Congratulations to the Class AA, 260-member Fraser High School “Rambler” marching band on its First Division rating in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association District 16 Marching Band Festival on October 10, held at Warren Mott High School.
This is the eighteenth straight year that the Fraser marching band has participated in the festival and earned a First Division rating. It is a weeklong event across the state, with a total of 38 bands participating from District 16, which includes bands from all of Macomb and St. Clair counties, as well as parts of Oakland County. This adds up to over 4,300 student musicians taking the field in competition.
For the thirtheenth year in a row, the Ramblers are the largest marching band in District 16.
Three judges adjudicate the bands in the categories of music, marching and general effect showmanship. Ratings range from First Division, which is a superior rating equivalent to an “A” grade, to a Fifth Division. Our Ramblers earned straight First Division ratings with all A’s and one B+.