The twenty-seventh installment of a new series on the blog that we will be posting throughout the month of December. As some of you are aware, Music for All will be taking an Honor Band to the 2017 Rose Parade. Our members were selected by audition for the ensemble and come from all across the United States. We are looking forward to coming together for the first time as a band at the end of December and we hope this series will allow us all to get to know some (hopefully most!) of the members of this awesome ensemble!


Name: Anthony Soria

Hometown: Thornton, IL

School Name: Marian Catholic High School

Section: Trumpet

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
My friend was already in it and encouraged me to audition as well. I also thought that this would be a lot fun to be apart of, a great opportunity to meet new people, and create unforgettable memories.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I’m most excited about going to In-N-Out burger because there are none where I’m from and I always hear how great their food is. I have always wanted to go there.

What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in band?
I have learned leadership, personal responsibilty, and to put others needs before my own. Band is more than just me playing my instrument. My band director has taught me many life lessons and traits that I will carry throughout the rest of my life.

Most memorable moment in band?
When I was apart of the tango in my bands marching band show.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I’m on the Snowball staff. Snowball is a retreat for teenagers that promotes living a drug-free life.

What’s your favorite book?
The Art of Racing in the Rain

What’s your favorite song or piece of music?
Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance

Favorite movie?
The Pink Panther

Favorite ice cream flavor?

What’s your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
To attend college and major in whatever I find is my passion.

Have you participated in MFA/BOA events before? Which ones?
I have attended Super Reigonals and Grand Nationals multiple times.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I’m a caddy at a golf course near my house.