DrumLine Battle rocks the stadium at DCUK Championships
Following the success of the inaugural UK DrumLine
Battle event held at last years DCUK Championships it was a quick
and easy decision to build on this and expand the event for the 2016
This year we had 5 units "fighting" it out
and, for this year, heats were held following the British
Championships Open Class Preliminaries and featured, Beeches (Birmingham),
Concord AllStars (Sheffield), Liberty (Northampton),
The Company (Chesterfield) and The Pacemakers (St Marys
These heats then gave us 4 units moving into two
semi-finals where Beeches were pitted against The Pacemakers and
Liberty against Concord AllStars.
Two very close Battles resulted in The Pacemakers
and Concord AllStars being put through to the evening Final - giving
a repeat of the 2015 event.
so to that Final.
This took place under the floodlights immediately
following the last Corps performance in the British Drum Corps
Championships Open Class Finals and both units were particularly
The audience once again really got behind groups and
after both their performances it was then up to the Judges to
deliberate and try and split these two apart. A tense
few moments and the announcement was made - Concord AllStars had
just taken the edge and were this years winners.
The 2016 DrumLine Battle competitors
Watch our for DrumLine Battle 2017 - it will be
DCUK would also like to, once again, extend its
thanks to Dan Acheson, John DeNovi and Eric Hjellming of Drum Corps
International for their help and support of this DrumLine Battle and
we look forward to continuing to grow this partnership in the
DrumLine Battle™ is a program of Drum Corps International and
for more information visit the official website at www.drumlinebattle.com.
21st September 2016