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Music for All seeks high school band members from select states to perform in the Bands of America Honor Band

Band to perform in the Rose Parade on January 1, 2013

In 2009 the Bands of America Honor Band delivered a crowd-pleasing performance at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. INDIANAPOLIS (July 26, 2012) — Music for All is seeking outstanding performers from several states for its Bands of America Honor Band, which will perform in the 124th annual Tournament of Roses Parade, January 1, 2013 in Pasadena, California. The Bands of America (BOA) Honor Band is a 300-member national marching band, with student members selected from across the country.

"We envision a national ensemble featuring high school band members from all 50 of the United States of America, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico," says Eric L. Martin, President and CEO of Music for All. "We are very close to this goal, and are still seeking applications from these states: Alaska, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming, plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico."

Music For All logo Music for All is accepting applications from all states on all instruments except piccolo, alto and baritone saxophone (those sections are full). Applicants should complete the application form as soon as possible and prepare their recorded audition according to the application packet. Learn more and download the application and audition information at

Bands of America is a program of Music for All. Music for All's efforts are supported through sponsorships, including current partnerships with National Presenting Sponsor, Yamaha Corporation of America; Official Uniform Sponsor, Fred J. Miller, Inc.; Official Performance Equipment Sponsor, Wenger Corporation; Official Student Travel Partner, Music Travel Consultants; Corporate Sponsor Remo, Inc.; Strategic Advocacy Partner, NAMM; Associate Sponsors, Vic Firth, Company, SmartMusic, DANSR, Delivra and The Woodwind & Brasswind.

2008/2009 Bands of America Honor Band members warmed up before performing in the Tournament of Roses Bandfest. Related content: covered the Bands of America Honor Band during its previous appearance at the Tournament of Roses in 2009. View more than 50 images of the band in three galleries:

• 2009 Bands of America Honor Band Photos - Tournament of Roses Bandfest

• 2009 Bands of America Honor Band Photos - The Rose Parade

• 2009 Bands of America Honor Band Photos - Rose Parade Float Decorating and Judging

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