Need your marching band fix? Here are three chances to see the world famous Calgary Stampede Showband perform this fall!
1. Oct. 24 Calgary Stampeders game vs. the Saskatchewan Roughriders
This Friday, the Showband will do what most marching bands do: perform in the half-time show for a local football team. But the Showband is not like most marching bands, so expect some of the Showband’s unique western flair! The Showband is becoming known for doing performances in the community that bring a lot of people together and support a great cause. Friday’s Pink Power game is in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.
2. Nov. 29 Fort Macleod Santa Claus Parade
The annual Fort Macleod Santa Claus Parade is one of our favourite traditions! Showband members brave the cold and trade their cowboy hats for santa hats to get in the holiday spirit. This parade, which starts at 11am, is definitely worth the drive!
3. Dec. 3 The Optimist Festive Showcase
Each year, the Optimist Club of Calgary hosts an amazing holiday music concert at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium. Featuring performances by the Showband, the Heebee Jeebees, the Calgary Stampede’s Band of Outriders, the Calgary Stetson Show Band and the Calgary Round-Up Band, the Festive Showcase will put you in the holiday mood. Tickets will go on-sale through Ticketmaster soon!