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107th Annual

Calgary Stampede

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary Stampede Parade
Friday, July 5, 2019
9:00 AM

WAMSB World Championships
Saturday-Monday, July 6-8, 2019
Scotiabank Saddledome

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Web: CalgaryStampede.com

Email: Visiting Bands Office

Mail:
Visiting Bands Committee
Calgary Stampede
Box 1060, Station M
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 2K8

Phone: 403-261-0341

Fax: 403-261-0342

If you are interested in entering your band in the Calgary Stampede events, please visit our website to complete the online application or request further information from the Visiting Bands Committee.

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Calgary Stampede The Calgary Stampede holds one of the oldest parades in North America and gives marching bands the chance to perform in front of large, appreciative audiences. More than 350,000 spectators line the parade route and thousands more watch the television broadcast in Canada and around the world. The Stampede is already billed as "The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth" and the centennial celebration in 2012 was even bigger and better.

   PHOTOS: 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade Photos
   and 2019 WAMSB World Championships Photos


The Calgary Stampede is much more than a parade. It is a ten-day, city-wide event that provides many opportunities for marching bands to experience Calgary's unique brand of western hospitality. The premier event for marching showbands is Showbands Live, a field competition that also features guest performances from visiting professional bands as well as the Stampede's own Calgary Stampede Showband.

Marching band enthusiasts will find 2019 to be extra special when Stampede hosts the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) World Championships in conjunction with the Stampede celebration. Calgary last hosted the WAMSB World Championships in 2012.

The Stampede organizing committee offers the following arrangements to ease the cost of travel for marching bands:

• Affordable school-based accommodation
• Free transportation to and from Stampede performance venues
• Breakfast performances which include a free meal for the band members
• Free admission to the Stampede for participating members to enjoy the entertainment on Stampede Park
• Inexpensive and wholesome meals during the band's stay
• A personal Stampede Host who is available to assist with planning your visit to Calgary to make sure that it is both memorable and enjoyable.

2019 Participating Bands

As of June 5, 2019 Calgary Stampede Parade Photos

PARADE BANDS (WAMSB ENTRIES)
• Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, AB (Canada)
• Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, AB (Canada)
• Calgary Stetson Show Band, Calgary, AB (Canada)
• Chien Kuo High School Marching Band (Taiwan)
• Fanfarenzug Dresden (Germany)
• Fanfarenzug Strausberg (Germany)
• Musikverein Rühle 1958 e.V. (Germany)
• Quetzalcoatl Marching Band (Mexico)
• Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band, Red Deer, AB (Canada)
• Taipei First Girls High School Marching Band (Taiwan)
• Showband Marum (Netherlands)
• Fanfarenzug Greiz e.V. (Germany)
• Hettstedter Spielmannszug "Blau Weiss" 1919 e.V. (Germany)
• Ostseefanfaren des KJFZ Sellin e.V. (Germany)
• AGH UST Concert Band (Poland)

PARADE BANDS (NON-WAMSB)
• Calgary Fire Pipes and Drums (Canada)
• Calgary Police Service Pipe Band (Canada)
• Glenmore Temple Band of The Salvation Army (Canada)
• Patriots Marching Band (Minnesota, USA)

PARADE PRELUDE
• Stars International Band (Nigeria) (WAMSB)
• Cranbrook Bugle Band (Canada) (NON-WAMSB)


2019 WAMSB Contest Schedule

As of June 17, 2019
All WAMSB events on Saturday, Sunday and Monday take place in the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Friday, July 5
9:00 AM Calgary Stampede Parade
5:00 PM Drumline Battle (Saddledome Steps)

Saturday, July 6
6:00 PM Show Band Competition - Group A

Sunday, July 7
12:00 PM Parade and Concert Band Competition
6:00 PM Show Band Competition - Group B

Monday, July 8
6:00 PM Show Band Competition Finals

Related Events

Your band's tour to Calgary can incorporate many attractions within the city and close by, such as:
• Enjoying an afternoon at the world famous rodeo.
• Watching the chuckwagon races followed by the evening stage show spectacular and fireworks finale.
• Whitewater rafting in the Rocky Mountains.
• Exploring Banff National Park.
• Visiting the Drumheller Dinosaur Museum.
• For additional activity ideas, visit www.CalgaryArea.com
• For details about Calgary Stampede activites, visit CalgaryStampede.com
• For ideas of what to do in the Calgary area, visit www.CalgaryArea.com

Future Dates

July 5-14, 2019
July 3-12, 2020
July 9-18, 2021
July 8-17, 2022

For More Information

Web: csmarchingbands.calgarystampede.com

Email: Visiting Bands Office
Mail: Visiting Bands Committee, Calgary Stampede, Box 1060, Station M, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2P 2K8
Phone: 403-261-0341
Fax: 403-261-0342

If you are interested in entering your band in the Calgary Stampede events, please visit our website to complete the online application or request further information from the Visiting Bands Committee.

Calgary Stampede Showband


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