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: Shelby Shelton

Hometown: New Braunfels, TX

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

I wanted to represent my school, my town, my state, and my country.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

I am most excited to meet new people who otherwise I wouldn’t have met, and marching in the parade.

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

Dedication, Motivation, and Communication

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

Being with people who loved what we were doing and had the same motivation for this amazing and rewarding sport.

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

Colorguard, Choir, Photography, Relay for Life, Church youth group

What are your post-graduation plans?

I will be attending the University of the Incarnate Word starting fall of 2022, where I plan to major in photography

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

BOA San Antonio, and BOA Austin

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I am a cancer survivor and an amputee

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Country

Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: Mighty Unicorn Marching Band

Movie: Harry Potter

TV Show: Once Upon A Time

Book: Fantasy

Board Game: Monopoly

Dessert: Ice Cream

Place to visit: Disney/ Universal Studios

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

Dessert: Ice Cream

Entertainment: Reading books