The Calgary Round-Up Band is one of Canada’s oldest and finest junior high school marching band and performing arts ensembles. Founded in 1956 by the Calgary Police Service, the Calgary Round-Up Band has provided Calgary-area youth with training in both music and dance accompanied by a strong sense of self-discipline for over fifty years.
The band travels nationally or internationally each summer to promote its program and the city of Calgary. Additionally, the group performs annually in numerous events such as the Calgary Stampede Parade, Banff Canada Day Parade and Music ‘N Motion, a spring exhibition held annually in Calgary.
As a marching ensemble, Round-Up Band combines music with movement to produce an unforgettable experience for members and audiences alike. This program provides opportunities to develop musical skills in a unique, fun and exciting performance-based atmosphere.
The field show is the primary focus of rehearsals throughout the year. It is the telling of a story conveyed by instrumentalists and dancers through the use of drill formations, music and visual pageantry. Every year a new field show is performed, providing the students with an unforgettable experience that is uniquely personal.