Audition For Showband

Audition for the Showband!

Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will be held on Winds and Percussion: Saturday, May 27, 2017, Colourguard and Dancers: Monday, May 29, 2017 and All Auditionees must attend: Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Auditionees are required to attend both days.

Audition Schedule is as follows:

Brass Auditions: Saturday May 27, 9am-12pm at TransAlta Performing Arts Studios

Woodwind Auditions: Saturday May 27, 1pm-4pm at TransAlta Performing Arts Studios

Percussion Auditions: Saturday May 27, 5pm-8pm at TransAlta Performing Arts Studios

Guard and Dancer Auditions: Monday May 29, 6pm-9pm at TransAlta Performing Arts Studios

Joint Audition with the 2017 Showband for all:Tuesday May 30, 6pm-9pm at Big Four Building on Stampede Park

The TransAlta Performing Arts Studios is located at 1302 6th Street SE.

Auditions require each individual to prepare several short excerpts and exercises in advance. All audition material is found at the bottom of this page.

Successful candidates will be notified before July 17, 2017, with their membership beginning at the first rehearsal in September 2017.

For more information regarding the audition process or if you are unable to attend auditions, please feel free to contact us at either 403.261.0277 or


Membership in the Stampede Showband is open students between the ages of 16 and 21 from Calgary and the surrounding area. Students should have past musical or dance experience, however marching experience is not necessary. Members must have a strong desire to further develop their musical skills and showmanship.

What’s it really like?

Here’s what current and past band members have to say about their experiences with the Stampede Showband:

“There’s nothing better than Stampede Week. Sure, it’s more demanding than anything you’ve ever experienced, but it’s also a lot of fun!”

“This band has taught me to take risks, and to believe in things greater than myself.”

“Few things in my life have given me greater pleasure than representing the Stampede as a member of the Stampede Showband. I’ve been out of the band for three years and I’m still proud to be associated with such an exceptional group of people.”

“The instructors really understand what you go through as a band member – they were all members themselves!”

Audition Registration

Please register for the audition night by filling in your information at the link above or at this link. Drop in auditions are pefectly acceptable, so registration is not required, however registering will speed up the check in process.  If for any reason you can't attend the audition, but are interested in the Calgary Stampede Showband, please email Robin Fulbrook at to make alternate arrangements.


 Audition Material 

Updated audition packages will be available in the the Spring of 2017.  The packages below are for reference only.