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!

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

My older sister marched in the 2017 Rose Parade with this band, and watching the band’s amazing performance was always something I wanted to do from that point on.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

I am most excited for the parade itself, more specifically, turning on to TV corner and looking down the road ahead.

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

I have learned to always show appreciation to those you love, hard work pays off, and the importance of details.

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

My favorite memory is the last band concert before schools closed due to covid. It was also right after our band director had been diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away before we returned to school. The band was more focused than ever and it is a performance I will remember.

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

I play volleyball for my school, play in the jazz band, am an NHS member, and teach Sunday School to preschool-aged kids.

What are your post-graduation plans?

I plan to go to a 4-year midwest college to get my BSN (nursing) degree.

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

My marching band has performed at the Iowa regional competition.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I work at a butcher shop.

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Revelation – Yusef Lateef

Movie: Jason Bourne Series

TV Show: Gilmore Girls

Book: Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Dessert: Gelato

Place to visit: New Orleans

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

Dessert: Ice Cream

Entertainment: Playing Board Games

Social Media: TikTok