one from each category:
Dessert: Ice Cream
Entertainment: Playing Board Games
Social Media: Instagram
See Katie 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.