MacGregor welcomes award-winning Rockford High School marching band to Senate

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Peter MacGregor on Tuesday presented a special tribute to members of the Rockford High School marching band on the floor of the Senate during the day’s session. The director and five of the band’s student leaders were recognized.

“It is truly a privilege to honor the students and staff of the Rockford High School marching band on the Senate floor for this well-deserved recognition,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford. “On behalf of the Rockford community, I congratulate this group of champions for their many accomplishments and wish them continued success in the future. Thank you for making us proud.”

Under the direction of Brian Phillips, the 326-member band had an award-winning season in 2017. The band earned several first place and grand championship titles, along with many caption awards at regional invitational events, including placing first in its flight and winning all three caption awards at the Michigan Competing Band Association State Championships. Last November, the band was one of only 10 in the country to be selected to march in the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.

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Photo caption: State Sen. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, presents a special tribute to members of the Rockford High School marching band, who were recognized for their award-winning 2017 season.