The Heartliner will not be entering contests in Europe next year. “We are drum corps people, so it was a tough decision”, states the corps from Ludwigshafen - Germany.

The Heartliner had big plans for 2015, including increasing their fame in the region (by starting up a youth division, Heartliner Junior, among other things) and a big media project that should start soon. However, the plans are complicated by the huge explosion on 23rd October at BASF, which caused a lot of damage to the corps’ corps home and equipment of the corps.

For the foreseeable future, the association will be working on the reconstruction of the clubhouse. “This is time that can’t be spent preparing for contests,” Corps Director Uwe Baum explains. “Everything is geared to getting back on our feet and making a successful comeback on the contest fields. We will be back.”