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: Andrew Lombardi
Hometown: Poquoson, VA
Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?
I applied for the Honor Band because I saw a video showing off the group, and I was gonna be a senior in high school so it would be perfect.
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am excited about Disneyland! And playing drums!
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
-You are only as strong as your weakest link.
-Don’t practice until you get it right, practice it until you can’t get it wrong
-In drumline, listen in, and tune out
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school band program?
When our band director fell at our Christmas concert on a snare drum
What activities and clubs are you involved in?
What are your post-graduation plans?
I am currently attending Liberty University Majoring in Computer Information Systems and double minoring in Vocal & Percussion Performance.
Have you participated in any Music for All or Bands of America activities before? If so, which ones?
I went to MFA camp for two years
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I’m an identical twin
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Hideaway-Jacob Collier
Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: Jacob Collier
Movie: Space Jam
TV Show: OBX
Book: Hunger Games Series
Board Game: Chess
Place to visit: Florida Keys
You’re on a deserted island and you can only choose one from each category:
Entertainment: Reading books