UPDATE: Wyandotte Marching Chiefs Perform in Indy

The Roosevelt High School marching band has another set to perform before the Indianapolis 500.

The brought some love from the "D" when they performed at the in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon.

marching band performed a medley of Motown classics during the parade, which was telecast nationwide on the VERSUS cable network.

"For 84 years, this 118-member band has been the springboard for many musicians throughout the state of Michigan and indeed the country," parade co-host Diane Willis said as the Marching Chiefs performed.

The students marched directly behind vehicles carrying three men who will be racing in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Three-time winner Helio Castroneves will be vying for a fourth win, along with racers John Andretti and E.J. Viso.

With the IPL parade under their belts, the Marching Chiefs now have their eyes on their performance at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Indianapolis 500 Pageant parade, which takes place on the very track where the actual race occurs.

Before that happens, however, they will enjoy a fun-filled night at the Indianapolis 500 Festival Band Party at the Indianapolis Children's Museum.

Sunday morning will start very early for the high school students. Breakfast is served at 5 a.m., followed by a group departure for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at 6 a.m. After the 8 a.m. performance, the students will be able to stick around and enjoy the 500-mile race, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.


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