The board of DCE, the partners of DCE and the initiators Rob van Koningshoven and Bert van Maaren have come to a joint agreement to continue the European Drum Corps Association under the name of Drum Corps Europe. The new board of the association recognizes the desired need of participants to have a voice in the way the European drum corps activity needs to develop.

We’re also happy to announce that the 2018 European championships will be held in Kerkrade Saturday September 29th.

More information about ticket sales will follow soon. The website of DCE is currently offline untill 1 February due to technical issues.

On the photo, made during the partner meeting last Saturday:
Standing left to right:
Sandra Stephan - German Open
Mark Nicholson - DCUK Board
Mark Basset - European Judges team
Oisin Molloy- IMBA Chairman
Alan Thompson - MPAUK Chairman (DCUK)
Bert van Maaren - New treasurer DCE
Rob van Koningshoven - New chairman DCE
Ralf Eversen - Juliana
Monique Wassink - Jubal
Torsten Wilters - Rasteder Musiktage
Michael Fischer - German Open

kneeling left to right:
Harrold de Raad - Juliana
Joe Fitzpatrick - MPAUK Deputy Chair (DCUK)
Hans Kloppert - Jubal