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World Association of Marching Showbands

July 6-8, 2019 | Free with Park Admission

From pitch perfect music, spectacular choreography, and unbreakable team spirit, see firsthand what it takes to be a World Champion marching band during Stampede 2019. 


Travelling from as far away as Nigeria, Mexico, Taiwan and Germany, more than twenty of the best showbands in the business – all comprised of gifted youth musicians – will be gathering at Stampede Park to showcase their coordination, unique style and talent during the World Association of Marching Showband's 2019 World Championship.


Over the course of the weekend of July 6-8, events will be happening all day, including rehearsals, drumline battles, parade competitions, all leading up to the World Championship final on Monday, July 8.

Drumline Battle

The Steps | July 5: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Competitors will faceoff two at a time, battling against one another in an ultimate drumline showdown. As other band members surround to cheer them on, the judges’ watch for technique and showmanship. This competition spotlights a drumline’s unique talents and creativity, as well as their ability to move a crowd.

Parade Competition

Scotiabank Saddledome | July 7: 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

This event is a competition of precision and technique – in this unique circuit style performance, ensembles from around the world perform intricate maneuvers through a closed parade route. Often, they’ll incorporate difficult embellishments that highlight their unique style and skills.

The World Championship Final

Scotiabank Saddledome | July 6, 7, 8: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Taking over the Scotiabank Saddledome, this headline event features marching bands from across the globe. Each competitive group brings their unique international style and culture to the activity. Come watch as these groups compete to win the World Association of Marching Showbands World Championship Flag!

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