Seven Countries Represented At DCE Championships 2016

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dce_100x100Drum Corps Europe has published the list of participants for the DCE European Championships. A record number of seven countries will be represented next year at the Parkstad Limburg Stadium in Kerkrade – the Netherlands.

22 corps from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Ireland, France and Belgium will participate in the DCE European Championships 2016, of which 16 corps will compete in the Premier Class and 6 in the Junior Class. 22 corps is the maximum number that can be admitted to the event.

Beeches Performance Ensemble from Birmingham (UK) will enter the European Championships for the first time in 2016. Next year we will also see a comeback o Kadoudal Drum & Bugle Corps from Quiberon (France), Showband Calypso from Zwevegem (Belgium) and Millennium Drum & Bugle Corps from Verdello (Italy).

“It’s great to see that a record number of countries will be represented at the DCE Championships next year”, says DCE Chairman Marcel Matthijsse. “We have never been quite as European as we will be next year. We look forward to another great drum corps day in Kerkrade on Saturday 24th September.”

DCE Championships Stadium - Parkstad Limburg Stadium in Kerkrade - Netherlands

The list of participants in alphabetical order is as follows:

37th Kingswood, Bristol (UK)
Beeches, Birmingham (UK)
Blue Diamonds, Nienhagen (DE)
Cadence, Guildford (UK)
Calypso, Zwevegem (BE)
Jubal, Dordrecht (NL)
Juliana, Middelburg (NL)
Kidsgrove Scouts, Kidsgrove (UK)
Millennium, Verdello (IT)
Mosson Secutores, Mosson/Besana (IT)
Revolution, Queensbury (UK)
Starriders, Bad Münder (DE)
Spirit of 52, Rastede (DE)
The Company, Chesterfield (UK)
The Vikings, Tallaght (IE)
Wölper Löwen, Neustadt am Rübenberge (DE)

Diamond Cadets, Nienhagen (DE)
Johan Friso, Middelburg (NL)
Jong Beatrix, Hilversum (NL)
Jong-Holland Junioren, Zwijndrecht (NL)
Jong Jubal, Dofrdrecht (NL)
Kadoudal, Quiberon (FR)

Posted by on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015. Filed under Drum Corps Europe, FrontPage Feature.