The Company Prolongs European Title
More than 2,500 drum corps fans in the packed stand of the Parkstad Limburg Stadium were treated with some unbelievable drum corps action. While The Company took the title with quite a margin, the Kidsgrove Scouts appeared to be the crowd’s favourite corps. Their ‘Valley of the Kings’ resulted in several standing ovations during their performance.
For the first time ever, there was an all British top three at the European Championships. With a show entitled ‘Trapped’, the Black Knights ended in third place which is the highest placement ever for them at DCE (85.35). Jubal ended in 5th place in the Prelims, but passed Juliana in Finals. “Stairway’ brought them into 4th position (83.05), while Juliana scored 82.80 points, and came 5th.
Beatrix became 6th (80.55), Starriders 7th (75.40), Commodores 8th (74.35), Besana Secutores 9th (70.45) and Showband Rastede 10th (69.95). Finals scores can be found in the scores section. Recaps are downloadable at www.drumcorpseurope.org
Jong Jubal are the new 2012 DCE Junior Class champions. Kadoudal came in second, moving up from 3rd place last year. Ravens did really well and managed to reach the top three. It was an international battle in Junior Class, with six corps from four different countries (Ireland, UK, The Netherlands and France). Jong Jubal from The Netherlands had the strongest show which scored 81.70. Kadoudal from France ended in second place (78.10), the highest position for them since they enetered DCE for the first time two years ago.
Ravens From Ireland moved up two places compared to last year and made the top three (77.75). Last year’s champions Johan Friso came in fourth place with a score of 75.75, followed by Jong Beatrix (75.00) and the Kidsgrove Scouts Juniors who competed in DCE for the very first time (66.30).