A Michigan High School Marching Band Is A Finalist In Metallica Competition
Metallica’s FOR WHOM THE BAND TOLLS marching band competition has announced its finalists and one band from Michigan has made the cut. This contest started on April 10th, with over 450 college and high school bands signing up.
Professional judges picked the top five in each category, as you can see below. A special congrats goes to the Dewitt High School marching band who has been picked as one of the bands from the medium-high school section. Good luck to the school that sits above our state capitol, Lansing.
Collegiate: Division 1 – $75,000 in prizing:Auburn University Fresno State University Iowa State University University of Iowa University of Texas at Austin Collegiate: Division 2, 3 – $40,000 in prizing: Blinn College Eastern New Mexico University Manchester University West Texas A&M University Western Illinois University High School: Small, Medium & Large – $15,000 each in prizing:
Small High School:Cleveland High School – Cleveland, AL Edinburg High School – Edinburg, TX Oakton High School – Vienna, VA Oologah High School – Oologah, OK Valhalla High School – El Cajon, CA
Medium High School:Boerne High School – Boerne, TX Desert Mountain High School – Scottsdale, AZ DeWitt High School – DeWitt, MI Kell High School – Kennesaw, GA Malverne High School – Malverne, NY
Large High School:Austin High School – Sugarland, TX Dobyns-Bennett High School – Kingsport, TN Lambert High School – Suwanee, GA Lorena High School – Lorena, TX Pell City High School – Pell City, AL
According to the press release, the members of Metallica will select the winners in each of the above categories at a date to be determined in early January. There are also a couple of Fan Favorite categories as well.
Good luck to all the bands!