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

DCUK Championships will be broadcasted live for free

21 September 2017

The 2017 British Drum Corps Championships are now less than two days away, and they have some exciting news from their on-line video portal - UK Fan Network. This Saturday they will be live from the Select Security Stadium in Widnes, bringing you a full day of Drum Corps to your homes, for free! DCUK and UKFN are excited to be able to bring you another live webcast - only this year we’re bigger and better.

Drum Corps United Kingdom Hall of Fame

18 September 2017

Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to announce  its Hall of Fame  as a way of honouring the legends of the activity ensuring they are remembered for the impressions they have left.

The original vehicle for recognising the great work of individuals and their contributions to the Drum Corps Activity was the DCUK Fellowship, which began in 1985 and since 18 people have been honoured and they have automatically been inducted into the new Hall of Fame

38th British Drum Corps Championships

14 September 2017

On Saturday 23rd September the 38th British Drum Corps Championships is being held at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire


Meet our cast

Clondalkin Youth Band

Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, Ireland


Zwijndrecht, Netherlands


Quiberon, France


Zwevegem, Belgium


Upton, United Kingdom

Concord AllStars

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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

Become part of DCE Championships 2018

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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