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: Reagan Prater
Hometown: Clover, SC
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
I was interested in the leadership lessons, having the opportunity to met people from all over the US, and getting to know more Color Guard Members.
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am really excited about Performing at Disneyland as I am a HUGE Disney Fan. However, most of all, meeting individuals from all over and making something great together for all the viewers at the parade and other events.
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
I learned about dedication, how to be a leader, and team work. It is a lot of life building skills that will help me in my future.
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school band program?
My favorite memory to date would be performing for the WinterGuard Competition with all of the different groups joining together and just having fun while we waited for awards. I love the opportunity of learning from others and getting to interact with band members from all over.
What activities and clubs are you involved in?
I show Saddlebred Horseback and love my horse Kalua. I also am involved in FFA (Future Farmers of America) and Color Guard.
What are your post-graduation plans?
I plan to attend a university where I can major in pre-veterinary studies. I want to be a large animal vet.
Have you participated in any Music for All or Bands of America activities before? If so, which ones?
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I am a “Military Brat” that has lived in four different states before high school and my father retired from the Air Force. I was born in South Dakota, moved to New Jersey, then on to Hawaii, and now in South Carolina. I have a little bit of the culture from each state in my personality.
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Heaven by Julia Michaels
Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: Natalie Jane
Movie: The Outsiders
TV Show: Friends
Book: The Fifth Wave
Board Game: Monopoly
Dessert: Apple Pie
Place to visit: Smoky Mountains
You’re on a deserted island and you can only choose one from each category:
Dessert: Ice Cream
Entertainment: Reading books
Social Media: TikTok