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: Blake Pyko

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

I thought it would be a great experience

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

Parade and festivities

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

How to March
How to be a leader
How to be more confident in what I know

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

2019 Bands of America Grand Nats competition and seeing what a 3-year school could do. Came in 34th which was unbelievable!

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

Marching and concert band
Indoor percussion ensemble
Auditioning for the Cadets Drum Corps on Euphonium
Basketball travel team

What are your post-graduation plans?

Go to college to pursue music and performance education

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

BOA Orlando Regional 2019 & 2021
BOA Grand Nats 2019

Tell us something unique about yourself.

Very tall (6’5”) which helps me to reach all of my trombone positions easier.

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Candles by Juice World

Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: Juice World

Movie: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation

TV Show: The 100

Book: Ready Player One

Board Game: Life

Dessert: Cookie skillets with ice cream

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