The one-hundred and fourteenth 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: Ji Ho Kwak

Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA

School Name: Diamond Bar High School

Section: Tenor Saxophone

What made you decide to apply to be a part of the band?
My older sister was in BOA 2012 so my little brother, Se Ho Kwak and I wanted it to be a Kwak Tradition. Also, I enjoy playing music and being part of the band.

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
Meeting new friends and learning new things.

What are three things you’ve learned from being involved in band?
1. Leadership skills.
2. The result will depend on the amount of effort you have put in.
3. Band is great!

Most memorable moment in band?
Winning Arcadia Parade three times in a row.

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
Make-a-Wish (Vice President), and Track and Field.

What’s your favorite song or piece of music?
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth

Favorite movie?
Ode to My Father

Favorite ice cream flavor?

What’s your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
Go to college and then join the military.

Tell us something interesting/unique about you:
I like to bike and make videos.