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Welcome to the home of the European and Indoor Music Games.

Drum Corps Europe has two types of events that they host among with their national partners, the Indoor Music Games and the European Music Games. On the last Saturday of September, they organise the DCE European Championships.

Indoor Music Games

Each show will feature two categories, firstly the DCI SoundSport category, followed by the Indoor Music Games. Both formats are aimed at encouraging new or former bands/corps to form/reform and get involved in the activity, at a level that is more achievable at this point in time. It can also be used by groups who are going through a rebuilding process as the demands of this type of contest are less than that of the normal marching band/drum corps competition.

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European Music Games

The European Music Games are show competitions that are held every summer in various European countries. American-oriented show corps, drum & bugle corps, but also more traditional corps go head-to-head with each other in a competition. They bring innovating shows that consist of an energetic combination of music, dance and choreography. The avid musicians bring out the best of themselves in front of an expert judging panel and enthusiastic spectators.

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DCE Championships

The DCE European Championships are the highlight of the European Music Games. The best corps from all of Europe go head-to-head to win the European titles in the Premier Class (all ages) and the Junior Class (up to 16 years old). The European Championships take place every year on the last Saturday of September.

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Latest news

DCE terminates all current activities

19 October 2017

Dear all,

It is with great regret that we announce today that Drum Corps Europe will terminate all its current activities effective immediately, including DCE Championships, the DMG/DCN competition and Indoor Music Games. This is not a decision that has been made lightly. In the last couple of weeks before and after our very successful DCE Championships the board has had a lot of discussions about the future of DCE.

The Company and Jong Jubal are EMG European Champions 2017

1 October 2017

The Company came out on top after a thrilling Premier Class finals night in Kerkrade.

Live webcast of the DCE European Championships

28 September 2017

DCE will broadcast this year's Championships live on the internet. The webcast can be watched free of charge, however DCE hopes that fans will support the webcast by donating.

Meet our cast

Kadoudal

Quiberon, France



Juliana

Middelburg, Netherlands



Clondalkin Youth Band

Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, Ireland



Liberty

Upton, United Kingdom



Spirit of 52

Rastede, Germany



Blue Bandits

Hagenberg, Germany



The Vikings

Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland



Clonmel Bluehawks

Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Ireland



Ticket sale for DCE Championships 2017 has started 1 May 2017 9pm CEST / 8pm GMT.

Become part of DCE Championships 2018

Make sure to have all the information available to attend with your organisation to the next DCE Championships. Contact us at info@drumcorpseurope.org.

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