September 13, 2015

DCUK to Host First British DrumLine Battle

Eric Hjellming

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DrumLine Battle®, a rapidly growing series of worldwide competitive and exhibition music ensemble performance opportunities produced by Drum Corps International, and Drum Corps United Kingdom, a charitable organization which seeks to promote and support its member Drum and Bugle Corps within the United Kingdom, are pleased to announce the first officially sanctioned DrumLine Battle in England in conjunction with the 2015 British Drum Corps Championships.DCUK DLB Logo

“We are thrilled to have an official DrumLine Battle affiliated with DCUK” DrumLine Battle Events and Promotions Manager Eric Hjellming said. “This event will not only introduce DrumLine Battle to England, but it will also expose the audience to unique performances in head-to-head match ups like never before.”

Hosted Saturday, September 19th at Select Security Stadium in Widnes, Cheshire, UK, the 2015 British Drum Corps Championships feature 12 of the best Drum Corps based throughout the country. Four of these corps, Concord AllStars, The Pacemakers, The Company and Thurrock Marching Brass, will have the distinction of being DCUK’s first DrumLine Battle participants. The battle is slated to occur after the completion of Finals competition, immediately before final retreat and scores.

Alan Thompson, Chairman of DCUK, added “Having seen the DrumLine Battles in Indianapolis at this year’s Drum Corps International World Championships and the excitement they generated I could see how we might be able to incorporate this into our Championships day and I see this as being a first of many Battles we hold here in the UK.”

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Doors open: 12:00
Prelim starts: 12:45
Junior Class Finals: 16:25
A Class Finals: 16:55
Open Class Finals: 18:30
All Results: 21:00

Tickets are set starting at just £8 and are available online for pre-sale or on site at the event. Information on the 2015 British Drum Corps Championships and purchasing tickets can be found at Additional information on the DrumLine Battle will be made public throughout the upcoming week.

About Drum Corps United Kingdom

Drum Corps United Kingdom, part of Marching & Performing Arts UK, is a charitable organization which seeks to promote and support its member Drum and Bugle Corps within the United Kingdom.

The basic concept is that of playing an entertaining musical program of their own choice and performing a field show of precision marching, dance and other choreographed movement.

Established in 1980, DCUK currently has a membership of Drum Corps spread geographically right across the country. Details of past and current members can be found online at the UK Drum Corps Directory.