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: Michael Davenport
Hometown: Kennesaw, GA
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
I’ve always wanted to be in The Rose Parade, and I’ve never been in such a large ensemble before so I thought that aspect would be cool, too.
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
Percussion weekend and performing at Disneyland
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
How to work hard as a group, how to work on a team, and what it takes to be a leader.
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school music program?
The final playoff football game that we had a 5-hour bus ride to and from. We won and that game sent us to the state championship against our rival.
What activities and clubs are you involved in?
I participate in marching and jazz band as well as percussion ensemble. I am also a Boy Scout.
What are your post-graduation plans?
I hope to attend the University of Central Florida and major in music education. I hope to be a performer at Disneyworld in Orlando after that.
Have you participated in any Music for All or Bands of America activities before? If so, which ones?
I have participated in Bands of America Regional Championships in Newark, DE, Jacksonville, AL, and Powder Springs, GA. This coming season we will attend the BOA Regional in Johnson City, TN.
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I have been to almost as many countries as I have U.S. States.
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Orange Colored Sky – Nat King Cole
Band, Artist, Musical Group, Etc.: Queen, Machine Gun Kelly, Aerosmith
TV Show: Cobra Kai
Board Game: Scattergories
Place to Visit: Germany
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 Michael 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.