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First European DCI SoundSport event scheduled for Bristol


The very first European SoundSport competition will take place in Bristol - England on Saturday, 21st March. SoundSport, the rapidly growing series of worldwide competitive and exhibition music ensemble performance opportunities, is produced by Drum Corps International.

The European SoundSport event is a partnership between DCI, the Kidsgrove Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps, DCUK, BYBA and DCE. "We are thrilled to expand the SoundSport brand into Europe", DCI Director of Business Development John DeNovi said. "This event will engage not just the active marching ensembles in the area, but will also provide new performance opportunities to ensembles that don't currently have an outlet from which to showcase the remarkable talents of their performers."

Alan Thompson, on behalf of DCUK said, "Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to be working in association with DCI plus DCE and BYBA on this new intitative together with the 2014 DCUK Champions, Kidsgrove Scouts, and are excited to see what this first European SoundSport event brings to our activity."

"We have already received an overwhelming amount of interest from groups wishing to take part in this event," said Andy Hewlett, the organiser of SoundSport Bristol England. "Ensembles that haven't performed in the UK in nearly 20 years have contacted us looking to participate. This is as exciting for us as it will be for them."

SoundSport Bristol England will take place the evening of Saturday, 21st March at the sports hall of SGS College in Filton, Bristol. SGS College has staged many successful performing arts shows over the years including WGUK contests, and the modern facility includes a café, bar and ample parking. Additionally, the campus is close to the M4 motorway. The event is slated to start at 7pm, and will feature a growing number of performing ensembles, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

Groups interested in performing in the event are encouraged to register by contacting Drum Corps Europe at Event specific information will be listed on the SoundSport event schedule page as it becomes available.

For more information about SoundSport go to their website 

11th December 2014



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