The one-hundred and eighth 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: Drew Tyrrell

Hometown: Lake Orion, MI

School Name: Lake Orion High School

Section: Mellophone

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
I thought it would be a tremendous way to extend both my social and musical boundaries, as I get the opportunity to play with some of the best high school musicians in the country.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am incredibly excited to experience the camaraderie with my section.

What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in band?
I have learned that determining who you are, not just as a musician, but as a person, is a journey that you will partake in for your entire life, and there is no better group of people to help you along than your section.

Most memorable moment in band?
Watching the Clarkston show from 2015 and witnessing the best cover down I’ve ever seen.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I am the captain of our ski team, member of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society, and Choir.

What’s your favorite book?
Either Catcher in the Rye or To Kill a Mockingbird.

What’s your favorite song or piece of music?
Definitely Angels in the Architecture and all of the music from West Side Story.

Favorite movie?
Lord of the Rings

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookies and Cream

What’s your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I plan to attend Michigan Technological University for Mechanical Engineering.

Have you participated in MFA/BOA events before? Which ones?
My band has participated in Grand Nationals as well as BOA Regional competitions.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
Two summers ago, I went down to Guatemala for a mission trip.