Welcome tot 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

Kidsgrove Scouts win at Barnsley

19 June 2017

Soaring temperatures and a large audience added to the excitement and atmosphere as the first UK show of the European Music Games took place in Barnsley FC Training Academy on Sunday last.

European Music Games continues in Barnsley this weekend

12 June 2017

The UK will see the first of their summer contests take place in Barnsley this Sunday, June 18th.

Juliana and Jong Jubal win first DMG contest

4 June 2017

Juliana won the first DMG show in Roosendaal in the Premier Class. The group just took less than one point difference on Jubal, that became second last Saturday.

Meet our cast

The Vikings

Tallaght, Co. Dublin, Ireland


Queensbury, United Kingdom

Celtic Crusaders

Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Johan Friso

Middelburg, Netherlands

Cadence Juniors

Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

Blue Diamonds

Nienhagen, Germany


Hilversum, Netherlands

Wölper Löwen

Neustadt am Rübenberge, Germany

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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