Lia Kopp Made History: All-American Marching Band
"At fifth grade everyone has to learn an instrument at my school, so I picked flute because no one else was playing it," Kopp said.
"I figured we would give it a year and by the end of that that year she had done her first solo in front of a packed auditorium and it just went up from there," her mother Monica Kopp said.
In middle school, she joined the marching band. Once Brent Rose took over as director, as a junior she stole the show.
"An outstandingly talented student, exceptionally good at what she does playing flute and piccolo. Her aptitude for marching and playing at the same time is extremely high," Rose said.
Then Lia put forth the big audition for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. In the middle of the summer, Mr. Rose called her with the news.
"He's was like, 'what are you doing in January?' I was like I don't know. He's like, 'Well do you want to go to San Antonio?" Kopp said.