Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival

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Greater St. Louis Marching Band Festival
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Entry Fees are $300 ($250 if registered by May 1). Admission to the festival is $10

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 7, 2023 on the campus of Belleville West High School in conjunction with the Belleville East and West Band Parents.  The deadline for entry is September 15, 2023.  

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 May 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

1:00 PM: Belleville East (Exhibition)
Class 1A
1:30 PM: Anna-Jonesboro
1:45 PM: Murphysboro
2:00 PM: DeSoto, MO
2:15 PM: Centralia
2:30 PM: Wesclin
2:45 PM: North Point, MO
3:00 PM: Break
Class 2A
3:15 PM: Civic Memorial
3:30 PM: Wentzville Holt, MO
3:45 PM: Carbondale
4:00 PM: Highland
4:15 PM: Nashville Community
4:30 PM: Potosi, MO
4:45 PM: Belleville West (Exhibition)
5:00 PM: Awards 1A 2A

Class 3A
6:00 PM: Lafayette, MO
6:15 PM: Parkway South, MO
6:30 PM: Wentzville Liberty, MO
6:45 PM: Northwest, MO
7:00 PM: Parkway Central, MO
7:15 PM: Alton
7:30 PM: Break
Class 4A
7:45 PM: Mascoutah
8:00 PM: Collinsville
8:15 PM: Oakville, MO
8:30 PM: Edwardsville
8:45 PM: Fox, MO
9:00 PM: Granite City
9:15 PM: District 201 Centennial Celebration Alumni Band (Exhibition)
9:30 PM: Awards 3A 4A


Adjudicator Panel
Music Ensemble - Chuck Wright - Bellevue East High School

Music General Effect - Stefan Roose - Avon High School/ Elevate Indoor Winds

Visual Ensemble -

Visual General Effect - Bryan White - St. Louis, MO/ Belleville East High School

Percussion - Chad Shaedler - St. Louis, MO

Auxilliary - Stacy Roose - Elevate Winter Guard

Mark Tessereau
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