Join the Band!

We are now taking registrations for the 2017-2018 season!

Frequently Asked Questions

CRUB – 2018 – Registration

Join us on September 6, 2017 at 7PM at the Transalta Performing Arts Studio (1302 6  St SE ) to learn all about our groups and what we have to offer! This is an event where prospective parents and students can receive more information from the staff and directors of both the Calgary Round-Up Band and the Calgary Stetson Show Band including costs, schedules, and how to sign up.

Parent Info Night

For more information, email!



47 Responses to Join the Band!

  1. Lisa Dotzler says:

    Hi, What age are your members? When can my son join?

  2. Byjonka Braithwaite says:

    Hello! Do you have the dates for the 2014 registration/ parent info meeting yet?? Please advise. Thank you!

    • Nimrodel Donahue says:

      The next registration nights will be held on August 19 and 26 at the Victoria Park Community Hall. Please see our Join the Band page for full details!

  3. Elli says:

    Will the round up band still be able to go to different places?

  4. Ashli Tetz says:

    I was wondering if it were possible for a band member or a formal band member from Stetsons to apply for a job or volunteer with the Roundup colour guard staff for the season?

  5. Diane Hawreliak says:

    Do I have to register my daughter before or can I register her on the information night?

    • Barry Hensch says:

      No, you are more than welcome at the Parent Information Night without first registering (although we hope you do register!).

  6. Veronica says:

    I was hoping to join, but I’m late. Can I still join? And if so how?

    • Nimrodel Donahue says:

      Yes, you are too late for this season. We will be opening registrations for next season in May – watch the website for details!

  7. emily larson says:

    how much does it cost

  8. Emma randferd says:

    Does my daughter need to try out for this band or can she just sign up?

  9. Ella says:

    How do you get the registration forms in? Mail or do you have to take it somewhere or on the computer?

  10. Andrea Collis says:

    Can you please explain the additional costs (one time or ongoing) as well as fundraising requirements that would be required.

    • The cost for membership fees for the year is $850 – this includes the initial $250 that we ask for in September. The only other cost is for the annual tour and that changes each year depending on the location and duration of the trip. This year we are going to Wyoming and Colorado for 9 days and the trip cost is $1050 per student.

      The only mandatory fundraising requirements that we have are bingos and kinsmen shifts – each student’s family is responsible for working bingo/kinsmen shifts throughout the year. The number of shifts changes depending on the number of students that we have enrolled in the band; this year we required 7 bingo shifts and 1 kinsmen shift. All other fundraising is optional.

  11. Melissa says:

    I was wondering where the practises are held.

  12. Barbara Morton says:

    Where is the weekly practice for the Roundup band?

  13. Barbara Morton says:

    My daughter has a regular camp she goes to in the last week of July. Would the Roundup band be able to accommodate her still having that week in July to go to camp?

    • We typically leave for our tour a few days after Stampede week is done however we haven’t yet confirmed the plans for next summer. In the past few years, we have returned before the last week of July.

  14. Barbara Morton says:

    When is the cut-off date for having registration forms and deposits in? Why is it called a “deposit”? Is it refundable – if so under what conditions?

    • Nimrodel Donahue says:

      We would love to have the forms in early as it helps us with our planning, however we will accept registrations right up until the beginning of September. Because we ask for the deposit cheque to be post dated, if you decide to not join the band before September 1 then your cheque will not be cashed. If you decide after the 1st that the band is not for you then we will be able to give you a partial refund as there are some administrative fees.

  15. Barbara Morton says:

    My daughter wants to join but isn’t sure if she should join on the band side or the colour guard. Can she switch after a period of time if she decides she’d rather be in the other group? Would you suggest she start in band or start in colour guard (she’s a flute player in grade 6).

    • Nimrodel Donahue says:

      If she’s already had some band experience then it would be best for her to start in Colour Guard – if she doesn’t like it after the first few months then she cam switch and it would be easier.

  16. Chris Sheridan says:

    Can students still join if we did not attend the parent information night?

    • Nimrodel Donahue says:

      Absolutely! Just mail your registration form in to the office and we will contact you in August giving you all the information.

  17. My daughter is going into grade 7 but she’s 11. Is 12 the youngest age for registering? Thanks

  18. says:

    Join the Band has been a wonderful opportunity for him to always have something to practice for in his lessons and something to look forward to. It’s great that he had some really challenging material this time too. Thank you.

  19. where do you practice

    • We do not have one specific place that we rehearse. Rehearsals can be anywhere in the city, in the past
      few years we have used Forest Lawn High School, Stampede Park, Henry Wisewood High School just to name a few.

  20. Does the fees for roundup band include an instrument? My daughter is interested in joining and her grandfather will be paying for it.

    • The band only provides marching specific instruments, ie: drums, tubas, melaphones, front ensemble.
      All other instruments can be rented from your school band or Long and Mcquade or St.John’s music.

  21. i really want to joint he band or the color guard and fit all of the requirements can i still join for the 2016/2017 season?

  22. None of the Membership Information for 2016-2017 or the website have the location of the practices. Is it still Forest Lawn High School?

  23. Hi Who may concern,

    My son is 12 years old and my daughter 8 years. May they join the Calgary Round – up Band ?


  24. Benjamin says:

    will the band will still be marching in the winter?
    and also what if a person is in grade 6 but is going into grade 7 in 2 more months can they still sign up and wait?

  25. Tim says:

    Are you allowed to join the band again?

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