The sixty-fifth 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: Sam Neely

Hometown: Irvine, CA

School Name: Woodbridge High School

Section: Color Guard

What part of the trip are you most excited about?
I’m most excited about meeting everyone on the 28th!

Besides band, what are you involved in at school?
I’m a board member for both the chess club and art club at my school.

What’s your favorite book?
My favorite books are Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Harriet the Spy.

Favorite ice cream flavor?

What’s your current plan for what you want to do after graduating high school?
I will attend a junior college for two years, then transfer to a four-year university. Once I transfer, I hope to study abroad for a year in London.

Have you participated in MFA/BOA events before? Which ones?
This is my first MFA/BOA event!