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Lake Orion High School Chorale Wins Comerica Bank Star Spangled Choir National Anthem Singing Contest
Lake Orion High School Chorale will receive a $5,000 grant and perform the National Anthem at Saturday’s Detroit Tigers game

DETROIT/Sept. 21, 2015 – Comerica Bank today announced the Lake Orion High School Chorale the winner of the Star Spangled Choir National Anthem Singing Contest. The choir will receive a $5,000 grant to support the choir, the opportunity to perform the National Anthem at the Detroit Tigers game this Saturday, Sept. 26 and 45 tickets to the game for friends and family.

“At Comerica we are major supporters of the performing arts and I would like to congratulate Lake Orion High School Chorale on their achievement,” said Michael T. Ritchie, president, Comerica Bank-Michigan. “Music connects people and we are proud to help support our metro Detroit musical talent as they continue to spread the joy of music across the community.”

The contest is part of Fan Appreciation Weekend at Comerica Park and local choir members’ ages 13 years or older submitted videos of their choirs singing the National Anthem. Submissions were reviewed by a panel of judges from the Detroit Tigers and Comerica Bank to narrow down the submissions to a top 10 and public voting determined the contest winner.

More than 24,000 votes were cast during the two-week public voting period for the Comerica Bank Star Spangled Choir National Anthem singing contest.  Dakota Mixed Varsity Choir finished in second place followed by Rochester College A Capella Chorus in third place.  This is the third year of the singing contest. The two previous years supported metro Detroit police officers, firefighters, military members and veterans.

About Comerica Bank

Comerica Bank, with 214 banking centers in Michigan, is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated. Founded in Detroit in 1849, Comerica continues to invest in Michigan. Comerica’s $1 million commitment last year to the Detroit Institute of Arts “grand bargain” helped the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum’s art collection for the public. Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. To find us on Facebook, please visit Follow us on Twitter at @ComericaCares.  

About The Detroit Tigers: 
The Detroit Tigers, Inc., a charter member of the American League in 1901, have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The team is owned by Michael Ilitch who purchased the ballclub in 1992. Michael and his wife, Marian, jointly own other companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries including: Little Caesars Pizza, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, the Detroit Red Wings, Olympia Entertainment, Olympia Development, Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, Champion Foods, Uptown Entertainment and Ilitch Holdings, Inc. Marian Ilitch is the sole owner of MotorCity Casino Hotel. For more information, visit


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