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

Blue Devils clinic coming to Europe

17 July 2018

Do not miss this unique opportunity to get to know the famous American Blue Devils.

The Inaugural Indoor Music Games AGM

12 June 2018

The Inaugural Indoor Music Games AGM was held at Croft House, Sheffield on Saturday 9th June.

New initiative Germany

30 May 2018

On Sunday May 27th, representatives of German corps and DCE partners came together with DCE to talk about the German representation in the new DCE foundation.

Meet our cast

Spirit of 52

Rastede, Germany


Hilversum, Netherlands

Wölper Löwen

Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany

Thurrock Marching Brass

Thurrock, United Kingdom


Mosson - Besana, Italy

Jong Jubal

Dordrecht, Netherlands

Cadence Juniors

Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Vikings Cadets

Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Ireland

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

Become part of DCE Championships 2019

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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