The seventy-ninth 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: Cassandra Kokal

Hometown: Monroeville, PA

School Name: Gateway Senior High School

Section: Flute

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
I really want to meet other people who share the love of music.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
Meeting other people from different states and touring California.

What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in band?
I have learned to always be prepared, be on time, and have fun.

Most memorable moment in band?
My most memorable moment in band was placing 5th in a Bands of America competition.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I am involved in Science Club, church activities, community service, Varsity Golf team, and Science Olympiad.

What’s your favorite book?
My favorite book is The Fault in Our Stars. 

What’s your favorite song or piece of music?
My favorite piece of music is Arabesque by Samuel Hazo

Favorite movie?

Favorite ice cream flavor?

What’s your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I am attending Washington and Jefferson in the fall to study Biology/Pre-Medicine and minor in Music.

Have you participated in MFA/BOA events before? Which ones?
Bands of America competitions throughout my five years of marching band.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I want to become a trauma surgeon when older.