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What Is Happening With Drum Corps United Kingdom In 2021?

The Board of DCUK has recently met with their member Corps and part of these discussions were to get an idea of what Corps are planning as the COVID restrictions start to get relaxed. It was very pleasing to hear that most are looking to start “live” rehearsals very shortly which, whilst maybe not as […]

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Song For The Frontline

In a time where COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, there are thousands of key workers who have continued to carry out essential duties, providing care and support for those in need. After almost a year, and with restrictions likely to continue for some time, BYBA would like to acknowledge the vital […]

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Relaunch For BYBA Southern Region

Southern bands: this is your time to shine! Following a successful meeting of the Southern Region via Zoom on Friday 22nd January, the Southern Region is all set for an exciting relaunch! Speaking after the meeting, BYBA Chairman Neil Wright said he feels there is a “real passion from the Southern region members” to “get […]

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Cory Masterclass For Thurrock Marching Brass

On Saturday 16 January members of Thurrock Marching Brass joined Philip Harper and the Cory Band, the World’s #1 Brass Band and their section leaders in a virtual Brass and Percussion day which saw Philip and the section leaders masterfully guide all participants through their respective instruments and parts to two fabulous pieces. A Melvern […]

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DCUK Year Book 2020 Available Now As Free Download

The 2020 will not go down as being a classic year for Drum Corps (or for any of the performing and marching arts!). Thanks to the Coronavirus almost all activities around the World were cancelled/postponed and in the UK this was no different.

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DCUK Finals Day Webcast Success

Saturday 19th September 2020 was scheduled to be the 41st British Drum Corps Championships but thanks to COVID-19 this was not to be. Instead Drum Corps United Kingdom released an hour long Facebook “webcast” and we would like to thank everyone that contributed to this production:

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Showband Rastede Expects Instructors From The USA For Training In Wapeldorf

On the coming weekend, August 15th and 16th, the musicians of Spirit of 52 will come together for their next training camp. They will use the village square in Wapeldorf again for this, because there is still work to be done on the future training ground between Hahn Lehmden and Bekhausen. The participants are particularly […]

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“Spirit Of 52” Is Preparing For The World Cup Next Year

The lockdown came a few days before the long-planned training weekend in March. Since then, all rehearsals of the Rastede show band have had to pause. With progressive easing, the young stars were able to get back to their weekly training. The “Spirit of 52” department had its first reunion since the pandemic began in […]

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DCUK: Isolation Brass – Performing Canon In D By Johann Pachelbel

Drum Corps United Kingdom are please to release the video of their first ever virtual project – DCUK: Isolation Brass – performing Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. Thank you to all that submitted videos and also special thanks to Andy Cartwright for arranging the score, Ian Downes for the logo, Lee Court for editing […]

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DCUK Cancel 2020 Competitive Season

Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, nearly four weeks ago DCUK announced that the first two contests of this coming season had been cancelled with the third show on 19th July being highly unlikely to be able to take place. On Monday 20th April the 2020 Drum Corps United Kingdom Member Corps, together with members […]

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