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: Emma Margason

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

I heard about it at BOA San Antonio 2019 and thought it would be so fun to be in a parade and go to Disneyland!

What part of the trip are you most excited about?


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

Being in my high school’s marching band has taught me how to manage my time wisely, made me realize how many people are here to help me, and has shaped me into a better leader.

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

This year, my marching band advanced to the UIL 6A State Competition after 6 rotations of being the alternate! It was the best feeling and so rewarding.

What activities and clubs are you involved in?

Band, Yearbook, American Sign Language, and the Texas Association of Future Educators

What are your post-graduation plans?
I plan on studying Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Missouri State University.

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I have a YouTube channel where I make fun videos and random vlogs to document fun memories!

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: Blue Shades

Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: My all-time favorite artist has to be Lauren Daigle. Her New Orleans jazz vibe is superior

Movie: Mary Poppins!

TV Show: Gilmore Girls

Book: Anything by Robin Jones Gunn

Board Game: The card game “Red Flags”

Dessert: Brownies

Place to visit: Disneyland

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

Dessert: Ice Cream

Entertainment: Reading books

Social Media: Tiktok