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 State Finals held at Ford Field in Detroit in November.


Saturday October 27th2018

Thank you for joining us for our Marching Band competition! Here is some useful information about the event.


Performance Schedule 

Band Flight/Class Performance Time
Wayne Memorial H.S. OPEN 2:00 PM
Hazel Park H.S. IV 2:15 PM
Clio H.S. IV 2:30 PM
Linden H.S. IV 2:45 PM
Marysville H.S. IV 3:00 PM
Ferndale H.S. IV 3:15 PM
Garden City H.S. III 3:45 PM
Thurston H.S. III 4:00 PM
South Lyon H.S. III 4:15 PM
South Lyon East H.S. III 4:30 PM
  Flight III and IV Award Ceremony   5:00 PM
Livonia Franklin H.S. II 5:45 PM
Flushing H.S. II 6:00 PM
Wyandotte Roosevelt H.S. II 6:15 PM
Novi H.S. I 6:45 PM
L'Anse Creuse North H.S. I 7:00 PM
Lake Orion H.S. I 7:15 PM
Clarkston H.S. I 7:30 PM
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (Exhibition) I 7:45 PM
  Flight II and I Award Ceremony   8:15 PM

(times subject to change)



There are three schools on the Plymouth-Canton Education Park campus.


Directors' Maps

These maps are are useful for Directors, staff and crews. They show parking, checking, warm up areas, and directions to the stadium. These are the same maps as were sent to Directors.



We still need some volunteers to help run the event! We welcome parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, close family friends and Alumni. Please consider joining us. All volunteers will be able to see the P-CEP Marching Band perform.

Additional volunteer information can be found here.


2017 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:


Flight III

Band Score Placement
Ferndale 88.375 1
South Lyon East 86.175 2
Clio 85.600 3
Linden 83.375 4
Hazel Park 81.325 5

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

Flight II

Band Score Placement
South Lyon 87.450 1
Livonia Franklin 87.275 2
Southgate Anderson 86.075 3
Wyandotte Roosevelt 85.350 4
Garden City 76.250 5

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Perf: Livonia Franklin
Outstanding Visual Performance: South Lyon
Outstanding General Effect: Livonia Franklin

Flight I

Band Score Placement
Novi 91.650 1
Lake Orion 91.400 2
Walled Lake Central 87.175 3
Clarkston 87.950 4
Plymouth-Canton 93.275 Judged Exhib

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