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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, 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 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 2023

Music Ensemble - Chuck Wright - Bellevue East High School

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

Visual Ensemble - Jason Bergman - Crestview Middle School/ Color Guard Instructor

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

Percussion - Chad Shaedler - St. Louis, MO

Auxilliary - Stacy Roose - Elevate Winter Guard

School Name Official Band Name School Enrollment Band Size
Edwardsville High School Marching Tigers 2400 155
Mascoutah High School Marching Indians 1200 138
Fox High School Fox Marching Warriors 1700 125
Granite City High School Marching Warriors 1750 120
Collinsville High School Marching Kahoks 1900 100
Oakville High School Marching Tigers 1800 93
Alton High School Alton Marching 100 2000 89
Lafayette High School Lancer Regiment 1600 83
Wentzville Liberty High School Eagle Regiment 1667 80
Parkway Central High School Marching Colts 1250 75
Parkway South High School Spirit of '76 1550 50
Northwest High School The Spirit of Northwest 1700 47
Potosi High School Trojan Marching Band 640 90
Wentzville Holt High School Holt Indian Band 1153 86
Highland High School Marching Bulldogs 886 78
Civic Memorial High School Marching Eagles 750 75
Nashville Community High School Marching Hornets 390 67
Carbondale Community High School The Marching Terriers 990 65
North Point High School The Grizzly Band 989 50
Centralia High School Marching Showcase 800 50
De Soto High School Dragon Pride Marching Band 850 50
Wesclin High School Marching Warriors 400 45
Murphysboro High School Crimson Express 589 46
Anna Jonesboro High School Marching Wildcats 500 27
2023 Participating Bands

Alton (IL)
Anna Jonesboro (IL)
Carbondale (IL)
Centralia (IL)
Civic Memorial (IL)
Collinsville (IL)
De Soto (MO)
Edwardsville (IL)
Fox (MO)
Granite City (IL)
Highland (IL)
Lafayette (MO)
Mascoutah (IL)
Murphysboro (IL)
Nashville (IL)
North Point (MO)
Northwest (MO)
Oakville (MO)
Parkway Central (MO)
Parkway South (MO)
Potosi (MO)
Wentzville Holt (MO)
Wentzville Liberty (MO)
Wesclin (IL)

Belleville East (IL- Exhib)
Belleville West (IL - Exhib)
Belleville 201 Centennial Celebration Alumni Band (Exhib)

Past Grand Champions

2022 - Morton (Gold and Silver) and Washington, MO (Blue and 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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