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.

La vente de billets pour DCE 2016 débute lundi

30 April 2017

La vente de billets pour les championnats européens de DCE débutera lundi à 21 heure, heure de Paris (HEC). Nous savons par expérience que les billets se vendront de manière incroyablement rapide, dans les premières heures, alors soyez à l'heure si vous voulez vous procurer une place au milieu du stand.

La vente des billets pour DCE vient de débuter pour les membres VIP

24 April 2017

La vente des billets pour les membres VIP vient de débuter. Les membres VIP peuvent commander des billets avant la mise en vente générale dès le 1er mai. Vous n’êtes pas encore membre VIP? Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant et offrez-vous les meilleures places au Stade Parkstad Limburg de Kerkrade le 24 septembre!

Meet our cast


Mosson - Besana, Italy

Clondalkin Youth Band

Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

The Company

Stanfree, United Kingdom

Kidsgrove Scouts

Kidsgrove, United Kingdom


Bad Münder, Germany

Spirit of 52

Rastede, Germany

Blue Diamonds

29336 Nienhagen, Germany

Storman Magic Marchingband

Bad Oldesloe, 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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