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WAMSB World Championship for Marching Show Bands

Bangkok, Thailand
July 29-August 2, 2020

Rastede, Germany
July 2021

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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, Thailand, 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 2020 WAMSB World Championships will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, with a full roster of marching and concert competitions.

The 2019 WAMSB World Championships were held in Calgary, Canada. Marching units performed in the street parade competition, preliminary field show competition, drum battle and an exciting finals competition. The 2021 championships will be held in Rastede, Germany, and the 2022 championships will be held in Limerick, Ireland.

WAMSB Sanctioned Events Schedule


March 21, 2020
Color Guard Competition
  Puebla, Mexico
May 16-17, 2020
Gorzow Wielkopolski Band Festival
  Gorzow Wielkopolski, Poland
June 27-28, 2020
Sarawak Concert & Marching Band Festival
  Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
July 3-5, 2020
Rasteder Musiktage
  Rastede, Germany
July 9-12, 2020
Polish Championships
  Radom, Poland
July 23-25, 2020
Malaysia International Marching Arts Championships
  Selangor, Malaysia
July 24-26, 2020
Celtic Band Festival
  Limerick, Ireland
July 29-August 2, 2020
WAMSB World Championships
  Bangkok, Thailand
November 6-8, 2020
2nd Annual Latin American Cup
  Puebla, Mexico

Past WAMSB World Championship Results

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2019 FINALS (July 8, 2019 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
1 Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, AB (Canada) - Gold, 94.8333
2 Chien Kuo High School Marching Band (Taiwan) - Gold, 93.8889
3 Calgary Stetson Show Band, Calgary, AB (Canada) - Gold, 90.6389
4 Fanfarenzug Strausberg (Germany) - Gold, 89.5556
5 Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band, Red Deer, AB (Canada) - Gold, 88.5000
6 Showband Marum (Netherlands) - Gold, 88.3333
7 Fanfarenzug Dresden (Germany) - Gold, 87.1111
8 Hettstedter Spielmannszug "Blau Weiss" 1919 e.V. (Germany) - Gold, 86.3056
9 Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, AB (Canada) - Silver, 84.9722
10 Fanfarenzug Greiz e.V. (Germany) - Silver, 83.6111
11 Quetzalcoatl Marching Band (Mexico) - Silver, 80.2500

2018 FINALS (July 29, 2018 - Taipei, Taiwan)
1 Chien Kuo High School Marching Band, Taiwan - Gold, 92.2
2 Victoria Institution Cadet Corps, Malaysia - Gold, 91.6
3 Calgary Stetson Show Band, Canada - Gold, 90.9
4 Sultan Ibrahim Girls School Marching Band, Malaysia - Gold, 88.5
5 Stell Matutina Girls Senior High School Marching Band, Malaysia - Gold, 85.0
6 Taiwan SGI Tianshi Fifes and Drum Corps, Taiwan - Silver, 84.6
7 Taipei JinMei Girls High School Marching Band - Silver, 84.1
8 The Duxing Orchestra of Zueyuan Road Primary School - Silver, 80.8
9 Po Leun Kuk Ho Yuk Ching 1984 College Self Discipline Unit - Silver, 76.2
10 Pinglin Junior High School Band, Taiwan - Bronze, 73.3
11 Mingyuan Education Academy Experimental Primary School Drumline, China - Bronze, 69.1

2017 FINALS (December 2, 2017 - Palm Springs, California)
1 Rancho Verde Crimson Regiment, Moreno Valley, California, USA - 92.7
2 Famuta - Fanfarra Municipal de Taubate, Taubate, Brasil - 91.6
3 John North H.S. Blue Star Regiment, Riverside, California, USA - 88.1
4 Ramona H.S. Dynasty Band and Color Guard, Riverside, California, USA - 85.9
5 Mestsky Dechovy Orchestr Cheb, Cheb, Czech Republic - 85.7
6 Fanfarenzug Neustrelitz, Neustrelitz, Germany - 85.0
7 Summit H.S. SkyHawks Marching Regiment, Fontana, California, USA - 81.8
8 Red Swing Low Gryfice, Gryfice, Poland - 81.4

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 Sultan 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 Taubate - 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

Future Dates

WAMSB World Championship
2020: July 29-August 2, Bangkok, Thailand
2021: July 1-4, Rastede, Germany
2022: July, Limerick, Ireland

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.