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