A popular tradition, marching bands are active daily throughout the Park and in Calgary. The Calgary Stampede Showband is a creative tour de force, performing and acting as Calgary’s musical ambassadors to the world.
A Band of Outriders is a 32-piece ensemble playing everything from pop to western to celebrated soundtracks. Watch for their performances on the Park and prepare to be blown away.
Visiting bands bring local, national and international flair to Stampede Park. Stay up to date with the Calgary Stampede Showband on Facebook.
The marching bands at the Calgary Stampede do a lot more than most people think! In addition to appearing in the Stampede Parade and around the park, be sure to catch all of this year's marching bands at Showbands Live! This annual world-class marching band competition features performers from Calgary and all around the world. Each band presents a unique 15-minute field show choreographed to attention grabbing music - from your favourite broadway musical and classical numbers to rock and jazz standards, to dynamic original compositions.
Call it the world's largest and most musical team sport. At Showbands Live! you'll see upwards of 1,000 young performers giving it their all on the field, competing for a chance to be named Calgary Stampede Champion! Showbands Live! is FREE for all to attend, and we invite you to support the musicians and enjoy some high-calibre marching show band performances. The finals will be capped off by a very special performance from the current defending and four-time World Champion Calgary Stampede Showband.
For more details visit the Visiting Bands Committee page here.