For the 2018 season Sean Gordon has joined our design team as the Front Ensemble Arranger, read here to learn more about Sean and his recent work with the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps.
We are pleased to welcome the following percussion staff to our instructional team for the 2018 season. These exciting additions will continue the development of the percussion section and we look forward to welcoming them to the UK as they travel to our training camps throughout the winter.
Our Winter Guards will be back out in action again for the 2018 season competing on the WGUK circuit. Check out their 2018 production announcement!
We are proud to announce this year our Senior Corps will be performing their show entilted 24601 - A Les Miserables Story. We are looking forward to getting started on the 19th November to prepare for another great season ahead.
Some of our members will be travelling over to Berlin to perfom with Blue Devils Entertainment (BDE) for the opening ceremony of a corporate event.
We are proud to announce our new musical design team for the 2018 season, we look forward to welcoming them on board and can't wait to get working with them very soon.
Our Senior Corps competes across the UK and Europe on the Drum Corps United Kingdom (DCUK) and Drum Corps Europe (DCE) circuits. Since 2007 the Corps has been recognised as one of the most successful marching ensembles in the UK, being crowned British Champions six times 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 & 2017.
Winterguard is an indoor colourguard activity, derived from the outdoor summer activity that is commonly part of a Marching Band or Drum Corps. Winterguard is usually performed in an indoor arena. Guards perform to a recording of various musical genres. A winterguard unit performs using dance, and most of all, with various pieces of equipment. While equipment can vary from anything to everything, flags, rifles, and sabres are the main pieces of equipment. Members toss, spin, and do much more with their equipment, which can change throughout their show.
Major competitions take place from January to March with Finals taking place in April. Competitions are sanctioned and managed by Winter Guard United Kingdom (WGUK).