Membes of the South Paulding High School on Thursday released a short video thanking their supporters for voting for them in an Atlanta-based radio show’s contest.
The “Spirit of South Paulding” won $5,000 in The Bert Show’s "Battle of the High School Marching Bands." Q100 radio personalities Bert Weiss and Kristin Klingshirn called Director Christopher Carr and members of the Douglasville school's band to inform of the of the win to cheers of the high school students and a live snippet of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe", the song the band entered in the contest.
"It will go further than you think," Carr said of the $5,000 during his interview with The Bert Show. "We're just so excited, so excited."
The band was one of 28 to begin the contest in October and had advanced to the final round earlier this month. The contest saw bands go head-to-head to earn online votes, with the top vote-getter in each matchup advancing to the next round.
South Paulding squared off against Brookwood High, who performed Lady Gaga's hit "Poker Face", during the final two-week voting period
Carr said the money will be used to purchase tuxedos and concert dresses for band members.
"We're super excited," he told The Bert Show. "We appreciate it."