Contest Schedule
Registration Form - DCUK 2024 

If you wish to register for DCUK 2024 please use the Contact Form at the bottom of this page. This is the only method of registration!

Please read all the information on this page PRIOR to registering to ensure you are aware of all procedures and payment requirements. By clicking on the "Send to DCUK" button you are confirming you have read and understood all information supplied (inc the DCUK Rules)

Confirmation of Registration
Once you have registered you will receive confirmation, normally within 24/72 hours, together with details of payment dates and how payments can be made.

Class Structure
As we have done for the past few seasons, for 2024 DCUK will be offering an Open Class and Junior Class plus SoundSport. In addition, at Championships only - following Prelims, Corps will be split into an A Class and Open Class (all will continued to be judged under the Open Class system) using the following criteria:

6 Corps = 6 Open
7 Corps = 7 Open
8 Corps = 6 Open & 2 A
9 Corps = 6 open & 3 A

The Junior Class is open to Cadet/Feeder Corps of existing Open Class Corps or, subject to approval, new and emerging Corps (contact us for details).

SoundSport/DrumLine Battle
In addition to Open Class and Junior Class there will also be opportunities to compete in DrumLine Battles and SoundSport events and so please indicate below any interest in either of these two activities.  You do not need to partake in the main DCUK contests to take part in DrumLine Battle or SoundSport - these events are open to all.

Costs and Payments
Costs for 2024 will be:
£ 50 MPAUK Membership Fee * (if also registered for WGUK 2023 this fee is not due)  
£ 50 DCUK Membership Fee *
£ 50 per contest attended (14th July and 8th September) - seperate fee for SoundSport only
£150 Championships Fee Open Class / £100 Championships Fee Junior Class (Saturday 21st September)
£20 per SoundSport event (charge not made if also competing in main DCUK contest) 
£0 (free) for DrumLine Battle

Order of Performance
The order of performance at 2024 contests will be determined by the date in which a fully competed and confirmed registration is received and then a random draw of each days registrations (with the first Corps drawn being the last to perform) and then by the scores obtained during the season.

After the first contest (inc Open Class Championships Prelims and Junior Class Championships Finals) - Corps which have already competed at a previous contest will perform in the order of their previous highest score with the final Corps to perform being the Corps with the highest score from all previous contests. Prior to this the remaining Corps will perform in the order in which they registered and, dependant on the day they registered, in the order they were drawn. 

Withdrawal from Contests.
Corps have until the 30th June 2024 to advise which DCUK Contests they wish to attend. Prior to this date Corps can withdraw from competing at a particular contest with no penalty.

From 1st July 2024 the penalty for withdrawing from a DCUK Contest will be a “fine” of double the entry charge for that contest and must be paid before the Corps can compete again in 2024. 

Condition of Membership
I understand and agree, on behalf of my organisation, that attendance at both an MPAUK Safeguarding session and Diversity, Equality & Inclusion session is required. Relevant and appropriate representation will attend.

Click here for a copy of the DCUK 2024 Rules & Regulations 

Any registrations after this date may be placed on a waiting list in case of other Corps withdrawing.  Registrations welcome for season shows, excluding Championships, at any time and every attempt will be made to fit Corps in.


DCUK reserve the right to withdraw any contest if entries are deemed too low to make a contest viable.  


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