Coordinator for Music For All
Spencer Brown, a Junior at Forbush High School, has been selected by Music for All to be a member of the Bands of America Honor Band in the 2013 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Spencer was selected from among hundreds of applicants across the nation for membership in this prestigious national honor band. Spencer Brown is the son of John and Debbie Brown of Yadkinville. His band director is Matthew Parunak.
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, one of the nation’s largest and most influential organizations in support of active music making.
Spencer Brown, a tuba player, will spend a week in southern California, where he 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, 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.”