Messiest Band Contest

Are you in the messiest band in America? You might not want to admit it, but you could reap the benefits by entering the Gator Cases “Nation’s Messiest Band Contest.”

Gator Cases is giving away a full set of new instrument cases to the band that sends in the best story and photo of its messy band room—showcasing how bad its case situation is and the equipment it needs new cases for. The top 50 photos submitted will be placed on the Gator Cases website for voting to determine the final winner.

“We’ll take the messiest band and completely give them a case makeover,” says Brian Larsen, product specialist and web marketing manager at Gator Cases. “We’ll award them for their sloppiness with an entire outfit of Gator Cases for their equipment.”

Last year Gator ran a similar promotion where customers sent in photos of themselves with their Gator Cases, and the staff selected a winner to receive a free case. The contest got a great response, so the company decided to expand the program.

“We wanted to up the ante this time and pull from the reality TV craze—finding essentially the messiest band in the nation,” Larsen says. “Kind of along the lines of “Extreme Makeover.’”

The photo submission deadline has been extended to the end of May, and voting will take place in June.

“It is a competition; be creative and try to make yourself stand out as much as possible,” Larsen says.

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Elizabeth Geli

Elizabeth Geli is the assistant editor of Halftime Magazine and a journalist/communications professional in Southern California. Her 11 years at the University of Southern California (USC) Trojan Marching Band included time as a flute player, graduate teaching assistant, and student advocate. She holds a bachelor's degree in Print Journalism and master's degree in Specialized Journalism (The Arts) from USC.

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