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3 West Michigan marching bands win state championships

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Posted at 10:33 AM, Nov 07, 2021

DETROIT, Mich. — A trio of high-school bands from West Michigan captured state titles at Saturday's Michigan Competing Band Association state finals at Ford Field.

Rockford won the state championship in Flight 1, Jenison in Flight 2 and Kent City in Flight 5.

The MCBA features competition among schools from around the state in five classes based on school size.

Jenison's band was welcomed home with a police and fire escort while community members lined the streets Saturday night.

A total of 53 schools from all around Michigan competed during the day.

Rockford defeated nine other schools statewide in Flight 1, Jenison beat out nine other schools in Flight 2 and Kent City prevailed over 10 other schools in Flight 5.

DeWitt won the title among 11 schools competing in Flight 3 while Ferndale was the state champ among 11 schools taking part in Flight 4.

Other West Michigan combatants and their finishes were as follows:
*Allegan, 9th in Flight 4
*Belding, 6th in Flight 5
*Byron Center, 3rd in Flight 2
*Cedar Springs, 9th in Flight 3
*Comstock Park, 3rd in Flight 5
*Edwardsburg, 3rd in Flight 4
*Fruitport, 8th in Flight 4
*Grand Rapids Northview, 5th in Flight 3
*Grandville 4th in Flight 2
*Grant, 4th in Flight 5
*Gull Lake-Richland, 7th in Flight 3
*Hudsonville, 8th in Flight 1
*Lakeview-Battle Creek, 6th in Flight 2
*Muskegon Orchard View, 10th in Flight 5
*Muskegon Reeths-Puffer, 2nd in Flight 3
*Newaygo, 5th in Flight 5
*Plainwell, 4th in Flight 4
*Portage Northern, 5th in Flight 2
*Sparta, 6th in Flight 4
*Tri County-Howard City, 7th in Flight 5
*Watervliet, 2nd in Flight 5
*Wyoming Godwin Heights, 7th in Flight 4