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January 7, 2024

For Whom the Band Tolls - And the Winners Are...

WOW! Back in April, we challenged marching bands across the country to create performances incorporating Metallica songs into their shows, and boy, did they deliver in a major way! The response blew us away and made for a heated competition, but the results are in. And the winners are… ### College (Division 1): Auburn University

### College (Divisions 2 & 3): Eastern New Mexico University

### High School (Large): Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, TN)

### High School (Medium): TIE - Boerne High School (Boerne, TX) & Malverne High School (Malverne, NY)

### High School (Small): Oakton High School (Vienna, VA)

### Fan Favorite (College): Auburn University

### Fan Favorite (High School): Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, TN) Massive thanks to all who brought Metallica to their marching band programs, and congratulations to all the schools who claimed a prize! If this is the first you’re hearing about this competition, here’s a little bit of background. Marching bands at high school and collegiate levels cranked their repertoires up to 11 to compete for nearly $200,000 in equipment by creating the most exciting, unique, and impressive performances incorporating our music. Over 450 schools accepted our challenge! Once submissions closed, fans from all over the country chimed in, casting their votes for their favorite performances, while professional judges narrowed it down to five finalists in each category. Finally, we – as in the members of Metallica – chose the grand prize winners! The victors in each category will receive instruments and equipment for their programs thanks to our sponsors TAMA, KHS America, Zildjian, D’Addario Woodwinds, Evans Drumheads, ProMark, and Gator, in partnership with Sweetwater, Conn Selmer, and Hal Leonard. To see more about this competition, visit Time marches on!
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