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WAMSB World Championship for Marching Show Bands

Palm Springs, California

November 28-
December 3, 2017

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Web: WAMSB.org

Email: Robert Eklund, President

If you're interested in entering your band in a WAMSB Championship event, please request application information from Robert Eklund at the contact info above.
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WAMSB logo The World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) is a distinguished international non-profit organization dedicated to helping bands from around the world communicate and interact. Bands have the opportunity to compete in WAMSB-sanctioned regional events and the prestigious annual WAMSB World Championships. The event locations illustrate the global scale of the organization — sanctions have been granted to host the Championship in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Bands are encouraged to bring their cultural forms and styles to their performances. WAMSB events utilize a one-world judging system which allows groups of all styles to excel and receive feedback from the international panel of judges.

The 2017 Championship will be held in Palm Springs, California, with events for marching, concert and jazz music ensembles. Concert and jazz groups will perform in the newly renovated 1,000-seat Palm Springs Auditorium where some of the greatest musicians have performed over the past 60 years. Field show events will take place at Watt Stadium. Marching units can perform in the street parade competition, preliminary show competitions, drumline competition and the exciting finals competition.

The 2018 World Championships will be held in Taoyuan City, Taiwan, and the 2019 World Championships will be held in Calgary, Canada.

WAMSB Sanctioned Events Schedule


April 12-17, 2017
WAMSB International Open Class III Competition
  Taipei, Taiwan
June 30-July 2, 2017
European Open Championship
  Rastede, Germany
July 20-22, 2017
Asia Junior Championship
  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 28-December 3, 2017
WAMSB World Championships
  Palm Springs, California
July 20-29, 2018
WAMSB World Championships
  Taoyuan City, Taiwan
July 5-9, 2019
WAMSB World Championships
  Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Past WAMSB World Championship Results

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2016 FINALS (August 6, 2016 - Malaysia)
1 Keat Hwa Marching Band - 93.12
2 Chien Kuo High School Marching Band - 92.36
3 Marching Band Bahana Sparadha - 91.04
4 Victoria Institution Cadet Corps - 88.87
5 BKY Drum and Bugle Corps - 88.61
6 Jit Sin High School Marching Band - 87.89
7 Sultana Ibrahim Girls School Marching Band - 85.90
8 Jawa Barat Drum Corps - 85.78
9 Marching Band Gita Bahana Balikpapan - 81.57
10 Persatuan Pancaragam Kesatria UiTM (Perpakes) - 74.82
11 John Paul College Marching Eagles - 72.44
12 Pancaragam SMK Ajil - 72.29

2015 FINALS (July 5, 2015 - Denmark)
1 Fanfarra Mun De Tabubate - Famuta, Brazil - 89.66
2 Roskilde Garden, Denmark - 88.38
3 Victoria Institution Cadet Corps Band, Malaysia - 88.25
4 SG Fanfarenzug Potsdam e.V., Germany - 88.22
5 Vejen Garden, Denmark - 87.86
6 Holbæk Garden, Denmark - 86.34
7 Showband DOS Ulrum, The Netherlands - 85.81
8 Nuclear Devils Drumband, Denmark - 85.31
9 Fanfarenzug des KSC Strausberg e.V., Germany - 84.61
10 Showband Marum, The Netherlands - 84.18
11 Millenium Drum & Bugle Corps, Italy - 84.13
12 Slagelse Garden, Denmark - 82.44

2014 FINALS (August 3, 2014 - Brasil)
1 Calgary Stampede Showband, Canada - Gold Honours Leading Edge, 95.1
2 Calgary Stetson Show Band, Canada - Gold Honours, 92.4
3 Fanfarra Mun De Taubate Famuta, Brasil - Gold Honours, 90.2
4 Brazillian Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps, Brasil - Gold, 89.2
5 Municipal Braganca Paulista, Brasil - Gold, 87.3
6 Wood and Brass Band, Poland - Gold, 86.9
7 Ciudad De Medellin, Colombia - Silver, 83.8
8 Spielmannzug Hattstedt E.V., Germany - Silver, 83.2
9 Show Fancisco Miranda, Venezuela - Silver, 80.7
10 Morada Do Vale, Brasil - Bronze, 79.4
11 Sea Drum Corps, Brasil - Bronze, 78.9
12 Petronio Portela, Brasil - Bronze, 77.4

2013 FINALS (August 11, 2013 - Chiba, Japan)
1 Calgary Stampede Showband, Canada - Gold, 94.94, 1st Place
2 Shonandai High School Marching Band White Shooting Stars, Japan - Gold, 93.22, 2nd Place
3 Taipei Municipal Chien Kuo High School Marching Band, Taiwan - Gold, 92.50, 3rd Place
4 Kashiwa Municipal High School, Japan - Gold, 92.25
5 The Second High School Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan - Gold, 91.42
6 Kaetsu Marching Band ESTEAM, Japan - Gold
7 Millennium Drum and Bugle Corps, Italy - Gold
8 Chiba Keiai High School Marching Band Graceful Spirit, Japan - Gold
9 Sanyo Girls School Senior High, Japan - Silver
10 Kugenuma High School Marching Band, Japan - Silver
11 Hong Kong Vigor Marching Band & POK OI Hospital Tang Pui King Memorial College, Hong Kong - Silver
12 Kyoto Meitoku High School Marching Band, Japan - Silver

2012 FINALS (July 10, 2012 - Calgary, Canada)
94.9 Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
92.8 Chien Kuo High School Marching Band, Taipei City, Taiwan
91.7 Fanfarenzug Potsdam, Germany
87.6 Red Deer Royals Marching Showband, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
87.5 Mission Viejo High School Diablo Marching Band, Mission Viejo, California, USA
85.9 Calgary Stetson Showband, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
84.7 Phitsanulok Drum & Bugle Corps, Thailand
84.4 Bishop Grandin Marching Ghosts, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
82.8 Helsingør Pigegarde, Denmark
82.4 Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
79.0 Linkoping Youth Concert & Marching Band, Linkoping, Sweden

For More Information

Web: WAMSB.org

Email: Robert Eklund, President

If you're interested in entering your band in a WAMSB Championship event, please request application information from Robert Eklund at the contact info above.


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