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Calgary Citadel Band in 1892

Glenmore Temple Band Celebrates 125 Years of Making Music


This year is a pretty big one for the Glenmore Temple Band as they are celebrating their 125th anniversary. Formed in 1892, the band has been providing Calgary with music at community events, seniors’ residences, worship services, the Stampede Parade, and at Salvation Army Christmas Kettles.

In fact, Glenmore Temple Band is the longest participating band in the Calgary Stampede Parade, having only been absent from three parades in 105 years. Today the band is made up of 37 volunteer musicians ranging in age […]

The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band

Oshawa Temple Band Visits Alberta


Celebrating their 130th anniversary this year, The Salvation Army Oshawa Temple Band made a visit to Alberta where they performed five concerts in just three days!

The tour began with a stop at Banff’s Central Park surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Locals and tourists alike popped by and threw down blankets on the grass to take in the performance.

The next stop was Calgary’s Heritage Park where the band performed as part of The Salvation Army’s annual Donut Day festivities. The sun was […]

Stampede Parade 2015

Participating in the Stampede Parade is a Summer Tradition


On a beautiful, sunny Friday in July, the Glenmore Temple Band marched in its 101st Calgary Stampede Parade!  New Glenmore Temple Corps Officers, Majors Guy and Donna Simms, had arrived in Calgary just days earlier to learn that their first Stampede experience would have them in the parade – not just watching it! “This is so exciting,” mused Major Donna, “We get to see over 200,000 people today in the streets of downtown Calgary.” Both Majors were also taking the ‘welcome […]

Salvation Army Band

Salvation Army Band Celebrates 100 Years Marching In Parade


Salvation Army band members beamed with excitement as they loaded a school bus bright and early Friday morning, July 4, 2014. This day would mark a major milestone for The Salvation Army Band, as they would celebrate 100 years of marching in the Calgary Stampede Parade.

The weather was perfect; clear skies and warm temperatures accompanied the band along the 4.5 kilometre parade route. Thousands of onlookers cheered on the band as they marched in the world famous parade.

“I counted the […]