Grande Prairie Marching Band are coming to Ireland.
We're delighted to announce that the Grande Prairie Marching Band from Alberta, Canada will be attending our inaugural Celtic Horizon Band Festival this July!
The Grande Prairie Marching Band can trace it's roots as far back as 1916. A community band that has operated under the name of The Grande Prairie Band and was the starting point for the Composite High School Band and Orchestra.
Like many community bands around the world, the band has had many ups and downs throughout the years, but under the direction of Mike Townsend (Vice-President, World Association Of Marching Show Bands (WAMSB), and more recently under Chris Gallagher, they have been a staple in local parades and community events.
The Grande Prairie Marching Band is a non-profit, community band that is sponsored by the City of Grande Prairie. It is open to community members from all walks of life.