The British Are Coming!
System Blue today announces an exciting partnership with Kidsgrove Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps. Effective today, they will play exclusively on System Blue Brass instruments. As one of Britain’s most prolific drum and bugle corps and recognizable top musical ensembles in the marching world, Kidsgrove choose System Blue to help them continue their successful journey. No strangers to American audiences, the Kidsgrove Scouts have recently traveled to New York to perform on the world Drum Corps stage as part of their centenary year celebrations. Since 2010 they have competed alongside United States groups. In both in 2010 and 2012, Kidsgrove was crowned DCA International Champions. In 2015 they were the only British Drum Corps to compete in America on three separate occasions, finishing in sixth place in the DCA Championships. These are incredible accomplishments for this exciting and competitive group.
“We hope that this partnership gives Kidsgrove the opportunity to achieve their goals and express themselves with our elite instruments in a totally new way,” says David Gibbs, System Blue’s President. “Established in 1910, they’re already the most recognizable and successful marching ensemble in the United Kingdom. They are the reigning DCA International World Champions and have been crowned British Champions six times over eight years. The future for this organization is incredible.”
Kidsgrove Scouts Corps Director, Rob Swindells, commented, “These are very exciting times for everyone at Kidsgrove Scouts. It is a great honor for us to be welcomed into the System Blue Family. Not only do the members get to play on amazing top-quality instruments, but there are great opportunities to develop strong educational links across the family. The potential for growth within Kidsgrove through this is outstanding. The opportunity to work with System Blue and other endorsees is phenomenal.”
System Blue hopes to play a significant role in the advancement of Kidsgrove, their future successes and looks forward to this exciting partnership, watching this amazing organization grow, and evolve. Together, this is our time.