The final winner will be announced by the end of the year.
The competition is fierce. According to the contest website, some teams last year won by less than 100 votes.
"Even though the band is the current State Champions and ranked 12th in the nation, it is still an extracurricular, pay-to-play sport," Kim Ward, Plymouth-Canton Music Boosters spokesperson said. " So, the money would really help us offset some costs."