Photo courtesy of Music for All.
Hoover High School junior Daniel Johnson will be marching in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade as part of the Bands of America Honor Band.
Daniel Johnson, a junior at Hoover High School, was selected by Music for All to be a member of the Bands of America Honor Band in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade.
“To be selected for this opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students and a testimony to their excellence and achievements,” said Eric Martin, Music for All president and CEO. “Daniel will be one of only 300 members chosen to be part of the Bands of America Honor Band, and his participation deserves the admiration and support of everyone in their community.”
The BOA Honor Band is a 300-piece national ensemble with winds, percussion and a flag and dance team, and Johnson was selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants from across the nation. Bob Buckner, who recently retired as director of the Western Carolina University “Pride of the Mountains” Marching Band, will direct the 2017 BOA Honor Band.
Johnson plays trumpet and will spend a week in southern California, where he will have rehearsals, performances at the Tournament of Roses Bandfest and Disneyland, and a featured appearance in the world-famous parade. The 128th Rose Parade will take place on Jan. 2, 2017, at 10 a.m. The 5.5-mile parade will be broadcast on ABC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, KTLA, NBC, RFD-TV and Univision.
– Submitted by Music for All.