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

2018 DCE Championships logo unveiled

2 August 2018

Drum Corps Europe are delighted to today reveal the logo for the 2018 DCE Championships.

Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble & Vikings Drum Corps Crowned 2018 IMBA Champions.

24 July 2018

hereThe 2018 IMBA Championships took place in Arklow, Co.Wicklow on Sat 21st July in conjunction with Arklow Seabreeze Festival and the Irish Marching Band Association.

Blue Devils Clinics at Irene Ede now open for registration!

20 July 2018

Here we go! You can now enroll in the clinics on 6th and 7th of October 2018 at Showband Irene in Ede, The Netherlands.

Meet our cast


Mosson - Besana, Italy

Blue Diamonds

29336 Nienhagen, Germany

Johan Friso

Middelburg, Netherlands

Diamond Cadets

29336 Nienhagen, Germany

Blue Bandits

Hagenberg, Germany

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

Become part of DCE Championships 2019

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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