The Golden Eagle Marching Band has done Ferndale High School proud. The highly ranked marching band earned first place in its division at the state championship on November 6. The championship is put on by the Michigan Competing Band Association; out of all of the competitors in the Flight III category, the Golden Eagle Marching Band earned the top score of 83.62. The band also took home awards for best general effect and best marching band. The 122-member band performed its “Interstellar Suite” show during the event, which took place at Ford Field. It is not the first time that Ferndale High School excelled at the state championships; it took home first place in its division in 2009, and four other times between 2000 and 2007.