Mt. Vernon High School Senior, Dana Sutherlin has received the prestigious honor of being selected to perform as a dancer in the Rose Bowl Parade as part of the 2017 America Honor Band. The Music for All organization had hundreds of applicants across the nation for membership in the America Honor Band. The Bands of America Honor Band is a 300 piece national ensemble with winds, percussion, as well as a flag and dance team.
Sutherlin will spend a week in southern California where she will have rehearsals, performances at the Tournament of Roses Bandfest and Disneyland, special activities and a featured appearance in the world-famous parade. The 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed "Echoes of Success" is scheduled for Monday, January 2, 2017 at 8 a.m. pacific-standard time on ABC.
"To be selected for this opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students and a testimony to their excellence and achievements," says Eric Martin, Music for All President and CEO. "Dana's participation deserves the admiration and support of everyone in her community. The Rose Parade is one of our country's national pageantry treasurers, adn the 2017 Honor Band members will be ambassadors of America's bands, of their states and communities."
This will mark the fourth time Music for All's Bands of America Honor Band has performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade. MVCSC congratulates Dana for her hard work, dedication and achievements.