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: Rylan Collins
Hometown: Austin, TX
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
I applied to be a member because I love marching band and thought performing in the parade and being able to travel while doing what I love would be a fun experience.
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am most excited to perform at Disney and I am also excited to meet a lot of new people who share the same love for music that I do.
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
- The importance of commitment.
- There is no one person that is “more important” than another, everyone is valued equally and highly.
- Time management skills.
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school music program?
My favorite memory of high school band so far was the first time we did a full run of our entire marching show. Nobody was sure that we were going to even have a marching season, so when we finished that full run everyone was so happy and hopeful for the season, and that was also my first full run ever.
What are your post-graduation plans?
I plan on majoring in flute performance in college and I would also like to march DCI.
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I am an identical twin.
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 “From the New World”, IV. Allegro con fuoco
Band, Artist, Musical Group, Etc.: Cosmo Sheldrake
Movie: Legally Blonde
TV Show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Book: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Board Game: Exploding Kittens
You’re on a deserted island and you can only choose one from each category:
Entertainment: Reading Books
Social Media: Instagram
See Rylan 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.