The Bands of America Honor Band is a 320-piece national ensemble with winds, percussion, and a flag and dance team, invited to march in the famed 2022 Rose Parade®.
Richard Saucedo, composer, conductor, and retired director of the national champion Carmel H.S. (IN) marching band, directs the 2022 Bands of America Honor Band and composed an original piece as one of the band’s parade musical selections.
The members of the 2022 Honor Band represent 213 schools from 39 of the United States and will gather together for the first time on December 27 to spend a week in Southern California for rehearsals, performances at the Tournament of Roses Bandfest and Disneyland, special activities, and a featured appearance in the Rose Parade® on New Year’s Day and for broadcast worldwide.
2022 Honor Band members include students of United Sound, a peer mentoring program for students with special needs. Using United Sound’s teacher training, student mentor training, and specialized curriculum resources, student mentors become teachers for New Musicians (students with special needs) at their schools. New Musicians in the BOA Honor Band will perform in the parade along with their student Peer Mentors.
Watch Live on January 1, 2022, starting at 8 a.m. Pacific Time. Check your local listings on how and where to watch.
Application information, eligibility, instrumentation, audition materials, and deadlines!
See who is in the 2022 band, package benefits, costs, highlights, and more!
Meet the members of the 2022 Honor Band in the Rose Parade Faculty.
Once you have been accepted into the band, download all of the necessary forms and packets.
An experience package for individuals, families, and friends
I learned more than I ever thought possible! I worked with the most amazing staff of adults ever put in front of me. I have formed friendships I know I will cherish for a lifetime.
It was the most amazing musical experience I have ever had, to work with such amazing musicians, teachers, and people. It has completely changed my outlook on music and on life. Thank you so much for providing such an amazing, exhilarating and life-changing opportunity.
BOA is a phenomenal program, from the competitions, to the two summer camps my son has been to at Illinois State, to the Rose Parade. It is a great learning experience and has aided him greatly in his music, his marching and his leadership.