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: Grace Heuer

Hometown: Irwin, PA

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

My sister preformed in the Honor Band and loved the experience. I hope to have the same amazing experience.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

I am most excited to perform during the parade.

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

I have learned leadership skills, communication skills, and interpersonal skills.

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

Gathering as a section to hype each other up before preformamces.

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

Marching Band

Concert Band

Jazz Band

Pep Band

Floor Crew

What are your post-graduation plans?

Pursue graduate studies in English Literature and Creative Writing.

Have you participated in any Music for All or Bands of America activities before? If so, which ones?

I have performed at the Mid-Atlantic Regional four times, and I have attended Summer Symposium four times.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I love to crochet and knit. I am currently making a blanket.

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Declaration Overture

Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox

TV Show: Clone Wars

Book: The Book Thief

Board Game: Cranium

Dessert: Carrot Cake

Place to visit: Chicago

You’re on a deserted island and you can only choose one from each category:

Dessert: Cake

Entertainment: Reading books

Social Media: TikTok