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 love being in the color guard. When I saw this opportunity, I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

Performing at the Rose Parade!

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

I have learned so much, it’s hard to know where to start. Our director pushes us to do our best, no matter where we place, learning is the most important. I have also learned a tremendous amount from being on our leadership team.

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

I enjoyed being able to make so many great friendships throughout the seasons. I really love being able to perform in front of so many people. The feeling I get when performing is indescribable.

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

I am also a member of my high school’s Symphonic Chorale. I have been in choir all four years of high school. I am in the early childhood education career tech program and get to work with children at the day care I work at.

What are your post-graduation plans?

I plan on going to college to major in elementary education.

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

Each year our high school marching band travels to BOA Super Regionals to perform. This led me to learn and apply for the BOA Honor Band.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I am very independent and like to get things done myself.

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: Black Eyed Peas

Movie: Me Before You

TV Show: Gilmore Girls

Book: Divergent

Board Game: Uno Flip

Dessert: Cookie N’ Cream Ice Cream

Place to visit: Beach

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