Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival (formerly Belleville East Marching Invitational)

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Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival (formerly Belleville East Marching Invitational)
Belleville, IL

The Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival is making it's return after short hiatus 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 Saturday, October 30, 2021 on the campus of Belleville West High School in conjunction with the Belleville East and West Band Parents. The deadline for entry is September 30, 2021.

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 email me at

Participating Bands

2021 Participating Bands
Belleville East (IL- Exhib)
Belleville West (IL - Exhib)
Collinsville (IL)
Danville (IL)
Edwardsville (IL)
Effingham (IL)
Hazelwood West (MO)
Lafayette (MO)
Lindbergh (MO)
Mark Twain (MO)
Morton (IL)
Murphysboro (IL)
Normal (IL)
Northwest (MO)
O'Fallon Township (IL)
Parkway South (MO)
Republic (MO)
Rolla (MO)
Waterloo (IL)

Mark A. Tessereau
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