February 26, 2024

Metallica Marching Band Contest: Boerne High School Takes Home $15,000 in Equipment

In an electrifying culmination of talent and musical prowess, the Boerne High School band emerges victorious in Metallica’s marching band contest, securing a grand prize of $15,000 worth of band equipment. Metallica, the iconic heavy metal band, launched the contest back in April, challenging college and high school bands nationwide to incorporate their music into a performance that would captivate audiences and judges alike.

The results were unveiled with Metallica expressing their awe at the overwhelming response from marching bands across the country. In a statement, the band said, “the response blew us away and made for a heated competition, and the results are in!”

The winners across different categories include:
– 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)

Boerne High School proudly shares the spotlight with Malverne High School in the Medium High School category.

For those unfamiliar with the competition, marching bands at both high school and collegiate levels were challenged to elevate their repertoires by incorporating Metallica’s music into their performances. The stakes were high, with nearly $200,000 in equipment up for grabs.

Metallica extended their gratitude to all participating marching bands, acknowledging the effort and creativity that went into bringing their music to life on the marching band stage. The winners in each category will be rewarded with instruments and equipment, thanks to sponsors Tama – Bergerault USA, KHS America, Zildjian Company, D’Addario and Co., EVANS Drumheads, ProMark, and Gator Cases. The contest is held in partnership with Sweetwater, Conn Selmer, and Hal Leonard.

To delve deeper into the competition, explore the winning performances, and learn more about the talented bands, visit MetallicaMarchingBand.com

Congratulations to Boerne High School and all the winners for their outstanding musical achievements in this thrilling Metallica Marching Band Contest!


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