Board members Hans Wansink and Marco Janssen will be leaving the board of Drum Corps Europe. Both were active in the organisation for many years.

Marco Janssen was a co-founder of Drum Corps Europe in 2000 and has since been the secretary of the organisation. Hans Wansink joined the European drum corps organisation in 2004 as Finance Manager. Both have decided to leave to their drum corps career behind them. “With a family, my own business and DCE, it is becoming increasingly difficult to divide my time”, Janssen admits. “Now that the business requires more and more time, unfortunately I can't combine the two anymore. It pains me to say farewell, because DCE is an organisation with fantastic people, whom I have had an incredible amount of fun working with.”

“I am delighted to have had the privilege to be part of an organisation that has put the drum corps activity on the map again in Europe,” said board member Wansink. “Nevertheless, I think it is time to call it a day now, although I will still be busy finalising things for some time. I have always experienced the no-nonsense mentality within the board as very pleasant. This is one of the strong points of the organisation.”

The board of DCE would like to thank Hans and Marco for all the work and the time they have devoted to the organisation.