Showcasing the Forces

Canadian Forces bands and demonstration teams that perform at special events and ceremonies. Performance schedules and booking information. How we engage with the community.


Services and information


The Snowbirds’ performance schedule, squadron members, honorary appointments and booking information.

CF-18 Demonstration Team

The CF-18 Demo Team’s performance schedule, team members and booking information.

Ceremonial Guard

Schedules for Fortissimo and the Changing of the Guard, and how to join the Ceremonial Guard.


The parachute team’s performance schedule, booking information, team members and application process.

Canadian Forces music

Military Forces bands, official marches and ceremonial music. Find a job as a Forces musician.

Canadian Forces Artists Program

Today's artists record military history for future generations.

Canadian Forces museums

Searchable directory of accredited military museums open to the public across Canada.

Community engagement

So many ways to engage with the Canadian Forces.

Honorary military appointments

Promenent Canadians appointed as ambassadors to the public.

The Maple Leaf

Stories about the Canadian Forces and the Defence Team that supports them

Write to the troops

Write to the men and women of the Canadian Forces.


Meet the Snowbirds Deputy Crew Chief

Master Corporal Russel Egler, Deputy Crew Chief of the Snowbirds, answers as many questions as he can in 60 seconds.

Fortissimo military concert

July 19 to 21 at 7 pm on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Free admission.

This saxophonist believes in what he does

Sergeant McKinnon talks about his experience as the principle saxophonist of the Governor General’s Foot Guard’s band.

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