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: LeAnn Niederman
Hometown: Hamilton, OH
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
It looked like a great way to end my high school marching band career while having fun with my friends.
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
Connecting with other band members from across the US
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
Give 110% at all times, learn from your mistakes, and creating strong friendships that last through thick and thin.
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school music program?
Going to Grand Nationals at Lucas Oil for the first time. Being there to perform and bonding with everyone was amazing. Walking onto the field for the first time and seeing the size of the stadium is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience.
What activities and clubs are you involved in?
4-H, Lakota East Veterans Club, Lakota East Environmental Advocacy Forum (LEAF), ASL club
What are your post-graduation plans?
Military or college (still undecided for specifics)
Have you participated in any Music for All or Bands of America activities before? If so, which ones?
BOA Regionals, Super Regionals, and Grand Nationals
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I just finished a 7-week fundraising campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and fundraised over $112,000. I was an LLS Cincinnati Student of the Year Candidate
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Any Man of Mine by Shania Twain
Band, Artist, Musical Group, Etc: Any Classic Country Artist
Movie: Harry Potter
Book: A Court of Mist and Fury
Dessert: Ice Cream
Place to Visit: Wherever my sister, brother-in-law, niece, and nephew are (my brother-in-law is in the Navy)
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 LeAnn 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.