Rochester High School Falcon Marching Band Receives 1st Division at MSBOA District XVI Marching Band Festival
Congratulations to the Rochester High School Falcon Marching Band!
On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, the Falcon Marching Band, participated in the MSBOA District 16 Marching Band Festival at Troy High School. The Falcon Marching Band was awarded a First Division rating from the panel of three adjudicators in the class AA division.
The band is adjudicated in the categories of Music, Marching, and General Effect Showmanship. Ratings range from First Division, which is a superior rating, equivalent to the grade of an “A”, to a Fifth Division. The FMB earned an A or A- from all the judges.
The Falcon Marching Band is directed by Mr. Timothy Nadeau, Drum Major Michaella DeRubeis and Assistant Drum Majors Erin Flowers and Darlene Brennan.
MSBOA Marching Band Festival is a weeklong event across the state of Michigan, and a total of 37 bands from District 16 (which covers bands from all of Macomb and St. Clair Counties, and parts of Oakland county) participated. This adds up to over 4,000 student musicians taking the field in competition.
The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association has been serving the instrumental music teachers and students in the state for over 76 years. They represent over 1,200 public, parochial and private schools and over 1,600 instrumental music teachers in Michigan. MSBOA continues to follow the mission of their founders providing quality festival experiences for the students of member schools and effective workshops, clinics and services for our member directors.