Can you believe it’s almost over?? It’s amazing how quickly these 10 days fly by – you grab a corndog, catch the rodeo and chucks, see a show or two and, before you know it, it’s the second Sunday!!
Most of our visiting bands are starting to pack up their equipment and make their way home – we’ve even closed up shop at our Visiting Bands Committee office in the school where all the bands stay during Stampede week. Would you believe that two of our committee members actually LIVE at the school during Stampede? Talk about the ultimate hosts! And they do an amazing job of making sure everyone is happy and safe…it’s that kind of dedication that makes Stampede volunteers so special.
Our bands performed all over the City this week – from Caravan breakfasts, to Rope Square, to right on Stampede Park. And they were fantastic (be sure to check out the photos below)! They played and marched their hearts out, and they did it in some crazy weather! Plus 30 in the blazing sun or intense winds and heavy rain – these bands never failed to please. We’re so grateful they were able to join us for the Calgary Stampede, and we thank them for the great entertainment and new friendships.
We hope they all have the chance to join us in 2011 when the Stampede will host the Mid-America Competing Band Directors Association (MACBDA), which will mean more bands and more intense competition for Showbands Live!
If you’re looking for some performances today:
“Bands Around Town” – Day 8
Britannia Plaza Caravan – Calgary Stetson Show Band
Sunridge Mall Caravan – Calgary Round-Up Band
On Park – Calgary Stetson Show Band