The Marching Showband Classic is an annual event put on by the Red Deer Community Band Society. Previously known as "The Festival of Champions", the Marching Showband Classic showcases the musical and athletic talent of Alberta's youth. Hosting bands from all around Alberta, this event is a day for Central Alberta to enjoy world-class entertainment.
The Marching Showband Classic is held at the Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School sports field on the first weekend of June. With over 1,000 performers, raffles, a silent auction, and food trucks, this event is fun for the whole family!
Performing bands include the Red Deer Royals, Calgary Stampede Showband, Calgary Stetson Showband, Calgary Round-Up Band, and the Band of Outriders.