The Senior Corps competes across the UK (DCUK) and Europe (DCE) and are currently the reigning European Champions. Since 2007 the Corps has been recognised as one of the most successful marching bands in the UK, being crowned British Champions six times over eight years and European Champions twice.
In 2010 the corps travelled to New York for the first time to perform on the world stage at the Drum Corps Associates World Championships, this was part of our centenary year celebrations. After finishing in sixth place and receiving an outstanding welcome and reception from the American audiences, the corps returned again in 2012 & 2015. We have been crowed International Champions at all of our appearances to the World Championships and will be returning across the pond in 2017!
Circuits we compete on (click the link for more information):
Drum Corps United Kingdom
Drum Corps Europe
Drum Corps Associates
Based on a traditional American style marching band, the Corps is made up of four sections, the marching brass, marching percussion, front line percussion and the colourguard, who complement the music with dance. The member’s co-ordinate music and movement (drill) in a themed show under the instruction of a highly skilled team of musical and creative experts. Each year the band co-ordinate a new show which takes about eight months to learn and perfect.
All of the staff and members work hard and give up a lot of their time to create a championship standard show that audiences and judges will enjoy. There are hundreds of hours spent each year getting the show to a high standard, not just from the marching members but supporters, support staff, family and friends alike.
Over the years the Corps has had the opportunity to work with some fantastically skilled instructional staff from the UK, Europe and America as well as boasting many talented in house staff. The Corps have developed a recognisable style over the years, of loud, in your face, fast paced Drum Corps that continues to put audiences on their feet around the world.