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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

New European Drum Corps organisation EDCA

3 December 2017

This week the board of DCE had a meeting with Rob van Koningshoven and Bert van Maaren, initiators of a new European organisation. It was a very constructive meeting in which DCE made all assets available to help them and make the transition to a new organization as smooth as possible. None of the current board members will be active in the new board of directors.

DCE terminates all current activities

19 October 2017

Dear all,

It is with great regret that we announce today that Drum Corps Europe will terminate all its current activities effective immediately, including DCE Championships, the DMG/DCN competition and Indoor Music Games. This is not a decision that has been made lightly. In the last couple of weeks before and after our very successful DCE Championships the board has had a lot of discussions about the future of DCE.

The Company and Jong Jubal are EMG European Champions 2017

1 October 2017

The Company came out on top after a thrilling Premier Class finals night in Kerkrade.

Meet our cast

The Vikings

Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland



Concord AllStars

Sheffield, United Kingdom



Johan Friso

Middelburg, Netherlands



Ticket sale for DCE Championships 2017 has started 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 organisation to the next DCE Championships. Contact us at info@drumcorpseurope.org.

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