24 October 2016
Juliana from Middelburg will host the Dutch leg of the Indoor Music Games and SoundSport series next year, which will be held on Saturday the 22nd of April. The Corps will take over the organisation of the show from Drum Corps Europe.
The Indoor Music Games consist of a series of indoor events for performance ensembles, marching bands, show corps, indoor percussion groups and other ensembles. In cooperation with Drum Corps International and national partners in Europe, indoor events will be held in four countries between February and May.
Last year, the Indoor Music Games made its debut in Middelburg, and was co-hosted by Juliana and Drum Corps Europe. This time, the organisation is entirely in the hands of Juliana, with DCE providing the judging panel. “The cooperation was excellent last year,” said Edwin Baars from Juliana. “We received a lot of positive feedback from both participants and spectators after the event. So it was a successful test, which we will build on.” The Indoor Music Games will be combined with the now familiar presentation evening of the corps from Middelburg.
Drum Corps Europe are also pleased with the progress of the event. “The Indoor Music Games and SoundSport are a wonderful stage for indoor groups, new corps and smaller ensembles to present themselves to an audience,” explains IMG coordinator Andy Hewlett. “The emphasis is on entertainment, and in contrast to the summer season, the competition is less prominent. The collaboration with Juliana was excellent which is why we are very happy to return to Middelburg.”
Aside from the Dutch Indoor Music Games on Saturday the 22nd of April, there are also competitions in Dublin (Ireland – 18th February), Glasgow (Scotland, 25th March), Lydney (England – 8th April) and Essex (England - 6th May). Registration for all events commences on 1st November.