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

Here is the tentative schedule:

  Flight  Warm-Up
Area
Band
Warm-Up
Band End
Warm-Up
Transition
Front
Ensemble

Warm-Up
Front Ensemble
End Warm-Up
Transition
Front
Ensemble

Report Time
Band
Report
Time
Start
Time
Gates Open/Judge Arrival Stadium Preparations 12:00
Opening Ceremony Welcome, MCBA Introduction, Star Spangled Banner 2:00
Wayne Memorial Open A 1:13 1:55 1:10 1:40 1:50 2:05 2:15
Ferndale IV B 1:27 2:09 1:24 1:54 2:04 2:19 2:29
Hazel Park IV C 1:41 2:23 1:38 2:08 2:18 2:33 2:43
Clio IV A 1:55 2:37 1:52 2:22 2:32 2:47 2:57
Marysville IV B 2:09 2:51 2:06 2:36 2:46 3:01 3:11
Linden IV C 2:23 3:05 2:20 2:50 3:00 3:15 3:25
14 Min. Break 3:39
Battle Creek Central III A 2:51 3:33 2:48 3:18 3:28 3:43 3:53
Garden City III B 3:05 3:47 3:02 3:32 3:42 3:57 4:07
South Lyon East III C 3:19 4:01 3:16 3:46 3:56 4:11 4:21
Redford Thurston III A 3:33 4:15 3:30 4:00 4:10 4:25 4:35
Flight III and IV Ceremony Dinner Break - 1 Hour 4:49
Wyandotte Roosevelt II A 4:47 5:29 4:44 5:14 5:24 5:39 5:49
Walled Lake Central II B 5:01 5:43 4:58 5:28 5:38 5:53 6:03
South Lyon II C 5:15 5:57 5:12 5:42 5:52 6:07 6:17
Flushing II A 5:29 6:11 5:26 5:56 6:06 6:21 6:31
14 Min. Break 6:45
Clarkston I A 5:57 6:39 5:54 6:24 6:34 6:49 6:59
L'Anse Creuse North I B 6:11 6:53 6:08 6:38 6:48 7:03 7:13
Dakota I C 6:25 7:07 6:22 6:52 7:02 7:17 7:27
Novi I A 6:39 7:21 6:36 7:06 7:16 7:31 7:41
P-CEP (Exhib.) I B 6:53 7:35 6:50 7:20 7:30 7:45 7:55
Break 8:09
Flight II and I Award Ceremony 8:23
Critique - Canton H.S. Career Center 8:29
Dismissed 8:37

 

Maps

Here are some maps to help navigate the Park during the competition.

  • The competition will take place in the Canton H.S. Varsity Stadium off of Canton Center Road between Joy Road and Sheldon Center Road.
  • This is a map for trucks and buses on how to get to the Educational Park. Note there are different parking locations for different flights. There may also be last minute changes based on other activities happening at the park so watch for directions from our volunteers when you arrive. Spectators may also find this map useful.It is important to note that all entrances are on Joy or Canton Center. Do not enter Plymouth H.S. off Beck Road.


  • This map shows the band traffic patterns on the campus. This is the same as the last couple years.


  • This map shows the traffic pattern at the stadium itself.

 

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!

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2019 Competition Results

Congratulations to everyone for their great performances at the Great Lakes Invitational on October 26th of 2019! The weather did not cooperate with us so Flight 1 and Flight II performed indoors. Here are the results from that contest:

Open Class

Wayne Memorial H.S.

Flight IV - Outside Full Show

Band Score Place
Ferndale 89.950 1
Linden 88.975 2
Marysville 86.800 3
Clio 85.200 4
Hazel Park 81.675 5

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

Flight III - Outside Full Show

Band Score Placement
Thurston 89.000 1
South Lyon East 86.550 2
Battle Creek Central 81.575 3
Garden City 77.650 4

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance: Thurston
Outstanding Vis. Performance: South Lyon East
General Effect: Thurston 

 

Flight II- Inside Stand Still

Band Score Placement
Flushing 40.400 1
Wyandotte  36.250 2

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance: Flushing
Outstanding Visual Performance: DNA
General Effect: DNA 

 

 

Flight I - Inside Stand Still

Band Score Placement
Novi 43.650 1
Dakota 41.950 2
L'Anse Creuse North 39.350 3
Plymouth-Canton 45.550 Exhibition

Caption Awards:
Outstanding Music Performance: Novi
Outstanding Visual Performance: DNA
Outstanding General Effect: DNA