The 2011 Michigan Competing Band Association Championship brought 48 bands from across Michigan to Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday to compete in the annual state contest.
Bands were divided into four flights, with each flight containing 12 performances. An awards ceremony took place after each flight and each band received either a plaque or a trophy, depending on their place.
The Wyandotte Marching Chiefs finished 10th in Flight II.
Trophies also were given for best music, best effect and best marching. Thousands of family members and fans streamed into Ford Field throughout the day to cheer on their school and watch some of the best marching in Michigan.
This was first time qualifying for the state finals. Going into the championship, .
"Heading to state finals is a big victory for our band,” said Mark D'Angelo, Roosevelt’s instrumental music director. “The kids and the staff work hard every year at providing the best possible performances for our audiences and it is really exciting and fulfilling when all that hard work is recognized throughout the state."