Welcome to 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

The Company wins International Class at DCI

16 August 2017

The Company won the International Class at the Drum Corps International Open Class Championships. With a score of 72.325, they scored a bit more than 7th Regiment who ended on the 8th place in the Open Class. The Vanguard Cadets won the Open Class last Tuesday 8th August with a score of 80.725.

Diamond anniversary yields gold for undefeated Blue Devils

15 August 2017

For the 18th time in Drum Corps International's 45-year history, the Blue Devils are back atop the drum corps universe. With a score of 98.537, the most decorated of DCI's corps celebrated its 60th anniversary with a gold medal in Saturday's DCI World Championship Finals.

Like and watch the DCE Video Vault for free

15 August 2017

This year will be the 15th outdoor DCE Championships held. To celibrate this with as many friends  as possible, we want to get at least 6000 friends on our official DCE Facebook page. If we have them before DCE Championships 2017, we will give all our Facebook friends a coupon to watch the DCE Video Vault for free till 29 September 2017.

Meet our cast


Coseley, United Kingdom

Red Stars

Hann. Munden, Germany


Ludwigshafen, Germany

Clondalkin Youth Band

Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, Ireland


Quiberon, France


Zwijndrecht, Netherlands

Diamond Cadets

Nienhagen, Germany

The Company

Stanfree, United Kingdom

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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