Drum Corps Europe are happy to announce the participants for DCE Championships 2017. 21 corps representing five countries appear on the list published by DCE today.

Five corps are taking part in Junior Class and sixteen in the Premier Class. The maximum number that can be entered in to the event is 22, which leaves one place still open for registration.

Rob Beeren of Drum Corps Europe said "The board are delighted to see the entire top 5 in Junior Class and the majority of the top 10 in Premier Class taking part. We are particularly happy to welcome the first time entrants and have Beatrix back in the contest again. Also a warm welcome back to Heartliner, that are back at DCE Championships after an explosion in their housing 2 years ago."

Beatrix are one of 7 wild card entrants, which also include Beeches Performance Ensemble, Blue Diamonds Drum & Bugle Corps, Heartliner, Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble, Revolution and The Vikings.

The DCE Championships will take place on September 30th 2017 in Parkstad Limburg Stadium, Kerkrade, Netherlands. Tickets go on sale on May 1st 2017.

The full list of participants:

Junior Class:

Diamond Cadets (DE)
Jong Beatrix (NL)
Jong Jubal (NL)
Johan Friso (NL)
Jong-Holland Junioren (NL)

Premier Class:

Beatrix (NL)
Beeches Performance Ensemble (UK)
Blue Diamonds (DE)
Cadence (UK)
Heartliner (DE)
Inbhear Mor Performance Ensemble (IE)
Jubal (NL)
Juliana (NL)
Kidsgrove Scouts (UK)
Revolution (UK)
Spirit of 52 (DE)
Starriders (DE)
The Company Performance Ensemble (UK)
Unity (IT)
Vikings Drum Corps (IE)
Wölper Löwen (DE)