Mission College Football is two friends from Iowa on a journey to see every (FBS) college football team in the country. As of the 2017 season, they’ve seen 68 teams, another 62 still remain.
As they gear up for travels to see teams during the 2018 season, they’ve spun up a fun Bracket-style Twitter contest to highlight marching bands at those FBS schools.
We had a strong get out the vote from not just across campus, but across the UMass system leveraging strong grassroots connections, but also the UMass Amherst Alumni Association’s MinuteMobilizers social media engagement tool.
Every collegiate band has their own amazing traditions and it’s great to see all the different bands’ fans come together as well to cheer them on.
It’s time to determine a CHAMPION! Which (FBS) College Football Marching Band is the best in country? @LSUBands or @UMassBand? @LSU @UMass @LSUfootball @UMassFootball @LSUsports @UMassAthletics @Coach_EdOrgeron @CoachWhipUMass
— MissionCFB (@MissionCFB) June 15, 2018
In an exciting Final Four, UMass won out over Ohio!
Which Marching Band advances to the Championship? The UMass Minuteman Marching Band or Ohio University’s Marching 110? @UMassBand @marching110 @UMassAthletics @OhioBobcats @UMassFootball @OhioFootball @UMass @ohiou
— MissionCFB (@MissionCFB) June 12, 2018
In an exciting Round Three — the Elite Eight — UMass finished on top of Texas A&M. There were over 544 retweets and 24k votes (59% going to the UMMB):
Best Marching Band in FBS College Football, Elight Eight:@UMassBand or @OfficialAgBands?@UMassFootball @UMassAthletics @AggieFootball
— MissionCFB (@MissionCFB) June 10, 2018
In Round Two of voting, the UMMB won out over Notre Dame.
BEST MARCHING BAND, Round TWO:
The University of Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish or the UMASS Minuteman Marching Band?@FightingIrish @NDFootball @UMassBand @UMassFootball @UMassAmherst
— MissionCFB (@MissionCFB) June 7, 2018
In Round One, the Minuteman Band beat Auburn.
Best Marching Band, Round 1:@AuburnU Marching Band or The @UMass Minuteman Marching Band? @auburnbands @AuburnTigers @AuburnFootball @TheAUPlainsman @UMassFootball @UMassBand
— MissionCFB (@MissionCFB) June 5, 2018