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Blue Devils International coming to the UK



Drum Corps United Kingdom are pleased to be able to announce that as part of their 2015 European Tour the Blue Devils International Corps will be performing at the DCUK Woking “International Summer Spectacular” show on Saturday 4th July.

The full schedule for the Blue Devils International Corps (BDI) tour was released at the beginning of May and includes performances in Holland prior to coming to the UK and then onto Italy and finally 8 days at the world renowned Basel Tattoo in Switzerland.

Whilst in Holland, BDI will be performing at the Drum Corps Netherlands contest, in association with Proud Event, in Leeuwarden on Saturday 27th June.

The Corps will be arriving in the UK on Wednesday 1st July and spending time in London before travelling to Eastleigh in Hampshire on the evening of 2nd July where housing and rehearsal facilities have been organised for the remainder of their stay in the UK.

BDI will be running an instructional clinic at the Kingfield Stadium in Woking prior to the DCUK contest on 4th July and full details of the content of this and how to register will be announced soon.

Later that afternoon the DCUK contest, a European Music Games Regional, will be hosted by Cadence Drum & Bugle Corps, in association with Drum Corps United Kingdom with 15 Corps in competition including units travelling from Holland and Ireland to make the event a truly international spectacle and will culminate in a performance by the Blue Devils International Corps. Their show will be a 7-minute production specifically designed to showcase their amazing performers talent and bring to life the uniqueness of American Drum Corps.

Details of ticket sales for the contest on 4th July will be announced in the next few days

DCUK would like to extend their thanks to Dave Gibbs and Pete Emmons of the Blue Devils and Erik Julliard of the Basel Tattoo for their support and patience over the past few months whilst the planning of this historic trip were being finalised.  Also thanks to the show sponsors, Cadence, who already put together a team of people assisting to ensure this is a great event and also to the Eastleigh Youth Trust in assisting in the provision of the housing for the 100+ members and staff of BDI whilst in the UK

For more information you can contact DCUK or for specifics about the event on 4th July you can also contact the show sponsors via email at

3rd May 2015



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