Great Lakes Invitational Logo

Great Lakes Invitational, also known as GLI, is the MCBA sanctioned Marching Band competition held at the P-CEP Varsity Stadium.  Marching bands from across the state participate in marching invitationals such as GLI throughout the competitive marching season in an effort to earn an invitation to compete at the MCBA State Finals at Ford Field in Detroit.


2019 Competition

The Great Lakes Invitational will take place on October 26th. Check back here for more information as it become available.


We need volunteers!

This is a huge all hands on deck fundraiser for our band, Please sign up today for at least one spot to help us make this a great invitational for all our local bands.  Volunteer spots are throughout the day at different levels of involvement. If you are unsure of where you would like to serve, contact Jeanette Krueger for more information about particular roles. Grab your friends, grab parents in the same section, and sign up today for a great fun GLI day!



2018 Competition Results

Congratulations to everyone for their great performances at the Great Lakes Invitational on October 28th of 2017! Here are the results from that contest:

Open Class

Wayne Memorial H.S.

Flight IV

Band Score Placement
Ferndale 88.700 1
Marysville 86.275 2
Clio 85.050 3
Linden 84.950 4
Hazel Park 82.975 5

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance: Ferndale
Outstanding Visual Performance: Ferndale
Outstanding General Effect: Ferndale

Flight III

Band Score Placement
Thurston (Redford) 88.725 1
South Lyon 87.850 2
South Lyon East 87.200 3
Garden City 76.900 4

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance: South Lyon
Outstanding Visual Performance: Thurston
General Effect: Thurston & South Lyon East


Flight II

Band Score Placement
Flushing 89.225 1
Wyandotte Roosevelt 86.950 2
Livonia Franklin 85.800 2

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Perf: Flushing
Outstanding Visual Performance: Flushing
General Effect: Flushing & Wyandotte 



Flight I

Band Score Placement
Lake Orion 93.500 1
Novi 92.250 2
Clarkston 89.800 3
L'Anse Creuse North 89.275 4
Plymouth-Canton 94.050 Judged Exhib

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance:Lake Orion
Outstanding Visual Performance: Lake Orion
Outstanding General Effect:Lake Orion