Contest Schedule

DCUK Who's Who?

The first contact would be best directed to the DCUK Office which has 24 hour telephone answering and e-mail facilities. We will be only too happy to deal with your enquiry whether about membership matters, products and services from DCUK or just a general enquiry.

The DCUK Office
3 Eridge Road
East Sussex

tel: 0844 334 2869

Should you need to contact DCUK please send an e-mail or leave a message on the office answering machine.  Your call/e-mail will be responded to as soon as possible but normally within 24 hours of receipt.

DCUK Board

DCUK is governed by a Management Board all of whom are elected by the membership. The Board members for 2014/15 are:

Chris Gibbs
Mark Nicholson
Jason Oates

As an organisation we are committed to ensuring that those interested in the drum corps activity get every opportunity to voice their views on how it is doing. Any member of the Board of DCUK will be delighted to talk to you but do remember that they hold their offices in a voluntary capacity and try to lead normal lives also.

The DCUK Board can contacted at

DCUK Fellowships

In recognition of outstanding contribution to the drum corps activity in the UK DCUK has awards Fellowships to a few special people from the activity. This is the equivalent of a Hall of Fame and only a few people are awarded this honour each year.
Current members of the DCUK Fellowship are:

Chris Gibbs
  for his services to the Winterguard activity in the UK
Russell Malley   for services to Judging and to the Board
Roger Steele   for services to the activity as Vice Chairman of the Board for 5 years

Ivan Balchin
  for his contribution to Judging
Bob Hewlett   for his services to drum corps in the south west and as editor of the British Drum Corps News and the 1995 & 1996 Yearbooks

Mark Gutteridge
  for his continuous contribution to DCUK activities, the DCUK Board and his leadership of Individuals/Ensembles competitions over the past years.

Mick Moss
  for his contribution to the drum corps activity over the past 45 years.
Glyn Boyington   for his services and contribution to DCUK as Treasurer over the past 7 years

Veronica Hope
  in recognition of the outstanding service given to the drum corps movement in the UK.

Keith Mann
  in recognition to his contribution and commitment to the drum corps activity in the United Kingdom
Mike Newman   for his tireless contribution to and support of both the drum corps activity as a whole and DCUK in particular.

Diane Suett
  for her contribution to judging within DCUK over the past 22 years
Ian Lyall   for his contribution and commitment to the drum corps activity through Chairman of the Judges Association and previous instructing
Alan Thompson   in recognition of his continuous contribution to both the drum corps and winterguard activity, more latterly with the development of Winter Guard United Kingdom


John Swindells  for his outstanding contribution to the marching band activity - 40 years as bandmaster/corps director of Kidsgrove Scouts, 10 years as DCUK Trustee and many years helping staff both winterguard and corps finals.

Douglas Caldwell
  for his outstanding contribution to the marching band 
activity - contributing to various corps, to judging, and being a willing participant behind the scenes with training events and helping at contests

Nigel Brown
  in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Drum Corps activity in the UK as an Administrator, Trustee and Judge, in particular for his service as Treasurer of MPAUK and DCUK.
Rob Swindells  for his outstanding contribution to the British Drum Corps activity for over 20 years as Instructor, writer, Director and judge, he has also served on the Board of Trustees, and helped with both drum corps and winter guard contests, he has also been instrumental in spreading the British activity to Europe and the United States.


Anyone can nominate to the DCUK Fellowship if they believe that an individual contribution has been outstanding. To find out further details about how to nominate an individual telephone DCUK on 0845 688 8906 or e-mail


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