Drum Corps World will be available at European Championships

Steve Vickers

Single copies of the August 31 post-DCI edition of Drum Corps World will be available at the September 24 Drum Corps Europe Championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Peter Jan de Werk, a writer for Drum Corps World, will be selling copies at the Color Guard Nederland souvenir and information table during the European event that will showcase drum and bugle corps from the United Kingdom, Holland, Germany, Sweden and Belgium. CGN runs the winter color guard, percussion and individual/ensemble events in The Netherlands.

At the Rotterdam show, open class groups will include: Jubal (Holland); Wölper Löwen (Germany); Northern Star (United Kingdom)p; DAP (Holland); Beatrix (Holland); Stormarn Magic (Germany); Jong-Holland (Holland); Federatieband (Holland); Juliana (Holland); Kidsgrove Scouts (United Kingdom);
and Starriders (Germany).

The cadet class entrants are: Jong Avalance (Holland); Showband Kids (Holland); Jong Jubal (Holland); and Jong Beatrix (Holland).

Class A groups include: Red Stars (Germany); Excelsior (Holland); JFB (Holland); Willem Eggert (Holland); Strängnäs (Sweden); and Distant Thunder (United Kingdom).

In the percussion class, Göteborg (Sweden); Harpe Davids (Holland); Blue Lions (Germany); DrumSpirit (Belgium); and Rhythm Stars (Holland) will compete.

The two British championships — Drum Corps United Kingdom, October 1 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire; and the British Youth Band Association, October 8 in Coventry, Warwickshire — as well as the September 24 European championships will be reported in Drum Corps World’s October and November editions, along with the Drum Corps Germany Championships, held September 17 in Hameln, Germany.

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Drum Corps World is published as an on-line electronic magazine by Sights & Sounds, Inc., Madison, WI. It is supported by advertising from manufacturers, service providers, corps, circuits and show sponsors. The publication began in October 1971 at the same time Drum Corps International was formed and has been produced continuously as a tabloid newspaper until April 2011 and on the Internet since May 2011. It is released monthly, as well as six additional e-mail blasts, one in late June, three during July and two in August.

The worldwide staff of writers and photographers provide show reviews during the season and interviews, feature articles, news and human interest stories during the off-season. The photographs that appear in the magazine are provided by 27 staff members who are scattered around the world. The publication covers World and Open Class Drum Corps International corps, Open and Class A Drum Corps Associates corps, alumni, mini-, parade and standstill units, as well as the growing activity in Europe, the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Philippines and South Africa.