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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.


2018 Competition

2018 GLI is scheduled for Saturday October 27th. Check back here closer to the competition date for additional information about the event.



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