Frequently Asked Questions
Summer Like No Other starts on April 13 and ends after Stampede week in July, with a possible extension depending on tour planning. Tour information is always given out as early as possible in the year.
April 13 – June 29
Wednesday evenings from 6:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
1 weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday) from 8:15 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June 30 – July 8
Daily rehearsals from 8:40 a.m. – 5 p.m.
However, it is our policy that school and music functions and school exams must take priority over marching band activities.
Each week, parents will receive an email with rehearsal locations and schedules a few days prior.
All of these locations are within a ~5 minute walk from one another, and are right next to 2 C-Train stations: Victoria Park Stampede Station and Erlton Stampede Station. Free parking access will be provided as needed.
Students should show up with their instrument/equipment, athletic clothes/shoes, a water bottle, a face mask, and a backpack, along with a packed lunch on band camps.
Wind players are to bring music stands, music binders and a pencil, along with instrument-specific needs like reeds, neckstraps, etc.
What COVID-19 safety measures will be in place?
The Round-Up and Stetsons Bands provide the following instruments due to them being unique to marching bands:
contras, baritones, mellophones (for tuba, euphonium and French horn musicians)
percussion instruments and equipment
All other instruments are to be provided by the member, whether they are personally owned or rented from their school board or another institution.
A field show is a high-energy performance that portrays a story or theme through music, movement and choreography. Each year, a different theme is chosen to provide audiences and members alike with a unique performance experience.
Check out an example of a previous field show here!
Program fees are split into the following:
Rehearsal fees (required): $599 + 6 bingo shifts
Tour fees: Details for a tour will be confirmed on March 2, but tour fees are estimated to be about $1800. Members are allowed to opt out of band tours.
Optional member-motivated fundraising will be provided to help offset the cost of tour fees.
To help offset high costs of the program, each member of Summer Like No Other is required to fulfill 6 bingo credits under their name by the end of the season.
For 1 volunteer, a 4-hour bingo shift for 1 fulfills one (1) credit, while an 8 hour double bingo shift fulfills two (2) credits.
Bingo volunteers need to be 18 or older, and will be provided training on site for tasks such as selling various games, verifying bingo calls, and managing sales. Volunteers typically sign up for all of their shifts as early as possible to ensure choice in spots, and shifts can take place in the Grey Eagle Casino, the Bingo Palace and the Bingo Barn.
Demerits will be given to the bands if volunteers fail to show up or fail to follow each hall’s rules, so communicating with coordinators and waitlist volunteers are important.
If you’re interested, we are holding Parent Info Nights for parents and guardians to meet our staff, learn more specifics about the program and get all of your questions answered!
If you are unable to attend, but are still interested in learning more, please fill out this form so we can reach out and brief you at your own time.
Updates for Summer Like No Other will be provided on the Facebook page, facebook.com/SummerLikeNoOther.