Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival

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Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival
Belleville, IL

Belleville West High School, Belleville IL

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The Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival has a rich tradition dating back to its inception back in 1971. The GSLMBF will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022 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, 2022.  

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.

Bands will be grouped by a combination of school size and band size. Bands will be split as evenly as possible once the entire field of bands has entered the festival and we will take into consideration a large number of a certain category (ie many large schools, etc...).  Band splits are 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.  

If you have any questions, please email me at

Participating Bands

2022 Participating Bands as of 8/21/2022
Alton High School (IL)
Coal City High School (IL)
De Soto High School (MO)
Lafayette County High School (MO)
Macarthur High School (IL)
Normal High School (IL)
Northwest High School (MO)
O'Fallon Township High School (IL)
Parkway South High School (MO)
Republic High School (MO)
Rockford Public School District (IL)
Urbana High School (IL)
Belleville East (IL- Exhib)
Belleville West (IL - Exhib)

Mark Tessereau
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