2017 Battle of the Bands Winner in America's Thanksgiving Parade

Congratulations to the Marching Saints from Saint Clair High School


The St. Clair High School Marching Saints came in 1st place in this year's Battle of the Bands. They performed along with 11 other high school marching bands at the 2017 "America's Thanksgiving Parade."

The Marching Saints came out on top with nearly 3,000 votes -- about 1,700 more than second place finisher Carlson High School. They marched down Woodward Ave and showed everyone their skills!

Congratulations to St. Clair's band members, their families and supporters! And also congratulations to all participating bands in this year's "America's Thanksgiving Parade."

2017 Battle of The Bands               
  • St. Clair High School - 2,983

  • Carlson High School - 1,213 votes

  • Belleville High School - 994 votes

  • Cadillac High School - 859 votes

  • Woodhaven High School Marching Band - 788 votes

  • Waterford Kettering Marching Captains - 736 votes

  • Chippewa Valley High School Marching Band - 614 votes

  • Dakota High School Marching Band - 497 votes

  • Hunters Lane High School - 375 votes

  • Southgate Anderson Marching Band - 316 votes

  • Lorain High School - 235 votes

  • Detroit Public School Community District All City Marching Band - 223 votes


Best Choreography 

Lear Corporation won for Best Choreography Around a Float in America's Thanksgiving Parade. Participating teams included: 

  • Art Van
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan-DMC
  • DTE Foundation
  • Faygo
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Henry Ford Health Systems
  • Huntington Bank 
  • Marriott
  • Pepsi
  • Quicken Loans
  • Strategic Staffing Solutions - Disco Dogs and Cool Cats float
  • SVS Vision
  • The Skillman Foundation