Nominate Your Band (2007)

Congratulations to Rachel Schaeffer and the Old Bridge Marching Knights for being the 2008 Nominate Your Band Winner. Click here to read more.


Announcing: Nominate Your Band Finalists

Last fall, Halftime Magazine® asked its readers: “How has marching band affected your life?” We received numerous essays and videos, and announced the finalists in the May/June 2008 issue of Halftime Magazine®. Now, drum roll, here are our finalists:

Read their essays and view their videos by clicking each name above.

Voting has now ended. Thank you for your support and your votes. The winner and her band will receive a grand prize, valued at more than $3,000.

To read the official rules and original entry forms, scroll below

How has marching band affected your life?

Halftime Magazine® is sponsoring an essay/video contest that allows you to share your story. Finalists will be published in the May/June 2008 issue of Halftime Magazine® and featured online.

Submit a 5-minute video and a 500-word essay to win a grand prize package valued at more than $3,000.

Grand Prize, Valued at More than $3,000:

For the Winning Student:

  • $250 paid to the student
  • 1-year subscription to Halftime Magazine®, valued at $19.95
  • Halftime Magazine® T-shirt and other possible merchandise

For the Nominated Band:

  • $1,000 paid to the band
  • Full set of Remo PowerMax pre-muffled marching bass drumheads, estimated retail value of $725
  • $500 (retail value) in Yamaha accessories
  • $500 (retail value) in Evans Drumheads or Rico Reeds
  • 1-year group subscription (10 copies per issue) to Halftime Magazine®, valued at $149.50
  • Halftime Magazine® T-shirt and other possible merchandise

Video submissions may be uploaded to www.youtube.com/group/halftimenominate. Please also submit your video link URL, essay and application form to with the subject line, “Nominate Your Band,” for consideration.

Download Application Form »

Essay and video submissions (in DVD-format) may also be sent to:

Muse Media LLC

Halftime Magazine

PO Box 661355

Los Angeles, CA 90066

For mailed submissions, please send all materials in one package.

All submissions are due, postmarked or submitted online by March 1st, 2008.

Read Rules and Conditions