This year the Belleville East High School Marching Lancers and the BEBOP (Belleville East Band and Orchestra Parents) will be hosting the 12th annual Belleville East High School Marching Invitational. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 and will begin around 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM (depending on how many bands are entered). The deadline for entry is October 3. We are moving our festival to the last weekend in October due to conflicts here at school. We also hope to coordinate sheets with both the O'Fallon, Edwardsville and McKendree festivals.
The entry fee for this year's festival is $300. An early registration fee of $250 will be in effect if you get you register by July 1.
Schools will be grouped by school size and will be split based on IHSA divisions (dependant upon the number of entries). 1A is up to 289; 2A is 290-597; 3A is 598-1421 and 4A is 1422 and above.
Awards will be given in each class for placement as well as best Music, General Effect, Visual, Auxiliary and Percussion
Performance order will be determined by postmark. Additional information will be mailed (or emailed) to participating schools by early October so please send your entry forms and fees in as early as possible. Final performance schedules will be mailed out during the second week of October.
Mark A. Tessereau