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The Big 10+ Contest

During Music in Our Schools Month (March 1-31), Heid Music partnered with top vendors to offer more than $18,000 worth of valuable musical prizes.

Area schools participating in the Big 10+ competition had a chance to win prizes for their music programs!


Two Ways to Enter the Contenst

Music directors and their students were encouraged to tell us, in their own words, what music education means to them.
They submitted their entries, along with a photo of their music programs in action, by:
  1. Uploading via the form below or at (click on "Big10+ Contest")
  2. Posting on their own Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, using #Big10Music, mentioning their school, and tagging @HeidMusic


Two Ways to Vote

Directors, students, parents, teachers, family and friends were invited to vote! And to tell others!

  1. Simply visit the Big 10+ Contest 2018 tab on our Facebook page.
  2. Or cast your vote below during the month of March.

Voting is limited to one vote per Facebook user per day. See complete contest rules.


Questions? We anticipated a few might come up, so we created this handy Frequently Asked Questions document to help clarify the Big10+ guidelines. If you still have questions, email us at


Congratulations To Our 2018 Big10 + Competition Winners!

Enjoy your musical prizes, courtesy of our generous vendors; Connolly, Yamaha, Cordoba, Conn & Selmer, AWM, Hal Leonard, Travor James, On-Stage, KHS America, Cannonball, Kala, Korg, Vandoren, Eastman, Gator, Alfred Music, and Jupiter.

The following 25 schools received the highest number of community votes on their submitted photos telling us what music education means to them, and therefore received a prize of their choice:

Appleton East High School, Woodland Intermediate, James Madison Middle School, Almond-Bancroft, New London Middle School, Neenah High School, Maplewood Middle School, Appleton Area School District, Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School, Little Chute Middle School, Holy Spirit.


Huntley Elementary, Sheboygan North High School, Collidge Elementary School, Greenville Middle School, Winnequah Elementary School, Lineville Intermediate School, Horizons Elementary School, Lincoln High School, Shawano Community High School, Franklin Elementary, Wrightstown High School, Kiel Middle School.

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More Ways We're Supporting Music in Our Schools

Heid Music aims to raise awareness of the importance of music education in our community throughout the month of March.

Learn about our Music Matters Initiative and how we're matching up to $10,000 in donations to district music programs.