Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival

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Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival
Location - StateIllinois

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, September 28, 2024 on the campus of Belleville West High School in conjunction with the Belleville East and West Band Parents. The deadline for entry is September 9, 2024.

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 and fairly 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...).

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

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 timestamp with the winning band set to go last in class. A separate email will be sent in the fall to determine classification of each band.

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Participating Bands

Participating Bands
Alton (IL)
Cape Girardeau Central (MO)
Civic Memorial (IL)
DeSoto (IL)
Edwardsville (IL)
Marquette (MO)
Northwest (MO)
Parkway North (MO)
Waterloo (IL)
Wentzville Holt (MO)
Wentzville Liberty (MO)

Belleville East (IL- Exhib)
Belleville West (IL - Exhib)

Adjudicator Panel
Music Ensemble - TBA
Music General Effect - TBA
Visual Ensemble - Da Knowlton
Visual General Effect - Wes Pendergrass
Percussion - TBA
Auxiliary - TBA

Mark Tessereau
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