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: Emily Berg

Hometown: South Lyon, MI

Why did you apply to be a member of the Honor Band?

My best friend got accepted and encouraged me to audition

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

Performing with a lot of my friends from my hometown and meeting new ones

What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?

Practice makes permanent not perfection

Energy makes anything fun

Friends are some of the most important people

To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school band program?

Performing at state finals with all of my friends

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

Marching band, pep band, south lyon percussion, NHS

What are your post-graduation plans?

Go to Physician Assistant school

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I am a certified nurse assistant

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Oceans by Hillsong

Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: Country

Movie: Pitch Perfect

TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy

Book: Catcher in the Rye

Board Game: Euchre

Dessert: Ice cream

Place to visit: Wisconsin

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