South Paulding Band Advances in Radio Contest

The “Spirit of South Paulding” is the only Paulding high school band remaining in the “Battle of the High School Marching Bands," and your votes can move the band closer to the contest’s $5,000 grand prize.

One local high school remains in an Atlanta-based radio show’s contest that will give one school’s marching band $5,000.

The band of South Paulding High School has advanced in The Bert Show’s "Battle of the High School Marching Bands." It was one of 28 high school bands to begin the contest; the first round of online voting ended Sunday night, and South Paulding earned more votes than Woodland High to move on to the second round of 16 schools.

The “Spirit of South Paulding” is now competing against the band of Southwest DeKalb High School of Decatur, and Bert Show listeners and band supporters who visit the contest website can view videos of the two bands performing and then vote on their favorite in that matchup and seven others. Voting in the second round of the contest ends Sunday, Nov. 4.

Subsequent rounds in the coming weeks will lead to the crowning of a winner after the contest ends Dec. 8. The winning band will receive $5,000, according to the radio show’s Facebook page.

You can vote in the South Paulding-Southwest DeKalb matchup here.

The first round of the contest also had the Hiram High School “Band of Gold” competing against Hillgrove High, but the latter ended up advancing in the contest.

Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch for updates.

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