Cadillac High School Marching Band Competes In Detroit Thanksgiving Parade

A Northern Michigan high school band not only got to see the largest Thanksgiving parade in Michigan, they got to be a part of it.

The Cadillac High School Marching Band joined hundreds of other student musicians in downtown Detroit to perform in America’s Thanksgiving Parade.

The Vikings joined 11 other schools to compete in the Battle of the Bands.

As of 6:48p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, they were in first place, just ahead of Waterford Kettering.

The Marching Vikings hope to win but say either way, the experience was priceless.

"I think it was an awesome experience for everybody," says Tori John, junior field conductor for the marching band. "We did a lot of awesome bonding on the bus and in the hotel and in the morning. All in all, I think we did an absolutely amazing job."

"As a team, as a group, as band family, the way they represented Cadillac was amazing," says Heather John, Tori’s mother and president of the Cadillac Band Boosters. "We couldn’t have asked for better weather and we couldn’t have asked for a better group of kids."

To cast your vote in the Battle of the Bands, head to the polls by clicking here.

And remember….you can vote repeatedly. There is NO limit. Polls close tomorrow.