Date(s) - June 2, 2018
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The 2018 SoundSport UK summer season kicks off on Saturday, June 2nd at the Brigades British Marching Band Championships in Stoke-on-Trent.
Starting in 2017, this competition hosts a SoundSport division through a partnership agreement with Drum Corps United Kingdom. Designed to open up a new avenue to participation in the Drum Corps activity, Drum Corps International’s SoundSport program aims to encourage new and re-emerging ensembles to participate. This also offers a unique opportunity that will enable Brigade music ensemble to seamlessly participate at any Soundsport events in the U.K.
Teams can be performance ensembles, mini bands/corps, brass bands, alumni corps, small drum corps/marching bands or any Brigade music or percussion group. There are no age restrictions and all instruments are legal including electronics, guitars, woodwind, brass etc.. You can start a team with only five members. Shows are 5-7 minutes in length with music and entertainment being the main focus and without the need to necessarily march. Additional emphasis is also placed on audience engagement and showmanship, It’s about achieving the best combination of performance excellence, fan enjoyment and providing valuable experience for your younger members.
The Showcase Committee would like to invite all Brigade music group or ensembles to participate in this exciting new venture in the hope that it will inspire and encourage your members in the future. We see this activity as helping to bridge the gap between gaining experience for younger members and competing in the full Brigades Marching Band Championships and we would encourage as many Brigade groups to participate and benefit from the Showcase experience.
For additional information on the Brigades British Marching Band Championship, please visit http://www.showcasemarchingbands.co.uk/.
We want to make sure that you are the first to experience this season like never before, so put these events on your calendar today! All event inquiries and persons who are interested in forming a SoundSport ensemble are invited contact us at SoundSport@dci.org.
- Contact DCUK with interest in the 2018 SoundSport summer series
- DCUK and DCI build partnership with SoundSport