Bay Area Host Committee Announces Fight Song Contest For
2019 College Football Playoff National Championship

First Place Winner Will Receive $2,500 For Their Music Program

SANTA CLARA, Calif.The Bay Area Host Committee (BAHC) (@BayArea2019) is looking for its official fight song ahead of the 2019 College Football Playoff (CFP)  (@CFBPlayoff) National Championship and is enlisting the help of Bay Area high school students to write and perform what will be its official anthem.

While college football will crown its champion on January 7, 2019, at Levi’s® Stadium (@LevisStadium), the BAHC Fight Song Contest will be accepting original music compositions of up to 45 seconds through Friday, October 19. Three finalists will be selected based on the musicality, creativity and overall effect of their fight songs. After being selected, the top three will be invited to perform in front of a panel of judges. The first place winner will have their song played at various events during championship weekend and receive a $2,500 grant for their school music program. The second and third place winners will win $1,500 and $1,000 respectively. Other exciting elements of the contest will be unveiled with the announcement of the three finalists later this month. 

“Nothing captures the pageantry of college football like marching bands playing their school fight songs,” said Patricia Ernstrom, Executive Director of BAHC. “All of us at the Bay Area Host Committee are excited to engage the talented high school musicians of the Bay Area through this contest.”

The high school music program grants will be awarded through the partnership between BAHC and CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers program. Over the course of the year, BAHC will invest $1 million into the support of educators and students throughout the Bay Area.

Official contest rules can be found at Online submissions to the contest can be made at