The fifty-first 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: Emily Larmore

Hometown: Greenwood, IN

School Name: University of Indianapolis

Section: Clarinet

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
I wanted to apply because I had been a part of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2014 and absolutely loved it. I thought California would be amazing to see and it would be another opportunity to become a better musician. Also, I love meeting other band people!

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I am really looking forward to meeting all of the amazing musicians/individuals that I have gotten to know over these past few months.

Most memorable moment in band?
My most memorable moment in band was at the of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The entire band hooped and hollered in joy because we had just shown the world on national television what we could do.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I am involved in the UIndy National and Local chapter of NAFME, Pride Club, Indy Pride Band, and Pep Band.

What’s your favorite book?
My favorite book is the Perks of Being a Wallflower.

What’s your favorite song or piece of music?
My favorite song is Closer by the Chainsmokers ft. Halsey.

Favorite movie?
Harry Potter Movies

Favorite ice cream flavor?
Peanut Butter

What’s your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I have already graduated and I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s, maybe a Masters degree in Music Education at the University of Indianapolis.

Have you participated in MFA/BOA events before? Which ones?
I have been involved in the Future Music Education Conference at Lucas Oil, attending the IMEA Honor Band for all four years in high school, performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in 2014, and was a member of the Center Grove High School Marching Band.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
Something interesting about me is that when I was 10 months old, I was adopted from Romania.