Online votes have once again pushed a local high school’s marching band forward in an Atlanta-based radio show’s contest that will give the winning band $5,000.
The band of South Paulding High School has once again 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 second round of online voting ended Sunday night, and South Paulding earned more votes than Southwest DeKalb High School to move on to the third round of eight schools. The first round saw South Paulding advancing over Woodland High.
The “Spirit of South Paulding” is now competing against the band of Hendersonville High School in Tennessee, 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 three others. Voting in the third round of the contest ends Sunday, Nov. 18.
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.
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.
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