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 orginize 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, 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 European 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

First judged experience for Showband Axel in Middelburg

7 mei 2017

Last Saturday in Middelburg I had the chance to be present to the first judged performance of the Showband Axel (Axel, The Netherlands) inside the SoundSport/IMG circuit. We've decided to interview Marco van Ham, brass & show instructor of Showband Axel, in order to know better this new Dutch ensemble.

Saturday 6th may 2017: The first IMG/Soundsport Essex England

5 mei 2017

2 weeks past that we had IMG/Soundsport Middelburg, now it is time to cross the Canal back
to England, Basildon Essex will be the next place to be for the IMG/Soundsport competition

DCE Championships tickets are selling fast

1 mei 2017

Drum Corps fans have logged on in their thousands to buy tickets for DCE Championships

Meet our cast

Johan Friso

Middelburg, Netherlands

The Company

Stanfree, United Kingdom

Thurrock Marching Brass

Thurrock, United Kingdom


Bad Münder, Germany

Kidsgrove Scouts

Kidsgrove, United Kingdom

Spirit of 52

Rastede, Germany

Inbhear Mór

Arklow, Ireland

Ticket sale for DCE Championships 2017 will start 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 corps to the next DCE Championships. Contact us at info@drumcorpseurope.org.

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