Six students from LycÃ©e Sud de Lyon will parade in the annual Tournament of Roses parade on New Year’s Day 2022 in Pasadena, California.
The students auditioned for the prestigious honor and were selected by Music for All to be part of the Bands of America (BOA) Honor Group.
The students from South Lyon selected to participate are:
- Emily Berg, senior, sousaphone
- Layne Malek, senior, alto saxophone
- Kyle Schang, senior, tenor saxophone
- Nathan Schang, sophomore, trombone
- Marianna Riminelli, 2021 graduate, trumpet
- Maranda Willey, 2021 graduate, alto saxophone
The students were chosen from hundreds of applicants across the country to be part of the national ensemble of over 300 musicians which includes wind, percussion, and a flag and dance team. The 2022 Honor Group member class represents 213 schools in 39 states, according to Bands of America.
Eight students from other Michigan high schools and one student from Grand Rapids Community College were also selected for the 2022 Honor Group.
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Students will spend a week in Southern California before the parade rehearsing, performing at the Tournament of Roses Bandfest and Disneyland, and participating in special activities, according to a press release.
Richard Saucedo – retired composer, conductor and principal of the champion national marching band Carmel (Indiana) High School – is the principal of BOA.
âBeing selected for this opportunity is a unique experience for the students and a testament to their excellence and achievement,â Saucedo said in a press release. âThe Rose Parade is one of our country’s national pageantry treasures. Members of the 2022 Honor Group are ambassadors for America’s music and arts school programs, as well as their schools and communities. Kudos to Emily, Layne, Kyle, Nathan, Marianna and Maranda for this fantastic achievement and recognition. “
This is the fifth performance of the Bands of America Honor Band in the parade. Broadcast around the world, the 133rd parade with its âDream. Believe. Achieve. The theme begins at 11 am EST on Saturdays. Ohio State to face Utah in Rose Bowl game at 5 p.m.
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