Las Vegas’ Clark High Is Finalist In Metallica Marching Band Contest
Metallica’s songs have been played by marching bands for years. So this year, Metallica said GO FOR IT!
Metallica’s First ‘For Whom The Band Tolls’ Marching Band Contest Includes Nevada High Schools
Two Nevada finalists are in the Metallica marching bands contest. Earlier in the year the band kicked off their first “For Whom the Band Tolls” marching band competition. They partnered up with sponsors, and they will give the winning bands over $150,000 in new equipment for their marching band programs.
The submission period ended last week, and NEVADA has TWO HIGH SCHOOLS that are in the final voting: E.W. Clark High School In Las Vegas, and Edward C. Reed High School In Reno! Click on the links, and you’ll hear just how great they both sound
The Five Marching Band Categories
According to MetallicaMarchingBand.com, the band that wins the Collegiate Division 1 will get $75,000 in new equipment. The Collegiate Division 2, and 3 winner will walk away with $40,000 worth of equipment. The winning high school band will pack up $15,000 in new musical equipment. Which seems like it should be more – especially with two Nevada finalists!
SheetMusicDirect.com supplied multiple Metallica charts for collegiate and high school bands who entered.
Some of the Metallica song they could choose from included Enter Sandman, Fade To Black, Master Of Puppets, and of course, For Whom The Bell Tolls
College and high school winners will be narrowed down to five finalists by some pretty impressive professional judges. Then Metallica will choose the final winners in each category.
Get To Voting – There Will Also Be A Fan Favorite Winner
There will also be a fan favorite winners for college and high school. That will all be up to your votes! Bands may sign up to participate in the Showcase category if they do not wish to compete for the prizes. Those videos will be featured on the contest page but will not be voted on by judges or fans.
If you’d like to vote for your favorite marching band, you can do it at metallicamarchingbad.com. The winners will be announced on January 1, 2024. Hopefully making it a very happy new year for a Nevada high school!