By Sharon Aron Baron
A Tamarac resident was selected from hundreds of applicants nationwide to perform in the 2022 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA.
Aliya Zarrouk, 17, a junior at American Heritage School, has been selected by Music for All to perform with the BOA Honor Band, a 300-piece national ensemble with winds, percussion, and a flag and dance team.
A flute player, Zarrouk will spend a week in Southern California. She will have rehearsals, performances at the Tournament of Roses Bandfest and Disneyland, special activities, and a featured appearance in the famous parade broadcast worldwide.
“To be selected for this opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students and a testimony to their excellence and achievements,” said director Richard Saucedo.
Zarrouk is a 14-year resident of Tamarac who resides with her mother, Gia Pino, in the Wedgewood community. Under band director Kimberly Imerbsin, she was the only student at American Heritage School who was selected.
The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses Parade, is an annual parade to mark the start of the Rose Bowl Game. The 2022 parade begins at 8 a.m. on New Year’s Day and is themed “DREAM. BELIEVE. ACHIEVE.”
Televised worldwide, the 5.5-mile parade features magnificent floral floats, spirited marching bands, and talented equestrian units in the traditional, two-hour spectacle along Pasadena’s famed Colorado Boulevard.
This appearance will mark the fifth time Music for All’s Bands of America Honor Band has performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade.
The 2022 Honor Band members are ambassadors of America’s scholastic music and arts programs, as well as their schools and communities.
Saucedo said, “Congratulations to Aliya on this fantastic accomplishment and recognition.”
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- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2011 to provide News for the residents of Tamarac and is the #1 News Source for Residents.
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