The Battle of the Bands winner in 2016 America's Thanksgiving Day Parade is ...

Congratulations to the Marching Stallions from Sterling Heights High School

DETROIT – Wild horses couldn't keep Sterling Heights High School away from voting its marching band winner of the 2016 America's Thanksgiving Day Parade Battle of the Bands. 

The Marching Stallions and nine other Metro Detroit high school marching bands performed during this year's parade. They topped the competition with 3,890 votes, which was about 500 votes more than Fraser High School's Rambler Marching Band. 

Congratulations to Sterling Heights band members and their family and supporters! And congratulations to all participating bands in this year's America's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Watch replays from all participating bands here.


Best Choreography 

Lear Corporation won the poll for best choreography around an America's Thanksgiving Day Parade float. They beat out Ford by about 150 votes. Participating teams included: 

  • Art Van Furniture Wizards
  • DTE Energy Foundation
  • Ford
  • Huntington Bank
  • Quicken Loans
  • Strategic Staffing Solutions
  • Lear Corporation
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
  • Skillman Foundation
  • Art Van 90 Elves of Giving