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TOR Honor Band Member Spotlight (119)

The twenty-first installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

BrianaL

Name: Briana Lackey

Hometown: Knoxville, TN

School Name: The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

Section: Color Guard

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
I attended the Music for All Summer Symposium two summers ago and it was announced in one of our sessions. I immediately text my mom and told her we were going! I have been seeking out opportunities to be involved in color guard since I started my freshman year of High School. Camps, Clinics, DCI, WGI, really anything and everything related to the sport, so this was just one more chance to learn from an amazing staff and surround myself with people that love it as much as I do!

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I think the WHOLE trip is going to be exciting! I'm excited to be able to march in the parade- it's a once in a lifetime opportunity for sure! I'm excited to be around other students and staff that represent the best in the country. I'm excited to be with two of my friends from high school and one of the students I've been teaching this fall. And of course I'm excited for DISNEYLAND!

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
Being involved in band has taught me so many life lessons, too many to count really. If I had to pick three, I would say it's taught me patience, respect, and leadership.

Most memorable moment in band?
Any time we perform is a memorable moment. I love performing! My most memorable performance was at a competition my junior year where our band swept all categories and won the whole competition. It was my best performance all season and walking off the field I knew that it was our band's best performance as well.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
In high school I was involved in Winterguard, Student Government, National Honor Society, Freshman and New Student Organization as well as two or three clubs. In college I'm a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Student Government-Freshman Senate, Think Achieve, and the Campus Activities Board.

What's your favorite book?
I don't have a favorite, I have many!

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
Brave by Sara Bareilles, great lyrics! Listen to it!

Favorite movie?
Pride and Prejudice

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookie Dough

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I have already graduated high school and I'm currently enrolled in college. I am studying exercise science and plan to go on and become a physical therapist. I am currently teaching color guard at a local high school and I love it! I want to continue and some day have my own program.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I love to travel! I've been to 6 countries and 33 states. I want to visit all 50 states by the time I'm 25!

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The twentieth installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

AdamK

Name: Adam Katz

Hometown: Santa Monica, CA

School Name: Santa Monica High School

Section: Bass Clarinet

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
Ever since I have joined marching band I have wanted to march in the Rose Parade. This band is the perfect way to check the Rose Parade from my band bucket list.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
Marching the 5.5 miles down Colorado Blvd.

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
I have learned many things during my involvement in band. Discipline is the most important thing I learned. In order to successfully teach an entire band, you need focus and discipline from every member. I also learned about the power of a united group. When every member of a group is focused on the same goal, the outcome is enormous. The most important lesson band can teach anybody is to drink plenty of WATER.

Most memorable moment in band?
My most memorable moment was taking the podium to conduct my bands closer, Nessun Dorma, for the departing senior class. Nessun Dorma is a beautiful piece of music that was the perfect send off for the seniors.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I am also involved in the Symphony Orchestra and the Pit Orchestra at Santa Monica High School.

What's your favorite book?
The Stand by Stephen King

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner

Favorite movie?
Jurassic Park

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Half Baked

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I would like to attend a college with a marching band and receive a masters in aerospace engineering, and find a job in that industry.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I enjoy scuba diving!

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The nineteenth installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

KenseyD

Name: Kensey Dahlquist

Hometown: Kennesaw, GA

School Name: Kennesaw Mountain High School

Section: Drum Major

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
I was at the Drum Major Institute at the Music for All Summer Symposium in 2015 when they made the announcement that there would be a chance to march in the Rose Parade with students from across the nation. I was immediately drawn in by the opportunity to march with and learn from the best high school musicians and staff from across the nation, all the way in California.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
Getting to perform at Bandfest! In 2005, I watched my cousin perform with the Tournament of Roses Honor Band at that same event, so getting to relive that experience through his shoes is really exciting.

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
Character, commitment, and how to be part of something larger than myself. Band has helped me discover who I am as not only a musician, but as a person and as a leader. It requires hours of effort and focus; a type of challenge you can't find anywhere else. But most of all, band teaches you to look beyond the "I" mentality. Only in band can you get that feeling when you step off the field after a performance. In that moment you know that, together, you created something amazing.

Most memorable moment in band?
I was standing in front of my band when I received the call from Eric Martin congratulating me on being selected as a Drum Major for the Tournament of Roses Honor Band. I will never forget the cheers that erupted from the people I consider my second family-their love and support meant the world to me.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I am a member of my school's academic bowl team, Beta Club, Pit Orchestra, and I am President for our Tri-M Honor Society. I am also a Venture Scout- a co-ed group of high school students involved in Boy Scouts of America.

What's your favorite book?
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin

Favorite movie?
As much as I hate to admit it, I love the cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies.

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Neapolitan (why choose one when you can have three!)

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I plan on attending either the University of Michigan or Purdue University for a degree in Civil Engineering.

Have you participated in MFA/BOA events before? Which ones?
I am a three-year veteran of the Music For All Summer Symposium Drum Major Institute, and have attended numerous BOA Regionals, Super Regionals, and in 2014, Grand Nationals.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
When I'm not in the band room, you can usually find me scaling walls at the nearest indoor climbing gym!

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The eighteenth installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

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Name: Alan Turnbull

Hometown: Grayslake, IL

School Name: Grayslake Central High School

Section: Trombone

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
I attended the Music for All Summer Symposium at Ball State University in the Marching Track. I saw the uniforms during the opening session, and I knew I had to be a part of the band.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
The parade itself. I have watched the parade on TV since I was little, so being a part of one of my favorite holiday traditions is an honor. I cannot wait to be marching in such a prestigious parade.

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
1. Not everyone is on the same skill level. You have to learn to grow as a band, while not leaving any members behind.
2. Every person matters. There is always something for a person to contribute, whether they play first or last part.
3. Brass are superior to woodwinds.

Most memorable moment in band?
Marching with Carolina Crown at the Summer Symposium. I'm a HUGE DCI fan, and marching alongside such a high ranking World Class corps was a dream come true. It was amazing to see how much work can get done when everyone works as a unit.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I am involved in the theatre company at my school and have had the honor of being appointed construction and electrics crew head, as well as assuming the role of Audrey II in my favorite show, Little Shop of Horrors. Go see it if you haven't. I am currently very involved in AP Physics C homework as well.

What's your favorite book?
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown or Jurassic Park by Michael Creighton.

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
Anything Broadway, but my favorite song is "They Live in You" from Disney's The Lion King. Classic Rock is also a personal favorite. My favorite band song has to be "A Christmas Festival" by Leroy Anderson.

Favorite movie?
Robin Hood, Men in Tights

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookie Dough

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
Attend the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and study either Physics or Computer Science. I intend to join the marching band as well.

Have you participated in MFA/BOA events before? Which ones?
The Music for All Summer Symposium. Everyone is nice and is there for the same reason- a love of music and a want to improve their skills. I HIGHLY recommend it to any and all underclassmen. No matter your track, the final performances are always a blast (Especially the Drum Corps International show on Friday- go Cavies and Crown).

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I am an Eagle Scout, and one of three or four in the entire parade band.

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The seventeenth installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

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Name: Elizabeth Ranatza

Hometown: Harrisburg, NC

School Name: Hickory Ridge High School

Section: Colorguard

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
In 2015 I went to Summer Symposium at Ball State University, and my best friend and I went to the interest meeting led by Susie Harloff. After the meeting we decided it sounded like a lot of fun. We both sent in video auditions and made it!

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I'm very excited about Disney!! I go to Disney World ever year with my family, but I have never been to Disneyland and I am excited to spend the day there!

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
1. Sucess takes lots and lots of practice. 
2. There is ALWAYS room for improvement. 
3. Take pride in everything you do.

Most memorable moment in band?
My marching band recently traveled to London to perform in the 2016 London New Years Day Parade. It was an amazing once in a lifetime experience, and something I will treasure forever.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I am Secretary of the National Honors Society, I play the Bb clarinet and bass clarinet, march independent winterguard, and I am in Key Club, Model UN, and Beta Club.

What's your favorite book?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
I really like film scores and some of my favorites are the soundtracks from Jane Eyre, Up, Star Trek into Darkness, Super 8, and Harry Potter.

Favorite movie?
Up

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookies and Cream

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I want to attend a four-year college (hopefully UNC or Clemson), for a degree in Biological Sciences and then enroll in Dental School.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I have bee in a Girl Scout for 12 years, and I recently received my Gold Award.

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The sixteenth installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

ChanceP

Name: Chance Padin

Hometown: Alexandria, KY

School Name: Campbell County High School

Section: Clarinet

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
I had originally learned about the band from a schoolmate. As I read about the trip, I was amazed by what it consisted of; it was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. I wanted to meet other people my age that share the passion of music with me, and I realized that applying to the band would forever change my outlook and perception of music.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am most excited about marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade. The parade is one of the biggest and oldest in the world, and is broadcasted across the country and internationally. To be on the world stage is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most people, and this parade will showcase our hard work, passion, and dedication to music.

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
First, I've learned that success is only achieved when everyone makes a concerted effort. Marching bands aren't made up of one person, and they are not judged by the best individual's skills. When everyone unites to achieve a common goal, special things can happen. We had seen this with our own band, when we worked to the clock at each rehearsal and eventually performed at Grand Nationals. Second, band has taught me valuable leadership skills. I am one of several section leaders in our band, and I have learned many things about leading a group. For example, when everyone is not motivated, it is vital to cheerfully motivate everyone, without appearing condescending or angry. Utilizing this technique during band, we are able to accomplish much more and feel much more unified, as opposed to having harsh and negative leaders. Lastly, band has taught me that practice is everything. It is seldom that people are naturally talented at something; the majority must work to improve. I have learned that it is not always easy to keep going; there will always be a hinderance that tries to preclude us from improving. These hinderances are ubiquitous, and can range from a musical passage to an outside force that causes us to procrastinate or even cease improvement. Our rigorous band schedules have taught me to keep going despite these obstacles. They will always be there, but practice is necessary to nullify these obstacles to keep us ever improving. Of course, this idea can be applied to any activity. No matter the activity, practice is everything.

Most memorable moment in band?
Performing at Grand Nationals in Indianapolis gave a new and advanced perspective of marching band. Performing our months of rehearsal, hardships, and unity in front of over 20,000 people dedicated to the same art, engendered a new perspective as to what it means to be in marching band. Our performance made me realize how many people are dedicated to the same art, and the audience we performed in front of is merely a tip of the iceberg of the entire marching band community. In all, I will never forget the packed rows of seats that were there to watch our performance, among many other distinguished bands and musicians.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I am a member of the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, and French Club. In National Honor Society, we volunteer around our community to help those who need it. Through the National Honor Society, I have assisted with donating to the homeless and needy, helping with family nights at our local elementary schools, and volunteering at a car show to raise funds for graduation. In the French National Honor Society, we discuss in depth topics about French culture and society. We build a deeper understanding of other perspectives in our world society by these discussions. In French Club, we learn about the French language and French-speaking regions of the world, from Louisiana to Madagascar to Vanuatu.

What's your favorite book?
My favorite book is 1984 by George Orwell because of the profound effects of an ignorant society and a government that permeates all aspects of daily life. 

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
My favorite song is the Bluecoats' 2016 program "Down Side Up." This show was particularly unique, as it did not rely on a concrete idea to create its music. It relied on unorthodox features like breaking the 4th wall (particularly the wink). "Down Side Up" painted its picture on individuality, which is not common in the marching arts. The music was contemporary in its style, featuring many soloists, duets, solis, and the vastly different uniforms further added to the idea of individuality. Because of this unique and fantastically performed program, "Down Side Up" is not only my favorite Drum Corps show, but my favorite song.

Favorite movie?
Goldfinger

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Black Raspberry Chip

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
After high school, I intend to go to college. I will apply to the University of Southern California, the University of Kentucky, among others. After this, I would like to become a pilot for Delta Airlines, as both of my parents are employees for Delta. It would allow me to travel the world after high school, progressing to much further trips the longer I am a pilot.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
In addition to music, I have a passion for traveling. My parents are employees for Delta Airlines, and some cities that I have been to include Paris, London, Barcelona, Rome, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brussels, Tokyo, and dozens of others across the world. My favorite city is Paris, France; I have been there numerous times for as long as I can remember, and it is why I am involved in French in my school. I have seen innumerable landmarks, temples, and historical relics, such as the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, the Eiffel Tower and Paris Catacombs, fragments of the Berlin Wall, and the Colosseum. Seeing these has opened my mind to other parts of the world and their history, culture, and society.

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The fifteenth installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

AustinW

Name: Austin Warnock
Hometown: Edmond, OK
School Name: Edmond Memorial High School
Section: Mellophone

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
I decided to apply to this band because it looked like an amazing experience. I wanted to prove to my band director, my parents, and myself that I could take initiative and challenge myself to succeed. Every part of this trip, from the audition to the financial obligation was achieved through my own hard work.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am excited to perform for so many spectators at Disneyland and the Rose Parade. I am looking forward to meeting other kids from all over the United States, who have the same love for music as I do.

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
1. Being a section leader has taught me patience. Some days I wanted to pull my hair out! The occasional struggle was a great opportunity to learn how to work as a team. 
2. Marching band is hard work and does not always lead to a first place win. Hey, trophies collect dust, but the experience will last a lifetime!
3. Motivation comes from within. To really enjoy and be successful at something, I believe that motivation has to come from within, not from outside expectations.

Most memorable moment in band?
I earned third chair in the Wind Ensemble my Freshman year of high school. It was unusual for a Freshman to be accepted into this ensemble. Not only was this a great honor, it also gave me the opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall when I was only 14-years-old! We were doing a sound check right before the concert, when I realized I had left my music in the hotel. My mom slipped in the back door entrance to bring it to me. I don't plan to make this mistake again, I hope being a little older has made me more responsible!

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I am a member of the Edmond Memorial Chapter of the National Honor Society. In March 2016, I became an Eagle Scout through Troop 78 in Edmond, Oklahoma. I volunteer a lot of hours to Eagle Scout and community work projects.

What's your favorite book?
To Kill a Mockingbird. I like its theme of understanding others and looking at things with a new perspective.

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
My favorite piece I have ever performed is Ghost Train by Eric Whitacre. It is 20 minutes long, but it has some of the best French Horn parts known to bandkind!

Favorite movie?
Star Wars: A New Hope

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Call me square...Vanilla is my favorite.

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I am a concurrent enrollment student at the University of Oklahoma. I plan to double major in Computer Engineering and Music Arts. I also plan to be in the University Marching Band, The Pride of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner!

Have you participated in MFA/BOA events before? Which ones?
My high school band has performed at Grand Nationals in 2014 and the St. Louis Super Regional in 2015. In 2014, our show Gravity, featured pieces from Disney's Reflections of Earth and Wicked's Defying Gravity. In 2015 our show The Shining featured excerpts from Grainger's Children's March and Berlioz's Symphony Fantastique.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
The hardest thing I have done is hike 52.6 miles through the Ouachita National Forest in the pouring rain with overgrown vegetation, while covered in bug bites. I was so proud of myself for staying with the journey and very thankful for a shower, comfortable bed, and air conditioning when I got home.

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The fourteenth installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

KailynneS

Name: Kailynne Smith

Hometown: Westfield, IN

School Name: Westfield High School

Section: Bass Clarinet

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
The experience that I have had with Music for All over the summer and the opportunity to meet more people who love music!

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
Definitely marching in the parade. Back home we don't do many parades, and I have never been to California!

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
I learned about leadership, and how to be a leader and set the best example, how to work with different personalities and to help them out, and I learned how to be a good person in my society!

Most memorable moment in band?
In my band, the most memorable moment was marching at Semi-State with my older brother at his last high school marching band competition. However, my favorite part of band outside of school was saluting the Drum Major Institute veterans, and watching their faces and seeing how much they cared about music and everyone in that room!

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
Outside of band I play volleyball, but not on the school team. I'm in ukulele club, steel pan class, AP Music Theory, and clarinet choir and bass clarinet trio as extra groups.

What's your favorite book?
My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird.

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
Adagio for Strings because every time I hear it, I always find something else in it that I love.

Favorite movie?
The Goonies

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookies and Cream

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I plan to attend Ball State University and major in Music Education. I want to be a high school band director for marching and concert band. Maybe one day be a college band director.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I have been in marching band since 7th grade. In 7th grade I was a prop helper. In 8th I was a tree that moved around the field. As a freshman and sophomore, I marched bass clarinet. As a junior I was drum major. Also, I'm the only one from my school to ever be in the Rose Parade!

The thirteenth installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

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Name: Allison Zimmerman

Hometown: West Chester, OH

School Name: Lakota East High School

Section: Clarinet

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
Being a member of this band is a once in a lifetime experience, who wouldn't jump at the opportunity? Plus, the uniforms are super cool.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I'm excited to meet all the people!

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
Leadership, Kindness, and no fear of failure

Most memorable moment in band?
The first time I ever stood inside of a brass circle. Being completely surrounded by powerful music is a surreal experience.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
Gymnastics, National Honor Society, and AP Classes

What's your favorite book?
Chase the Lion

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
Festive Overture - Shostakovich

Favorite movie?
The Lion King

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I plan to major in music education. I want to be in a DCI group, and maybe even direct one someday.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I play the clarinet in Rhythm X Winds

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The twelfth installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!

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Name: Helder Perez-Viera

Hometown: South Chicago Heights

School Name: Marian Catholic High School

Section: Tuba

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
As I was walking through the tunnel at Grand Nationals last year, I saw on the big screen that they were announcing the honor band. I knew this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I decided to take a chance and audition.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I'm most excited about traveling to California and going to Disneyland. This will be my first time leaving the midwest and going to a Disney park.

What are three things you've learned from being involved in band?
Over my short year and a half at Marian and being involved with the band, I've learned leadership, fellowship, and personal responsibility in daily effort.

Most memorable moment in band?
My most memorable moment in band happened this year. After we finished our finals run at Grand Nationals, I was left without words. All the hard work payed off in the end.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I'm on the men's varisty soccer team and I am also on the tennis team.

What's your favorite book?
I enjoy Greek mythology.

What's your favorite song or piece of music?
Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance by Samuel Barber

Favorite movie?
X-Men: Apocalypse

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Chocolate

What's your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
My current plan for after high school as of right now, is to double major in music and biology. That is what I have planned now, but it could possibly change in the remainder of my high school career.

Have you participated in MFA/BOA events before? Which ones?
I've participated in the 2015 and 2016 Indianapolis Super Regional, as well as the Grand National events.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I actually started on trumpet when I was in middle school and learned tuba in 7th grade. I would constantly be switching back and forth between pieces. Once I got to high school I finally made the permanent switch to tuba. I also learned how to play trombone so I could play in jazz band.

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