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: Tyler Newman

Hometown: Morton, IL

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

I’ve always wanted to March in the Rose Bowl parade and I thought it would be a great opportunity to represent my school.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

I’m most excited about meeting new people and playing music together

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

How to be a leader

How to be independent in what I do.

That hard work pays off

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

Getting to play at Lucas Oil Stadium at Grand Nats

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

Scholastic Bowl, School Musical, Madrigals, All male Accapella group called the Bum Bums.

What are your post-graduation plans?

Head to college in the south and become a lawyer or therapist.

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

National Orchestra Festival, Super Regionals, Grand Nationals

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I haven’t used Amazon in 6 months.

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Angels in the Architecture

Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: Wham

Movie: The Mummy

TV Show: Futurama

Book: Enders game

Board Game: Clue

Dessert: Key Lime Pi

Place to visit: Disneyworld

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