July 25, 2024

Metallica has announced the winners of its inaugural “For Whom The Band Tolls,” a marching band competition that challenged bands at all levels to craft the most exciting, unique, and impressive performances of Metallica’s music. Bands were allowed to use Metallica’s music for free.

The winning high school and collegiate bands will receive funds for new equipment for their music programs.

Winner’s List:

College (Division 1) – $75,000 in prizing: Auburn University

College (Divisions 2 & 3) – $40,000 in prizing: Eastern New Mexico University

High School (Large) – $15,000 in prizing: Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, TN)

High School (Medium) – $15,000 each: Boerne High School (Boerne, TX) & Malverne High School (Malverne, NY)

High School (Small) – $15,000 Oakton High School (Vienna, VA)

Fan Favorite (College) – $10,000 in prizing: Auburn University

Fan Favorite (High School) – $10,000 in prizing: Dobyns-Bennett High School (Kingsport, TN)

Over 450 schools entered the competition.

Metallica plans to make this an annual competition.

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