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: Kyle Schang
Hometown: South Lyon, MI
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
One of the drum majors from 2017 was from my school and told us about the opportunity. It sounded cool so I decided I wanted to be a part of it,, too.
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I’m excited to be in a national honor band with great musicians from around the nation. I am also excited to go to California for the first time.
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
- Friendships are forever
- Teamwork makes the dream work
- Hard work pays off in the end
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school music program?
2019 Marching Band State Finals while performing at Ford Field. We got 4th place in Flight 2 with just 60 members.
What activities and clubs are you involved in?
Marching Band, South Lyon Percussion, NHS, Pep Band
What are your post-graduation plans?
Going to university for Computer Science.
Have you participated in any Music for All or Bands of America activities before? If so, which ones?
Not yet but I am excited for this one.
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I lived in Italy for 2 years for my dad’s job. It was one of my favorite experiences of my whole life.
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi
Band, Artist, Musical Group, Etc.: Maroon 5
Movie: Ocean’s Eleven
TV Show: Burn Notice
Book: Casino Royale
Board Game: Sequence
Dessert: Lava Cakes
Place to Visit: Venice, Italy
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 Kyle 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.