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: William Emde

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

I saw an ad on Instagram and I applied because I love band.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?

I’m the most excited about the opportunity to perform with other people who enjoy music.

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

I’ve learned Patience, Humility, and how to fit as many things as possible onto a bus seat.

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

I’ll always remember the bus rides back from games that were an hour away.

What are your post-graduation plans?

I plan to major in music composition

Tell us something unique about yourself.

I can smell north and I have two different color eyes

List your favorites!

Song or piece of music: I Don’t Love You Anymore

Band, Artist, Musical Group, etc.: JER

Movie: Lady Bird

TV Show: Community

Book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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

Dessert: Ice Cream

Entertainment: Reading books

Social Media: Instagram