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Belleville East Lancer Bands

This year the Belleville East High School Marching Lancers and the BEBOP (Belleville East Band and Orchestra Parents) will be hosting the 15th annual Belleville East High School Marching Invitational. We are back on Saturday this year. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 26, 2019. We are hoping to begin with the first performance between 12 and 1 PM depending on how many bands enroll. The deadline for entry is October 5.  

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.

Schools will be grouped by school size and will be split based on Bands of America divisions. Enrollment includes students in 10th through 12th grade.  1A is up to 600; 2A is 601-1200; 3A is 1201-1600 and 4A is 1601 and above.

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

This year we are returning to a prelims finals performance schedule with finals beginning at approximately 7:00 PM. 

Performance order will be determined by timestamp with the winning band from last year getting the opportunity to defend their title. More information will be ready at a later date. 

If you have any questions, please call me at (618)-222-3751 or email me at mtessereau@msn.com.

2019 Participating Bands

Alton (IL)
Anna-Jonesboro (IL)
Belleville West (IL)

Collinsville (IL)
Edwardsville (IL)
Murphysboro (IL)
Sullivan (MO)
Union (MO)
Waterloo (IL)
Wentzville Holt (MO)
Wesclin (IL)
Wright City (MO)

BEMI Schedule

TBA

Past Grand Champions

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
    Email: mtessereau@bths201.org

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