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?

It looked like a great experience and I decided to audition

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

Getting to go to Disneyland during the trip and the multiple performances I’ll get to have

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

One, if you put in the work, you can do anything you want to do. Two, it’s not always easy, but don’t ever quit and don’t ever say you can’t do something. Finally Three, Always have fun doing what you are doing.

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

Getting to march at Kroger Field in Lexington Kentucky and BOA Super Regionals

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

Band and my high schools JROTC program of which I’m in their “big four” on leadership. I’m also in Henry Clay High Schools Student section when ever I’m not playing at games.

What are your post-graduation plans?

To go to the University of Kentucky to get a degree for music education and communications.

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

I’ve participated in BOA marching regional and super regional events

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I play Bass Clarinet, Clarinet and Sousaphone.

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Ballad of the Eagle Claw

Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: Metallica

Movie: Happy Gilmore

TV Show: The Simpsons

Book: Legend: The Incredible Story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy Benavidez’s Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines

Board Game: Sorry

Place to visit: Panama City Beach, Florida

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

Dessert: Ice Cream

Entertainment: Reading books

Social Media: Instagram