Calgary Stampede Parade Show Band Award Winners

Calgary – Calgary Stampede Parade show band participants performed today in front of a live audience of approximately 200,000 people, in addition to countless others watching on television and online.  What a memorable performance it was!

Fifteen of the world’s best show bands competed for six titles and prize money.

Show bands merge musical elements, dance and choreography, and present world-class musical and visual performances.  They are judged, out of a possible score of 100, on a number of elements including: what is heard (music), what is seen (visual), and the overall impact of the program’s visual and musical design.

“Bands are evaluated based on a number of different criteria,” explains Mayne Root, Chair, Parade Committee.  “Judges pay attention to very minute aspects, which the casual listener may not pick-up, such as tone, intonation, rhythm, and tempo,” he adds.  Bands that present a compelling performance and visual design, as well as bands that carefully synchronize their movements, achieve top marks.    

The Calgary Stampede Parade Committee is excited to announce the following winners of the 2015 Calgary Stampede Parade band competition, as selected by the Calgary Stampede Parade judges:

Best Overall Band:  Calgary Stetson Show Band (90.38)

Best Canadian Band:  Calgary Stetson Show Band (90.38)

Best Senior Band:  Calgary Stetson Show Band (90.38)

Best Junior Band:  Calgary Round Up Band (85.88)

Best Pipe Band:  Calgary Police Pipe Band (83.63)

Best Band Auxiliary:  Red Deer Royals Marching Show Band (84.0 – Auxiliary Mark Only)

It is never too early to plan next year’s application.  Visit www.calgarystampedeparade.com. 

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About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

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For more  information, please contact:

Keith Marlowe,

Media Coordinator – Calgary Stampede Parade Committee

P 403.260.9632

C 587.435.4580

E mediacoordinator@calgarystampedeparade.com