Audition for the Showband!
Open auditions for the 2013-2014 season will be held on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Big Four Building on Stampede Park. Check-in will begin at 5:30pm, with auditions beginning at 6:00pm.
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 prior to the Stampede Ten Day Festival at the beginning of July, with their membership beginning at the first rehearsal on September 3, 2013
For more information regarding the audition process, please feel free to contact us at either 403.261.9322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please register for the audition night by filling in your information at the Join The Band link on the left side of this page, and adding "Stampede Showband Audition Registration" in the comments field. Drop in auditions are pefectly acceptable, so registration is not required, however registering will speed up the check in process.
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!”