Area students selected to perform with Bands of America Honor Band in the 2013 Rose Parade®

Many girls from the Sugar Land area have been selected by Music for All to be a member of the Bands of America (BOA) Honor Band in the 2013 Tournament of Roses® Parade. They were selected from among hundreds of applicants across the nation for membership in this prestigious national honor band.

The girls are Marcela Acosta – University of Houston, Richmond, TX (Dancer), Caimbry Boyle – University of Houston, Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Alyssa Caro – Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Annaliese Chitty – Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Bailea Coffel – Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Kristyn Conrad – Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Adam Davis – William B. Travis H.S., Richmond, TX (Mellophone), Delaney Dupree – Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Courtney Durgens – Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Madison Fuqua – Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Isabelle Hwang – Clements H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Kristen Johnson – Ft. Bend Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Meghan Johnson – Ft. Bend Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Jacqueline Juengst – Stephen F. Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Carolyn Levert – Texas A&M University, Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Mercedes Mackay – Fort Bend Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer), Logan Nagai – William B. Travis H.S., Richmond, TX (Mellophone), and Dayna Palmer – Austin H.S., Sugar Land, TX (Dancer).

The BOA Honor Band is a 325 piece national ensemble with winds, percussion and a flag and dance team. Bob Buckner, who recently retired as director of the Western Carolina University “Pride of the Mountains” Marching Band, will direct the 2013 BOA Honor Band. Bands of America is a program of Music for All (MFA), one of the nation’s largest and most influential organizations in support of active music making.  Mrs. Elizabeth Heathcock, the previous director of the Austin Angels, will be assisting with the dance team.

These young adults will spend a week in southern California, where they will have rehearsals, performances at the Tournament of Roses Bandfest and Disneyland, special activities and a featured appearance in the world-famous parade. The 124th Rose Parade® presented by Honda themed “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” will take place on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. (PST). The 5.5-mile parade (which is often referred to as the “Rose Bowl Parade”) will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA (Tribune), NBC, RFD-TV and Univision.

“To be selected for this unique opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for these students and a testimony to their excellence and achievements,” says Eric Martin, Music for All President and CEO. “Each student is one of only 325 members chosen to be part of the Bands of America Honor Band, and their participation deserves the admiration and support of everyone in their community. The Rose Parade® is one of our country’s national pageantry treasures, and the 2013 Honor Band members will be ambassadors of America’s bands, and of their states and communities.”  The students that are attending from FBISD will surely represent the district well.

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