Drum Corps Europe

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Drum Corps Europe is the international organization that regulates the European drum corps activity. Akin to its American counterpart and predecessor Drum Corps International, every year, Drum Corps Europe organizes its European Drum Corps Championships, with corps from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Italy, and other countries. The 2012 Championships were held on September 29 in the Parkstad Limburg Stadion, Kerkrade, Netherlands with The Company winning Premier Class and Jong Jubal winning Junior Class.

The drum corps activity in Europe does not have as large of a following or as many competing corps as that in the United States, but for the job of organizing competitions across multiple nations Drum Corps Europe performs its duties effectively. In 2006, they announced that they will closely cooperate with other drum corps organisations in Europe, from the Netherlands, France, Germany and the United kingdom. There are plans to come to one European judging manual and judging training. In addition to hosting competitions with European corps, DCE has welcomed the occasional American corps to participate in European competitions, most recently the Blue Devils in 2005.

Corps[edit]

Corps competing in DCE and its affiliated European Music Games League circuits, 2012: Premier Class:

  • Academy'x / Tours, France
  • Beatrix / Hilversum, Netherlands
  • Beeches / Great Barr, United Kingdom
  • Besana Secutores / Besana in Brianza, Italy
  • Black Knights / Gravesend, United Kingdom
  • Black Panthers / Osnabruck, Germany
  • Blue Bandits / Hagenberg, Germany
  • Cadence / Reading, United Kingdom
  • Celtic Crusaders / Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
  • Clondalkin Youth Band / Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Clonmel Bluehawks / Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Con Spirito / Joure, Netherlands
  • East Coast Elite / Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
  • Harpe Davids / Zoetermeer, Netherlands
  • Heartliner / Ludwigshafen, Germany
  • Inbhear Mor Marchers / Arklow, Ireland
  • Jubal / Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Juliana / Middelburg, Netherlands
  • Jong-Holland / Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
  • Kidsgrove Scouts / Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
  • Mosson / Mosson Vicenza, Italy
  • Nexus / Biggleswade & Bedford, United Kingdom
  • Pacemakers / St. Mary Cray, United Kingdom
  • Phantom Knights / Warwickshire, United Kingdom
  • Poynton Commodores / Poynton, United Kingdom
  • Red Stars / Hann. Munden, Germany
  • Revolution / Queensbury, United Kingdom
  • Showband Rastede / Rastede, Germany
  • Showkorps Evolution / Hazebrouck, France
  • Spirit Of Coventry / Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Staffordshire Knights / Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
  • Starriders / Bad Münder, Germany
  • Tallaght Festival Band / Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Tallaght YB Marching Vikings / Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Tambourijnen / Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • The Company / Barnsley, United Kingdom
  • The Sixth / Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom
  • Wolper Lowen Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany

Junior Class:

  • 37th Kingswood Cadets / Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Athlone Town Youth Marching Band / Athlone, Ireland
  • Black Knights Cadets / Gravesend, United Kingdom
  • Cadence Cadets / Reading, United Kingdom
  • Cadence Juniors / Reading, United Kingdom
  • Concord All Stars / Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Joan Friso / Middelburg, Netherlands
  • Jong Beatrix / Hilversum, Netherlands
  • Jong Juba l/ Jong Jubal
  • Jong-Holland Junioren / Zwijndrecht, Netherlands
  • Juniorenkorps Die Tambourijnen / Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Kadoudal / Quiberon, France
  • Kidsgrove Scouts Juniors / Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
  • Ravens Drum & Bugle Corp / Althlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
  • Showband Rastede Youngsters / Rastede, Germany
  • Starriders Cadets / Bad Münder, Germany
  • Tallaght Youth Band Cadets / Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • Thurrock Marching Brass / Thurrock, United Kingdom

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