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?
I applied because I thought it would be fun to do something I enjoy with so many other likeminded people
What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am most excited about the Rose Parade and performing in front of so many people.
What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in your high school music program?
I’ve learned how to be a better musician. I’ve learned how to better work with other people and as I’ve gotten older how to be a leader. Most importantly I’ve learned how cool it is that so many people can bond together in one band.
To date, what is your favorite memory of being involved in your high school band program?
Our homecoming football game this year.
What activities and clubs are you involved in?
I am involved in jazz band, concert band, and marching band.
What are your post-graduation plans?
I plan on going to college but am not sure where or what for.
Have you participated in any Music for All or Bands of America activities before? If so, which ones?
I participated in the Music for All jazz camp.
Tell us something unique about yourself.
I really like bouldering and sport climbing.
List your favorites!
Song or piece of music: Honest Man by Fat Night
Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: Vulfpeck
TV Show: Psych
Book: Raybearer by Jordan Ifueko
Board Game: Catan
Dessert: Pumpkin roll
Place to visit: Anywhere I can go climbing
You’re on a deserted island and you can only choose one from each category:
Dessert: Ice Cream
Entertainment: Reading books
Social Media: Instagram