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: Nathan Schang

Hometown: South Lyon, MI

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

I applied to be in the Honor Band because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play in this parade and I want to be a part of it.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

I am most excited to meet a lot of new people from around the country and to play music with them.

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

Being a part of marching band and talking with my friends during breaks from rehearsal.

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

Marching band, jazz band, and orchestra

What are your post-graduation plans?

I want to go to college for mechanical engineering. 

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I used to live in Italy.

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Any song from Hamilton

Movie: Star Wars Return of the Jedi

Book: Harry Potter

Board Game: Chess

Place to Visit: Italy

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

Dessert: Ice Cream

Entertainment: Playing Board Games

See Nathan 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