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Belleville East Lancer Bands

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.  

If you have any questions, please email me at

Judges for GSLMBF 2024

Music Ensemble - TBA

Music General Effect - TBA

Visual Ensemble - Da Knowlton

Visual General Effect - Wes Pendergrass

Percussion - TBA

Auxilliary - TBA

2024 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)


Past Grand Champions

2023 - Edwardsville  (Gold/Silver) - Wentzville Holt (Blue/Red)
2022 - Morton (Gold/Silver) - Washington, MO (Blue/Red)
2021 - O'Fallon Township (Gold and Silver) and Republic (Blue and Red)
2020 - Festival Cancelled due to COVID-19
2019 - Edwardsville 
2018 - No Grand Champion due to rain
2017 - Edwardsville
2016 - O'Fallon Township
2015 - Rockwood Summit
2014 - Rockwood Summit
2013 - Rockwood Summit
2012 - Fort Zumwalt North
2011 - Edwardsville
2010 - Alton
2009 - Rockwood Summit
2008 - Oakville
2007 - O'Fallon Township
2006 - Lindbergh
2005 - Collinsville

    Belleville East High School
    2555 West Blvd.
    Belleville, IL 62221
    Phone: (618)-222-3751

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