Who are the DCUK Judges?
It is a service organisation, administered by
Drum Corps Europe (DCE), set up to provide the best possible
adjudication services for the betterment of Drum Corps that compete
within DCUK and Europe as a whole.
It both supports and endeavours to contribute towards the aim of
DCUK, in helping to advance the musical and visual education of
young people throughout the United Kingdom.
How is the Judges administered?
The day-to-day running of the organisation is dealt with by DCE in
conjunction with the DCUK Judges Liaison Officer who liases direct
with the DCE Judges Caption Heads
This Liaison Officer also reports to the DCUK Board as the
The cost of running the DCUK Judges is financed by DCUK through an
agreement with DCE.
What type of opportunities are
Opportunities exist during the Summer Drum Corps season for new
Judges interested in the areas of Brass, Overall Effect, Percussion,
Tabulation and Visual.
Many existing Judges combine their judging responsibilities to more
than one caption such as Brass & Overall Effect, Visual &
Colour Guard or Tabulating.
What experience or knowledge do
I need be a DCUK Judge?
For the Music and Visual related captions, a basic knowledge of
Brass, Percussion or Visual, obtained from having a past involvement
with a competing unit, or maybe having a current interest or
participation in the music/visual arts.
For the Tabulation an ability to be
both attentive and well organised, together with being numerically
Probably the most important requisite is enthusiasm and the
willingness to learn.
What kind of commitment is
A willingness to take part in various forms of training, whether it
be attending scheduled training events, getting together with one or
two more experienced Judges or individually developing your own
judging skills through home study reference manuals and video tapes.
Being available for a limited number of judging assignments during
the Drum Corps season. Note - The majority of show dates fall on a
The desire to want to advance your judging skills through continued
What rewards will I get out of
being a DCUK Judge?
There are no financial rewards although travelling expenses are
reimbursed for any Drum Corps or Winterguard shows you judge.
If your an ex-marching member, then you will most certainly be
putting something back into organisation that previously gave you
the opportunity to perform in.
The satisfaction of knowing that you will be helping to advance the
musical and visual education of young people throughout the United
How do I find out
Initial contact should be with the DCUK
Office - 0845 688 8906 or using our Contact
Form or alternatively e-mail: email@example.com