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: Sophia George
Hometown: Cedar Park, TX
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
I’ve always had a huge love for music and for marching band since I was little, and have grown up seeing The Rose Parade as well as the marching bands on TV and wanted to be able to be a part of that community!
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am extremely excited about just performing in front of an audience again especially the audience at The Rose Bowl and Disneyland.
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
I’ve learned that being a great musician and a great leader means being a good leader on and off of the field. I’ve learned that the community and culture of bands make the band stronger and that the things you strive for or your goals do not lie within your comfort zone but rather outside of it.
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school music program?
Probably the end of our show of Turning the Tables in 2019, and everyone running off the field and just being thrilled with our last performance. It was the most alive I’ve felt.
What activities and clubs are you involved in?
I am involved in the art program at my school! As well as band and the leadership team
What are your post-graduation plans?
I would love to be a part of DCI at some point after graduation and hope to travel a lot!
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I am an open heart surgery survivor
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Corn Field Chase
Band, Artist, Musical Group, Etc.: The Smiths, Brandon Flowers, ABBA, Queen
Movie: Dead Poets Society, Perks of Being a Wallflower
TV Show: Gilmore Girls
Book: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Board Game: Sorry
Dessert: Bread Pudding
Place to Visit: New York
You’re on a deserted island and you can only choose one from each category:
Entertainment: Reading Books
Social Media: Instagram
See Sophia 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.