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November 5, 2016
Ferndale High School Golden Eagle Marching Band Wins State Championship!

Congratulations to the FHS Golden Eagle Marching who won their second straight state championship at the The Michigan Competing Band Association Championships this past Saturday at Ford Field in Detroit.

This title bolsters the already overflowing trophy case for the Golden Eagles, as it was the 9th State Championship for the storied program. In addition to taking first place in Flight IV the Golden Eagles also took home all three caption awards; Outstanding Music Performance, Outstanding Visual Performance, and Outstanding General Effect.

“While it is wonderful for the band to have earned their 9th State Championship in the last 13 years, I am particularly proud of this year’s band because over 1/3 of the entire band are first year marchers, and yet the group as a whole ‘showed up for work’ every rehearsal and got incrementally better each time. That’s hard for any group to do, even far more experienced bands,” said Marching Band Director Elon Jamison.

The competition was tough for the Golden Eagles, but they won Flight IV with a total score of 91.65, besting the second place Newaygo, who finished with a score of 89.875. 

A huge shout out to all of the parents and marching band boosters for their tireless work in support of the marching band.

A special thank you to the Golden Eagle Marching Band Facebook page for providing these outstanding images! Check out the page for more great images and video:

www.facebook.com/groups/2254205881

May 9, 2016
2 FHS Students selected for Michigan Youth Arts Festival Orchestra

Two Ferndale High School students were selected to perform in the the MYAF Orchestra this month: David Traines on viola and Alex Maccoll-Artrip on violin. Congratulations!