The Great Lakes Shrine Band Association (GLSBA) is
authorized and recognized by the Great Lakes Shrine
Association under the auspices of the Shrine Imperial
Council of Tampa, Florida.
The GLSBA is governed by an Executive Committee elected by
the membership at the Annual GLSA Session. GLSBA Membership
is open to all regular Shrine Band Nobles in good standing
at their Shrine Centers. Membership is yearly from January
1st. to December 31st. Dues are al $10.00 per member.
The purpose and main function of The GLSBA is to provide a
musical outlet for all Shrine Bands in the Great Lakes; with
the exception of Oriental Bands, Pipe Bands, and Drum Corp;
the opportunity to assemble at a designated GLSBA site, meet
as brothers, in fellowship, through music. At these sessions
GLSBA provides a performance site to showcase the talents of
Great Lakes Shrine Center Bands in a musical competition
called a “Festival of Music”. The program for the “Festival
of Music” includes competitions in Concert Band, German
Band, Polka Band, Dance Band, Show Band, and Small Ensembles
consisting of three to seven performers.
“Festival of Music” competitions are held at the GLSBA
Headquarters Hotel and are judged to a set of standards
established by the GLSBA with plaques awarded to entrants.
Results of the competition are judged by qualified band
judges from high schools and colleges in the GLSA vicinity.
The all-inclusive Great Lakes Massed Band is available to
all GLSBA members and authorized guests. The Great Lakes
Massed Band is held at the GLSA Headquarters Hotel. GLSA
member Shrine Center Bands who wish to attend the GLSA
Massed Band can have appropriate music for a massed band. A
rehearsal will be held after the competition. Performances
include a general concert advertised at the Session for any
attendees and immediately before the GLSA President’s