Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival

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Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival
Belleville, IL


It's Baaaaack!

The Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival is making it's return after short haetus and we are ready for it. The nostalgia of the Blue, Red, Silver and Gold is returning. The Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival (GSLMBF) will be held on October 31, 2020 on the campus of Belleville West High School in conjunction with the Belleville East and West Band Parents.  The deadline for entry is September 28, 2020.  

The entry fee for this year's festival is $250. An early registration fee of $200 will be in effect if you get you register by July 1.

Bands will be grouped by a combination of school size and band size. Bands will be evenly split once the entire field of bands has entered the festival.  Band splits will be divided equally as specified below.

Small School/ Small Band - Blue Division
Small School/ Large Band - Red Division
Large School/ Small Band - Silver Division
Large School/ Large Band - Gold Division

Awards will be given in each class for placement as well as best Music, General Effect, Visual, Auxiliary and Percussion.

The Red and Blue Division Bands will perform in the morning/ afternoon with a separate awards ceremony. The Silver and Gold Division Bands will perform in later afternoon/ evening. 

Performance order will be determined by a random draw to be held approximately 2 weeks prior to the festival. You will know your division before then.  We are planning to have a gathering/ meet and greet to draw for times and will go facebook live for those who can't attend. 

If you have any questions, please call me at (618)-222-3751 or email me at

Mark Tessereau
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