Drum Corps Europe is very pleased to announce a new board member: Mark Gjaltema.

Mark was 35 years active in various showbands and drum corps. The last 6 years he was Caption Head Visual with Spirit of 52 from Rastede, Germany.

Mark will for fill the role as board member Technical Affairs.

He will be the linking pin between the board of DCE and staff members of corps and the judges team.

With Mark these groups has a voice in DCE’s board.

Another important fact is that Mark is much younger than the current board.

They welcome “new blood” in the board, which is important for the continuity of the organization.

Mark is Dutch from origin, but lives and works now in Rastede, Germany.

We wish Mark a lot of success and many joyful years within the Drum Corps Europe family!

Background Mark Gjaltema.

  • 1983 t/m 1990 = Percussion - Showband Oranje – Grootegast (NL)
  • 1990 t/m 2000 = Percussion/Brass - Showband Marum (NL)
  • 2001 = Brass – Beatrix‘ drum & bugle corps Hilversum (NL)
  • 2002 t/m 2005 = Visual Head – Marchingband DAP Apeldoorn (NL)
  • 2006 t/m 2011 = Percussion/Brass/Staff Beatrix‘ drum & bugle corps Hilversum (NL)
  • 2012 t/m 2018 = Visual Head – Spirit of 52 – Rastede (Dld)

DCE Finals Finalist:

  • 2003 t/m 2005 – DAP Apeldoorn
  • 2006 t/m 2011 – Beatrix‘ drum&buglecorps
  • 2012 t/m 2018 – Spirit of 52 Rastede

Mark was active in Germany as show designer / Brass- & Visual Instructor at various corps and

as a Clinician for Marching/Visual Workshops.