DPS/All City Marching Band Alumni
Shadrick Bowens (Detroit School of Arts)
Kenisha Ingram (Cass Tech)
Kyron McGee (Martin Luther King)
Josh Pittman (Renaissance)
Fraser High School
James E. Rodgers, Director
The 226-member Fraser “Rambler” Marching Band has grown from 50 members in 1999 to being consistently over 220 members since 2006. They have been the largest marching band in the Macomb County area for the past 8 years. The Marching “Ramblers” have enjoyed First Division Ratings at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association Marching Band Festivals for the past thirteen years straight.
The Fraser Marching Band appeared for the first time in over 25 years in the 2002 America's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Detroit, and they were awarded 2nd place of all the bands that year by the judges. Since then, the band has appeared in the parade in 2004, 2007, and 2010. In 2004, the “Ramblers” were voted as the #1 Marching Band in online voting during the parade. This year’s appearance will be the band's fifth time in recent history. The Ramblers have also participated in the Warren-Centerline Thanksgiving Parade in 2000, 2001, and 2003, the Mackinaw City Pageant Parade in 2001, and the Veteran’s Day Parade in Detroit in 2009. In 2005, the marching band traveled to New York City and performed at the Statue of Liberty. In 2006, they participated in the Chic-fil-A Bowl Game parade, pre-game, and halftime show, placing 4th among 18 bands from around the country. The “Ramblers” were also voted the #1 Marching Band in the Fox Sports Detroit/American Pizza Pie contest in 2009.
The band will be featuring the song “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson during the 2013 parade.
Co-Directors: Randall Scott Adkins and Kathryn Stone
Student Teacher: Andrea Woody
The Waterford Kettering Marching Captains have received numerous awards in the past, including Grand Prize in the 2013 Mackinaw City Memorial Parade, the Local 4 “Battle of the Bands” winner in the 2010 America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, first place band in the 2009 Mackinaw City Memorial Parade, and many years of Division One ratings in MSBOA Marching Band Festivals. They have also performed numerous times at Walt Disney World-Florida, the Michigan State Fair, and for the last six years were a featured band at Cedar Point’s Hallo Weekends Monster Midway Invasion Parade. The band is 96 members strong and proud that one of our members, Ms. Emily Halls (Senior, Clarinet), was selected to the elite “US Army All-American High School Marching Band,” and will perform at the All-American Bowl in El Paso, TX on January 4th, 2014. In addition, Senior Flutist Amanda Juntunen was selected to perform at the 2014 Orange Bowl with the All-Star Invitational Marching Band on January 3rd.
Song Selection: "We Need A Little Christmas"