Marching Band Wraps Winning Season with Silver Medal
The Ferndale HS Golden Eagle Marching Band had a very successful conclusion to their 2023 competitive season at Ford Field this past Saturday afternoon, winning the Silver Medal in the Michigan Competing Bands Association (MCBA) State Championship contest, with a score of 82.35.
This success followed their win at MCBA Prelims the previous week at Okemos HS, and 3 successful invitational performances where they consistently won first place and all caption awards. They also performed at every FHS home football game, supporting the team and the community, and in the Ferndale Homecoming Parade.
Their training began in early May, with rehearsals throughout the summer and their annual trip to Band Camp at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in August. The band is comprised of 90 members grades 8-12, and includes 42 first-time members and 17 seniors.
Their program was entitled ||: and again :|| and featured music by Coldplay, Beethoven, Dr. Dre, The Weeknd, Lizzo, Pachelbel, and Daft Punk.