Southwest Michigan high school band families, it's your time to shine.

There is nothing like a high school band family.  If you know, you know.  As we kick off marching band season for 2023, let's show our favorite bands some love.  They not only keep us pumped up during varsity and sometimes junior varsity football and basketball games.  They also travel all over the state of Michigan for band competitions.  Band members and their supportive families are VERY busy.

Nominations will run Monday, September 11th through Sunday, September 17th.  Only one nomination is necessary per high school band.  Nominations do not count as votes.  For the sake of this poll, we will include high schools from the following counties only: Van Buren, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, St Joseph, Branch, Allegan, Berrien, and Barry.  One vote per day / per person is permitted.  Votes placed outside of the Midwest are at risk of being remoted. Anyone caught gaming the poll with IP changers or buying votes is at risk of having their team removed from the poll.  A third-party polling system will be running daily audits and removing fraudulent votes.  Please keep it fair and local so your school doesn't get removed from this poll.

Voting has ended.  Click the button below to see the full poll results.

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Southwest Michigan High School Marching Band Poll

Nomination Period: Monday, September 11th through Sunday, September 17th

Voting Period: Monday, September 18th through Sunday, October 1st

Results: Announced and published Monday, October 2nd at 6:30 am.

Below are the top 5 from last year's marching band poll.

5 Favorite Southwest Michigan Marching Bands - 2022

#5 Bangor Vikings with 7.13% of the vote.

#4 Thornapple Kellogg Trojans with 7.56% of the vote.

#3 Otsego Bulldogs with 7.85% of the vote.

#2 Hastings Saxons with 8.94% of the vote.

#1 Vicksburg Big Red Machine / Bulldogs with 9.04% of the vote.

Click here to see the full poll results for 2022.


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