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Calgary Stampede

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Calgary Stampede Parade
Friday, July 7, 2017
9:00 AM

Showbands Live Prelims
Sunday, July 9, 2017
3:30 PM
McMahon Stadium

Showbands Live Finals
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6:00 PM
McMahon Stadium

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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, request an application from Herb Twittey at the Visiting Bands Office.

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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. Perhaps best of all, the Calgary Stampede awards $34,000 in prize money to marching bands competing in the parade and the indoor showband event. The Stampede is already billed as "The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth" and the centennial celebration in 2012 was even bigger and better.

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 found 2012 to be extra special when Stampede hosted the World Association of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB) World Championships in conjunction with the centennial celebration. The WAMSB World Championships are scheduled to return to Calgary during Stampede in 2019.

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

• Free gym style 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
• Large amounts of prize money: $18,000 for the Calgary Stampede Parade and $16,000 for Showbands Live
• 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.

2017 Calgary Stampede Parade Results

Calgary Stampede Parade Photos
SENIOR BAND
89.50 Cotter High School Marching Band, Winona, MN, USA
85.25 Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band, Red Deer, AB
84.49 Tian Guo Marching Band, Canada/USA
81.01 The Salvation Army Glenmore Temple Band, Calgary, AB
75.50 Queen's Band, Kingston, ON

JUNIOR BAND
86.50 Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, AB
80.68 Royal Hospital School Band, Holbrook, Suffolk, England
76.63 Marching Band les Seigneuries, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, QC

SENIOR PIPE BAND
83.13 Calgary Police Service Pipe Band, Calgary, AB
80.84 Calgary Fire Dept. Pipes & Drums, Calgary, AB

JUNIOR PIPE BAND
81.17 Sutherland Schools Pipe Band, Golspie, Scotland

EXHIBITION
Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, AB

Best Senior Band: Cotter High School Marching Band, Winona, Minnesota, USA

Best Junior Band: Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Best Pipe Band: Calgary Police Pipe Band, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Best Auxiliary: Cotter High School Marching Band, Winona, Minnesota, USA

Best Overall Band: Cotter High School Marching Band, Winona, Minnesota, USA

2017 Showbands Live Results

FINALS
89.36 Calgary Stetson Show Band, Calgary, AB
83.36 Red Deer Royals, Red Deer, AB
83.29 Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, AB

EXHIBITION
Band of Outriders, Calgary, AB
Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, AB
Sutherland Schools Pipe Band, Golspie, Scotland

PRELIMS
87.22 Calgary Stetson Show Band, Calgary, AB
82.29 Red Deer Royals, Red Deer, AB
82.07 Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, AB

EXHIBITION
Band of Outriders, Calgary, AB
Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, AB
Marching Band les Seigneuries, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, QC

2017 Participating Bands

As of June 1, 2017

Calgary Fire Pipes and Drums, Calgary, AB
Calgary Police Service Pipe Band, Calgary, AB
Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, AB
Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, AB
Calgary Stetson Show Band, Calgary, AB
Canada 150 Massed Pipe Band, Canada
Cotter High School Marching Band, Winona, MN, USA
Cranbrook Bugle Band, Cranbrook, BC
Marching Band les Seigneuries, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, QC
Queen's Bands, Kingston, ON
Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band, Red Deer, AB
Royal Hospital School Band, Holbrook, Suffolk, England
The Salvation Army Glenmore Temple Band, Calgary, AB
Sutherland Schools Pipe Band, Golspie, Scotland
Tian Guo Marching Band, Canada/USA

2017 Showbands Live Schedule

PRELIMS - Sunday, July 9
2:30 Doors open to public
3:30 Welcome and Announcements
3:35 *Calgary Fiddlers
4:00 Marching Band les Seigneuries, St-Pierre-les-Becquets, QC
4:20 Calgary Round-Up Band, Calgary, AB
4:40 Intermission
5:00 Red Deer Royals, Red Deer, AB
5:20 Calgary Stetson Show Band, Calgary, AB
5:40 *Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, AB
6:00 *Band of Outriders, Calgary, AB
6:20 Announcement of Scores

6:45 O Canada Rehearsal - All bands

* Performing in exhibition

FINALS - Tuesday, July 11
5:30 Doors open to public
6:00 Welcome and Announcements
6:05 *Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary, AB
6:25 *Calgary Fiddlers
6:45 Intermission
7:15 *Sutherland Schools Pipe Band, Golspie, Scotland
7:35 Third Place Band
7:55 Intermission
8:15 Second Place Band
8:35 First Place Band
8:55 *Band of Outriders, Calgary, AB
9:15 Retreat/Awards
9:45 O Canada Mass Band
FIREWORKS!

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 7-16, 2017
July 6-15, 2018
July 5-14, 2019

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 get an application or request an application from Herb Twittey at the Visiting Bands Office.



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